The Culturally Sensitive Strength-Based Strategic Therapy method was developed to integrate various principles founded by the Mental Research Institute (MRI) and Jay Haley’s Strategic Therapy approach as well as other methods to address these issues. In this workshop, guidelines will be presented for learning the principles of Culturally Sensitive Strength-Based Strategic Therapy. There will be an emphasis on effective strategies in working within the cultural context of the client and how this is critical to successful therapy. A structure will be presented for organizing the specific tasks and skills involved in different aspects of the method including activating the client’s strengths. Case examples, some on video recordings, will illustrate many innovative brief therapy techniques.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Terry Soo-Hoo, PhD, ABPP, is the Clinical Director of MRI in Palo Alto, and professor at the California State University East Bay in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program. His publications include topics on multi-cultural issues in psychotherapy and consultation, brief therapy and couples therapy. He has special interests in the area of innovative culturally relevant approaches to psychotherapy. He has also provided extensive presentations, training, supervision and consultation on these topics to agencies and other professionals in many countries around the world. Dr. Soo-Hoo is Board Certified in Family and Couples Psychology (ABPP).