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First Friday Forum: : Minnesota Nice and Race Relations: Engaging in Difficult Dialogue to Build Real Relationships
Friday, June 03, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
Category: First Friday Forum (CE)

First Friday Forum: Minnesota Nice and Race Relations: Engaging in Difficult Dialogue to Build Real Relationships 

Friday, June 3, 2022

This program will be held virtually via Zoom. Details with instruction on how to view the webinar will be sent to all registrants the day before the program (6/2).

Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Friday Forums are cosponsored with the Metropolitan State University Psychology Department.

About the Program:

Minnesota Nice is characterized by being polite, friendly, mild mannered, passive aggressive. These characteristics imply polite friendliness and an aversion to open confrontation. This talk examine the cultural landscape in MN and how characteristics of MN Nice affect race relations in Minnesota (and other parts of the country and world). The research indicates that the myth of colorblindness and neutrality in relationships is not ideal for race relations. Implications for therapeutic interventions will be discussed. This is an experiential talk and participants should be prepared to have their videos on and participate in breakout rooms.
This program qualifies for 3.0 continuing education credits.

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe characteristics that are detrimental to race relations. 
2. List interpersonal dynamics and therapeutic interventions that will help with race relations. 
3. Explain how making personal and professional changes can help them in their practice with clients of ethnic minority backgrounds.

The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report.

About the Presenter:
Yasmine Moideen, Ph.D., LP, is a Clinical Child Psychologist who works at North Psychology Clinic in Brooklyn Center. She specializes in working with children and has a passion for issues related to diversity, immigration, and acculturation. Dr. Moideen received her Ph.D. from DePaul University in Clinical Child Psychology and completed internship at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. She is an active MPA member and has been chair of the Diversity Committee/Multicultural Division, helped found the MPA Child Psychology Division, and is currently president of MPA. When she is not working, you can find her on the tennis court, on a hike, or trying a new restaurant. She and her husband are empty nesters who live with their anxious cat and look forward to FaceTiming their two college age children.

The Minnesota Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Minnesota Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

ACCESSIBILITY ACCOMMODATIONS:  If you need disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact the Metropolitan State University Center for Accessibility Resources, 651-793-1549, or [email protected]


Registration Pricing:

Member Type MPA Member Non-Member Student Retired-Member (No CE credit)
Fee $60 $95 $15               $30


*Retired members have the option to pay the regular member rate to receive CE credit or take advantage of the discounted price with no CE.

MPA wants all members to have access to quality CE opportunities. If you are an MPA member and due to COVID-19 you are unable to work full time and can’t pay the full registration fee, please contact [email protected] to make other arrangements with staff.

Registration is now closed.

Click here for PDF program flyer and registration form.