BT10 Short Course 27 - Restoring and Maintaining Internal Harmony: Borrowing Native American Traditions - Jeanne Hernandez, PhD
This workshop explores how the Indian belief system contains ingredients to keep the mind and body in harmony and promote wellbeing. We will explore adding into psychotherapy sessions totem strengths, shaman journeys, medicine wheels, time-frames, respect and gratitude; the circle of life, and symbols as reminders of the “right” path. With Jeanne Hernandez.
BT12 Short Course 13 – Treatment Engagement, Alliance, and Adherence in Brief Therapy with Latinos: Practical Strategies for Lasting Solutions – Thomas Kirsch, MC, and Hernan Cancio Lopez
Latinos seeking treatment often do not feel understood in therapy, and many do not return for a second visit. Lack of engagement with Latinos in treatment leads to a failure of Latinos in adhering to treatment recommendations. Participants will learn strategies to promote treatment engagement, alliance, and adherence with Latinos.
BT12 Short Course 17 – Borrowing From Erickson’s Native American Roots to do Brief Therapy That Changes Lives and Lifestyles – Jeanne Hernandez, PhD
This workshop explores the Native American principles such as harmony, hope and respect as they relate to Ericksonian brief therapy, and introduces exercise for grounding and internal stability that ward off stress, depression and daily conflict and that simplify complex decision-making in life, all of which bring clients to therapy.
BT12 Short Course 41 – How Culture Impacts Communication – Sherri Reynolds, MA, MFT
Participants will identify and analyze culture using 10 dimensions to break through communication barriers. Participants will learn to assess their own and their clients’ cultural styles of communication. Participants will also learn to apply specific techniques to facilitate more effective communication with clients, allowing them to establish lasting trust and develop a deeper relationship with clients from diverse cultures.
BT12 Workshop 23 – Understanding & Treating the Invisible Wounds of Socio-Cultural Trauma – Kenneth Hardy, PhD
This workshop will provide a Socio-cultural view of trauma, highlighting the dynamics of the intersection of oppression and trauma. Strategies for effectively engaging and treating individuals and families with ‘oppression trauma’ will be discussed. Relevant Self of the Therapist issues will be explored.
BT14 Short Course 13 - Enhancing Resiliency in Short Term Care: Integrating the Social, Emotional, Cultural, and Existential Factors - Naji Abi-Hashem, PhD
This presentation will explore the major themes, dimensions, and conceptualizations of resiliency from communal, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual perspectives. We will discuss how to mobilize resiliency within the framework of time-limited soul care and use the dynamic interaction among heritages, norms, traditions, and values, to further the coping, surviving, and thriving strategies. We will argue that resiliency, is not only a psycho-emotional and individualistic potential ability, but also a collective foundation, resource, and faculty stored in the community. Thus, resiliency is a clear function of culture, group identity, and generational wisdom.
BT16 Short Course 22 - Promoting Resiliency: integrating the Mental-Emotional, Socio-Cultural, and Spiritual Existential Aspects in Short Term Care - Naji Abi-Hashem, PhD
We will explore the major themes, dimensions, and conceptualizations of resiliency from communal and psycho-social perspectives. We will discuss how to mobilize resiliency within the framework of time-limited soul care and how to capitalize on the dynamic interaction among traditions, norms, values, and heritages, to further the healthy coping skills and thriving abilities. We will argue that resiliency, is not only an intrapsychic potential or individualistic strategy, but also a group resource and a collective faculty, richly stored in the community. Thus, resiliency is a clear function of culture, shared identity, and generational wisdom.
CC11 Keynote 04 – After the Storm: The Legacies of Infidelity - Esther Perel, MA, LMFT
There are multiple reasons for affairs. We will examine the benefits of affairs and why affairs can actually stabilize a marriage. In particular, we will focus on how couples can turn the crisis into an opportunity. This is a multicultural therapeutic approach for working with extramarital relations.