28th NPA Annual Conference – Practicing Cultural Humility: Ethical and Clinical Considerations

Dr. Tonya D. Armstrong

05/03/2019 at 8:30 am - 4:45 pm

University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557

6 CE Credits


APA Approved Sponsor logo_white background_screen imageApproved for Nevada Psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs. 6 CE credits includes 1.5 CE credits of Ethics.
NPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


About the Workshop:

Due to the rapidly shifting demographics of our world and our local communities, psychologists are increasingly rising to the ethical challenges of enhancing their cultural humility across multiple spheres of human functioning. In today’s clinical practice, we must broaden our ethical practices to include not only respect, but also deeper understanding and connection; not only for adults, but also for children and adolescents; not only by ethnicity, but also by socioeconomic class, gender, disability, faith, sexuality, and other categories of difference. This educational program will provide specific guidance in the practical application of the values, principles, and standards of the “Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.” Ultimately, we are striving for not only the absence of mental illness, but also the flourishing of mental health and wellness.

Dr. Armstrong will utilize a combination of didactic material, video, experiential exercises, and group discussion to assist participants in embracing a deeper ethic of cultural humility.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe at least four traditional barriers to cultural humility in clinical practice.
2. Assess at least four aspects of their own cultural narratives that may come into conflict with client narratives.
3. Apply a model that facilitates cultural sensitivity in clinical practice.
4. Discuss three steps that can further enhance the clinical practice of cultural humility.


This presentation is intended for psychologists, other licensed mental health providers, and graduate students of psychology. Seating is limited, so register early!

About the Speaker:

Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D. M.T.S.,is the founder and CEO of The Armstrong Center for Hope (www.armstrongcfh.com), a private group practice of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals cultivating psychological and spiritual wellness for all ages.  Dr. Armstrong first established her business in 2002 as a licensed psychologist in solo practice, and expanded her practice to their current location in Durham, NC, in 2010.  There, she and her staff of ten providers focus on psychological assessment, individual, couple, and family therapy, consulting, and continuing education.  She frequently presents on the integration of spirituality into therapy; grief and loss in children, adolescents, and adults; and the ethics of cultural humility.

Having double-majored in psychology and music at Yale University, she completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with a focus on child and adolescent issues.  She completed her predoctoral internship at Duke University Medical Center with primary rotations in pediatric psychology and family therapy, and a National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Duke’s Center for Developmental Epidemiology.  Dr. Armstrong also holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke Divinity School and maintains a commitment to ministry in settings across the community.

A native of Durham, NC, Dr. Armstrong has been a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1993, and a member of the North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) since 1995.  Additionally, she gained membership in NCPA’s Division of Independent Professional Practice in 2005 and joined the Insurance Committee in 2011.  Along with her SWAT team colleagues, Dr. Armstrong received the 2015 NCPA President’s Award for their service to NCPA members and the public at large.  Dr. Armstrong is currently the President of NCPA. Dr. Armstrong’s CV

Awards Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting:

Please stay for our Awards luncheon and Annual Business Meeting. We will be introducing our 2019-2020 Executive and Regional Board Members, reviewing NPA’s strategic plan over the past year, provide updates about the NPA budget, Legislative Committee and Regional updates. We will then move on to our Awards Presentation and announce the winner of the Student Poster Presentations.

Optional boxed lunches no longer available, final catering order submitted 4/30/19

Download Brochure:

Click here to download brochure
Fax to:
(888) 654-0050 (for credit cards)
Mail with check to:
PO Box 400671, Las Vegas, NV 89140

General Information:

Handout Materials

A link to download handout materials electronically will be sent out by email to all registered attendees no later than Tuesday, April 30th. Printed handout materials are available upon request for a small fee. Requests should be submitted by email to our Executive Director, Wendi O’Connor at admin@nvpsychology.org no later than Monday, April 29th, 2019 and can be paid for and collected during registration on May 3rd.

Workshop Location

The workshop will be held at University of Nevada, Reno, Pennington Medical Education Building, Room 012, located at 1664 N. Virginia Street, Reno NV 89557. CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAP. Parking is available on Silver 10. Parking permits can be purchased from kiosk in parking lot for $7/day.

Hotels/Ground Transportation for Out-of-Towners

Are you traveling from Las Vegas or out of State to attend the conference? Contact our Executive Director at ADMIN@NVPSYCHOLOGY.ORG for hotel suggestions.
Las Vegas now offers Lyft as a convenient alternative to taking a cab from the airport. New to Lyft, email us for a coupon code and get $20 off your first ride!

Refunds & Grievance Policies

Participants may direct questions or complaints to NPA to 888-654-0050. An administrative fee of $30 will be charged for cancellation of registration. Please note, no refunds will be granted after 04/19/2019..


Nevada Psychological Association (NPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content. NPA will issue certificates of completion. APA CE rules require that we only issue CE credits to those with documented attendance who attend the entire workshop. We monitor attendance strictly. Those arriving more than 15 minutes late or leaving before the entire workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Additional Information

NPA will provide accommodations for person with special needs, when notified at the time of registration and at least one week prior to workshop. Please email us at ADMIN@NVPSYCHOLOGY.ORG

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this program or its presenter.


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