BCPA hosts a variety of continuing education an other events throughout the year. There are large workshops held in the Spring and Fall of each year for one full day and a variety of smaller CE events throughout the rest of the year. See below for current events:

What: Virtual learning opportunity with BCPA, presented over Zoom

When: Friday 06/16/2023 at 1pm – 4pm CST

Number of CE Credits: 3 CE Hours

CE Credits Available to: Licensed Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

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An Introduction to Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy

Presented by Lori Kinkler, PhD


About this virtual workshop:

The adoption of a neurodiversity paradigm seeks to destigmatize and depathologize natural variations in human neurology. Rather than trying to eliminate or mask cognitive differences, clients are encouraged to advocate for their needs and find creative ways to seek/create accomodations within a “neurotypical” world.  An Introduction to Neurodiversity-Affirming Therapy will acquaint clinicians with this paradigm and provide an understanding of the basic concepts and perspectives that have emerged from the neurodivergent community.

Learning Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and define the neurodiversity paradigm and how it differs from a more historically applied approach to neurodivergence.
  • Recognize and define common concepts related to the neurodiversity paradigm
  • Learn how to apply the neurodiversity paradigm in a clinical setting
  • Learn the importance of signaling that they are a neurodiversity-affirming provider within their clinical practice.
  • Learn ways to signal that they are a neurodiversity-affirming provider within their clinical practice.
About Speaker

Dr. Lori Kinkler (she/her) is a licensed psychologist with a doctorate in clinical psychology who proudly identifies as a neurodivergent white bisexual ciswoman. She is a San Antonio native (but spent time in snowy New England). Throughout her career, Dr. Kinkler’s research and counseling interests have been tied to the experiences of women and sexual minorities within male-dominated and heteronormative settings. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Counseling Services at Trinity University, where she facilitates Infinite Connection: A Neurodivergent Student Group.

Cost for this workshop:

  • Student Members $20
  • Members $50
  • Non-Members $70

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