The Association of Chicagoland Externship and Practicum Training Sites (ACEPT) was formed in November 2003 by psychology graduate programs and training sites seeking to improve the structure and ethical standards of the practicum application process for graduate students. The graduate programs and training sites that have agreed to adhere to the following standards have committed themselves to abiding not only to the letter of the guidelines, but also the spirit as well.
ACEPT promotes ethical and respectful conduct throughout the practicum application process. Constructed in an atmosphere of mutual collaboration between schools, sites, and students, these guidelines clarify the responsibilities and roles of all parties, specify acceptable and unacceptable conduct, and promote professional courtesy.
The schedule for the February 5th meeting via Zoom will be as follows:
Webinar: The Prototyped Victim and An Expanded View Of Gendered Racism
Despite international attempts to
reduce the insidiousness of oppression, racism remains a seemingly immovable
fixture in American society. Research has revealed that White Americans hold
negative racial attitudes and often experience resistance against examining
White privilege (Bowman, 2010). Missing is an analysis of gendered racism
between White women and Black men. This presentation will highlight
prototype victim and prototype perpetrator research to help broaden
understanding of White female public displays of racism against Black men. The
differences in how White women publicly demonstrate their racism has surfaced
frequently with the aid of technology. This new depiction of the White Woman
has been coined the ‘Karen.’ The term “Karen” is simply the label for adult
White Women who are perceived to behave in a racist way in public. Prototype
research is used to expand the construct understanding of gendered racism manifested
by White women. The micro example of racism targeted towards Black men will be
used to provide historical and contemporary depictions of the aforementioned
gendered racism. The presentation concludes with implications for anti-racist
clinical training and supervision.
Presenter Biography: Bill Johnson, Psy.D. (Staff Psychologist @DePaul University Counseling Services)
Dr. Bill Johnson II is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He is currently a Staff Psychologist at DePaul University Counseling Services, and sees clients in his private practice. In addition to providing individual and group counseling for university students, he is also responsible for outreach and programming focused on students of African descent. Dr. Johnson graduated with his Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Johnson is licensed as a Psychologist in both Illinois and New York states. Prior to working at DePaul University, he lived and worked in Victoria, Australia. During this time, he was registered as a clinical psychologist with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority and was a member of the Australian Psychology Society College of Clinical Psychology. He has published articles and delivered presentations at national and international conferences on the intersection of race and gender.
ACEPT membership benefits your training programs in a number of ways. A one-year membership as a clinical training site includes a table for your site at the Annual Practicum Fair to network with sites and meet prospective applicants; quarterly meetings with CE/U speakers and events pertinent to clinical training; a forum to discuss and problem solve issues related to training; a venue to network with training directors and supervisors from the schools and clinical sites; and use of the ACEPT website and google group to post information and advertise services.
ACEPT provides guidelines around the practicum match process; supports students, graduate programs, and sites in this process; and promotes a welcoming training community emphasizing togetherness and belonging. ACEPT does not oversee the appropriateness of sites for placing students or graduate programs. For more information, please visit our Membership Tab above.
Questions about membership may be directed to ACEPT Secretary listed under Executive Committee. Member registration form and schedule of dues are listed above in Membership Renewal.