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IC19 Workshop 40 - Strength Based Culturally Sensitive Strategic Therapy - Terry Soo-Hoo, PhD

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Workshops |  Multicultural |  Strategic Therapy |  Strengths-Based
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2019
Terry Soo-Hoo, PhD
2 Hours 03 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 15, 2019
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Much of this Workshop will address issues of culture, race, sexual orientation, diversity and social justice and equality, etc.  A major premise is the idea that all therapy is multicultural therapy.  This means that every client brings to therapy a unique world and therefore the challenge for every therapy is for the therapist to be able to enter the unique world of each client.  This therapy method is especially adept at working with cultural differences as it is highly adaptable and therefore able to work within the unique world of the client.

This workshop will introduce the Strength Based Culturally Sensitive Strategic Therapy. There will be a discussion of the theory of this approach. Then different innovative interventions will be presented. The Workshop will also focus on using the method to work with family problems as well as couples problems.


Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe basic theory and techniques of Strength Based Culturally Sensitive Strategic Therapy.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work within a client’s cultural context.
  3. Demonstrate activating client’s strengths and use these strengths to help the client solve the presenting problems.

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



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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).