Alliant International University Los Angeles CA

1000 S Fremont Ave, Unit 5 Alhambra CA 91803

Saturday, April 14th, 2018
Communities in the Wake of Disaster
I-Merit Los Angeles presents

CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE

UNITY

Please register as early as possible, for priority registration, as registration has reached capacity in the past.

REGISTRATION FEES

Conference Registration includes access to all presentations, food, and CEUs.

Unity Conference 2018 Focus
The 2018 Unity conference focus is on communities during and in the aftermath of natural and human disaster. A main focus of the conference is on the impact of disasters on on individuals, families, schools and organizations in disadvantaged communities, as well as on provider training and burnout prevention. Poster sessions on multiple dimensions of diversity will be exhibited. Examples include street work, experiential interventions, single sessions, working with relief organizations and therapist training. 

HIGHLIGHTS

On behalf of the Los Angeles I-MERIT Committee, we welcome you to our conference.
Please join our celebration!
Should you have any questions please contact us at: unity.conference15@gmail.com
The following are presenters and events that you don't want to miss!
On behalf of the Los Angeles I-MERIT Committee, we welcome you to our conference.
Please join our celebration!
Should you have any questions please contact us at: unity.conference15@gmail.com
The following are presenters and events that you don't want to miss!
 

Opening Keynote

"Therapeutic Spaces in Public Spaces: Alternative Ideas for Community Work following a Natural Disaster"

- Jason Platt, Ph.D.

Closing Keynote

"Battle of Trauma Queens: Man versus Nature"

- Manijeh Daneshpour, Ph.D.

Please also visit our partner website that pays homage to all people affected by disasters:

http://noahdear.wixsite.com/blog 

 

We are excited to announce our expressive arts project: 

Under the leadership of Dr. Michi Fu and Thomas Moore, The I-MERIT Unity conference will kick off an interactive flower quilt which will symbolize the losses of lives due to gun violence as well as hope, transformation, and courage for the future. After the conference, Alliant International University community members will be invited to continue to contribute to this interactive art project. Eventually, the quilted flowers project will be proudly displayed to serve as a reminder of how the duality of loss and grief can be transformed into hope and courage.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Alliant International University SGA
Art Therapy Club: http://arttherapyclub.wixsite.com/cspp 
Industrial and Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA)
Latinx Student Psychological Association (LSPA)
Marriage and Family Therapy Student Organization (MFTSO)
Multicultural Communities Clinical Psychology Emphasis (MCCP)
UCLArts and Healing: http://uclartsandhealing.org/  

CONFERENCE MISSION

Unity Conference Mission

Presenters and participants will be engaged in an inclusive multimodal discourse on self, interpersonal, relational, social, organizational and systemic dimensions of diversity which will serve to bring our internal and external communities together.

 

Multi Diversity Focus: Internal and external dimensions of diversity, including but not limited to: age, culture, education ethnicity, gender, geographic location, health, income, internationalism, language, marital status, occupation, parental status, physical and mental ability, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, spirituality and socioeconomic status.  

 

Multi Stakeholders: We aim to showcase students, staff and faculty from our programs, clinical psychology, couples and family therapy, organizational psychology, school psychology, and the communities with whom we work.