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EP20 Workshop 03 - Culture-Centered Psychotherapy - Patricia Arredondo, EDD

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Multicultural |  Workshops |  Psychotherapy
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2020
Patricia Arredondo, EdD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
2 hours
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 09, 2020
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Contemporary minority professionals, with college degrees, positions in higher education, private practitioners, and other workspaces, often encounter dilemmas about their lack of advancement or self-efficacy. The within-group diversity among these women requires a cultural competency mindset, one that engages clients from a strength versus deficit or stereotyped-based perspective. In this workshop, participants will engage in activities to foster social identity examination as a bridge to recognizing the Latina social identities paradigm. Dilemmas that emerge because of the Maria Paradox messages, sexualized societal attitudes about Latinas, and “presumed incompetence” will be examined. Participants will leave with a guide for empowering professionals through solution-oriented culture-centered psychotherapy practices.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Recognize the double-binds experienced by minority professions based on cultural messages.
  2. Guide clients to recognize contextual factors that communicate deficits and disempowerment of minorities.
  3. Learn ways to invite clients to affirm their cultural values, interpersonal and professional strengths, and self-worth.

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




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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.