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EP20 Speech with Discussant 02 - Integrating Dimensions of Cultural and Social Identities in the Psychotherapeutic Process - Patricia Arredondo, EDD ; Stephen Gilligan, PhD

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Multicultural |  Speeches with Discussants |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Patricia Arredondo, EdD |  Stephen Gilligan, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
1 hour 30 minutes
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 11, 2020
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Cultural factors are present in all therapeutic relationships. Engaging the totality of individual clients by addressing their intersecting identities can promote self-affirmation and clarity about internalized oppression. The cultural competency paradigm and the Dimensions of Personal Identity model will serve as the primary reference points.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Illustrate the role of cultural and social identities as sources of self-efficacy and/or dilemmas
  2. Identify the role of historical moments and events as contextual factors influencing clients' well-being
  3. Describe how clients may become more empowered by recognizing the strengths found in their intersecting identities

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*




Patricia Arredondo, EdD's Profile

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For the past 35 years, Dr. Arredondo has published extensively in the areas of cultural competency models and guidelines, Latinx mental health, and organizational diversity strategy. She has co-authored six books and numerous scholarly articles. Dr. Arredondo is a licensed psychologist and long-term tenured faculty for graduate programs in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling Psychology. She is sought after for keynote presentations and consultations in higher education domestically and internationally. In 2017, she delivered programs with major U.S. universities as well as in Qatar, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology is from Boston University. Currently, she is President of the Arredondo Advisory Group and a Visiting Professor at Arizona State University. 

Stephen Gilligan, PhD's Profile

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Stephen Gilligan Ph.D., is a Psychologist in Encinitas, CA. He was one of the original NLP students at UC Santa Cruz; Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were his mentors. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This work unfolded into his original approaches of Self-Relations and Generative Self, and then further (in collaboration with Robert Dilts) into Generative Coaching. These different traditions have all been updated and integrated into the present Generative Change Work, which includes the applications of Generative Coaching, Generative Psychotherapy, Generative Trance, Hero’s Journey, and Systemic Change work.