Join WiSE for our Annual Symposium!

Join WiSE for our Annual Symposium!

2017 Annual Symposium: Being An Ally

April 28, 2017 from 12:30 – 5:00 pm

Register to present a poster here – Closes April 21
Register for the keynote address and/or de-escalation workshop here – Closes April 23

12:30 pm: Lunch is served

1:00-2:00 pm: Keynote Address by Kelly Lemaire, M.S., Duke University Medical Center
Title: Say Something: Allied Behavior Training

Kelly LeMaire is completing her doctoral degree from Marquette University in clinical psychology and is currently in her final year of training as a medical psychology resident/intern at Duke University Medical Center. She is a part of the Stress, Trauma and Recovery Treatment Program (START) clinic within the Cognitive Behavioral Research and Treatment Program (CBRTP). Her research focuses on prejudice, discrimination, allies and allied behavior, LGBTQ health and mental health, and interpersonal violence. Her dissertation utilized a 10-condition live experimental deign to examine allied behavior on behalf of individuals who identify as LGBTQ. She is passionate about advocacy and leadership and was awarded the Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship for 2015-2016. During her time at Duke University Medical Center, she has continued to pursue these interests through providing educational trainings and beginning a Multicultural & Diversity Action Committee within the CBRTP. Her clinical areas of expertise are LGBTQ affirmative treatment, multiculturally competent care, trauma, borderline personality disorder, and emotion dysregulation.

2:00-4:00 pm: De-escalation Training Workshop led by Kelly Lemaire, M.S.

The theme of WiSE programming this year has been around the importance of being allies to colleagues or peers in need. This will culminate in a hands-on de-escalation workshop to provide participants with some tools for dealing with both explicit and implicit biases that they may witness in or outside of the workplace. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of when to step in in various instances, as well as ways to de-escalate high-tension to microaggression scenarios.

4:00-5:00 pm: Student Poster Session and Happy Hour

We invite students and post-docs, women and men, from all departments to share their research!

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