The Urban Marriage and Family Therapy and
Alumni Engagement Initiatives
The Dynamics of Diversity in Clinical Practice
October 17, 2009 Location: Canisius Hall, Room # 15
This workshop will explore the ways in which dimensions of culture impact clinical work with clients. Dynamics of oppression and privilege and how they shape our daily lives will be examined with regard to race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. This workshop is intended to increase sensitivity to multicultural perspectives and increase clinicians’ competence in having difficult conversations about culture with clients. The presenter will utilize visual and media illustrations as well as participant interaction to facilitate practical application of these concepts. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own cultural contexts and how they impact work with diverse clients.
Clinical Practice with LGBT Clients Within a Multicultural Context
November 14, 2009
9:30am-12:30 Location: TBA
This workshop will explore issues of sexual orientation and gender identity and how they manifest in clinical work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients. Some topics that will be explored are heterosexism and homophobia, coming out to family members, how religion interacts with sexual and gender identity, working with gay/lesbian couples and parents, adolescent sexuality and gender, and issues unique to transgender clients and gender transition. The presenter will utilize visual and media illustrations as well as participant interaction to facilitate practical application of these concepts. Participants will be encouraged to examine their own beliefs around these issues of sexuality and gender and to consider how their clinical work may be impacted by their values.
Clinical Consultation Within a Multicultural Context December 12, 20092 Sessions (6 participants per consultation)
9:30 – 11:00 1.5 CEU’s
11:00 – 12:30 1.5 CEU’s
Location: Canisius Hall, Room#8
This workshop will provide hands-on applications of multicultural perspectives in clinical work with clients. The format of the workshop will mimic that of supervision and participants will be expected to present one or two client cases they wish to explore from a multicultural perspective. Group discussion will examine how the cases are shaped by the dynamics of privilege and oppression, cross-cultural dynamics, and dimensions of diversity such as race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Self-of-the-therapist issues will also be explored. This workshop will practically apply concepts from “The Dynamics of Diversity in Clinical Practice” and “Clinical Practice with LGBT Clients within a Multicultural Context” therefore attending these prior workshops may be helpful, though not required.
Cost: Fairfield University Students and Alumna – Free ($20 with CEU credit)
Non – Fairfield University Students and Professionals – $30 ($40 with CEU credit)
203-254-4000 (ext. 2306)
To register or receive further information, please contact: Laura Fishman or Betsey Lebow, MFT Graduate Assistants