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March 22, 2012 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Lecture
Location: WSU Campus at Spencer M. Partrich Law School Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff


The Sixth Annual Dean's Diversity Lecture is scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Partrich Auditorium at the WSU Law School.  The lecture, titled Culture- and Gender-Sensitive Regulation of Anger will be presented by A. Antonio González-Prendes, Professor, School of Social Work.

Anger is a universal emotion experienced equally by men and women and found in all cultures and nationalities. However, culture-specific norms and display rules and gender role socialization appear to heavily influence the way men and women express anger across cultures. This presentation will explore how cultural norms as well as gender-role socialization messages sanction expressions of anger. The presenter will draw from his own research and clinical experience as well as from the available literature to outline models to assess clients when working with culturally diverse populations, and present a multi-modal framework for the treatment of anger that integrates key culture- and gender-sensitive components. The presenter will also examine key elements in the cognitive conceptualization of anger and discuss the existing gaps and limitations in anger research in general, and the lack of empirical data relative to the treatment of anger with cultural diversity and with women in particular.     

González-Prendes is an alumnus from Wayne State University, holding a Ph.D. from the College of Education, and an M.S.W. from the School of Social Work.  González-Prendes is an experienced social work clinical practitioner with research interests that revolve around the investigation of cognitive, emotional and cultural dimensions of anger.   

This event is FREE of charge and is being co-sponsored by the WSU School of Social Work and the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, and has been approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative for 2 Continuing Education Contact Hours.  Course approval # MICEC-0058.  No pre-registration is required.  For further information, please contact Julie Alter-Kay at ae8440@wayne.edu or (313) 577-4464.

(Parking Structure 1 located at 1450 W. Palmer is available for guest parking.  $5.00 credit card –no cash-must swipe card in and out.  See www.campusmap.wayne.edu for campus map and further parking information)


For more information about this event, please contact Julie Alter-Kay at 313-577-4464 or ae8440@wayne.edu.