Cultural Competence in Clinical Practice: A Multicultural Perspective


Start: Friday, April 19, 2013 @ 8:30 AM (EDT)

The Brattleboro Retreat One Anna Marsh Lane P.O. Box 803
Brattleboro , VT 05302
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About This Activity

Clinical practice today requires mastery of the rudiments of psychotherapy, as well as the skills to work sensitively and effectively with a wide array of clients from vastly diverse backgrounds. In this workshop Dr. Hardy will offer strategies and techniques for addressing the nuances and complexities of cultural diversity, devoting attention to 1) asking systemically-based, culturally informed questions, 2) addressing culturally-based micro-aggressions, 3) integrating “context-talk”, 4) differentiating culturally sanctioned behavior from dysfunctional behavior, and 5) examining the culturally-based self of the practitioner.

Learning Objectives: 
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to

1. apply at least two strategies for working effectively with diverse clients.

2. apply at least two techniques used in conducting difficult, culturally-based conversations in therapy and beyond.

3. discuss strategies for responding effectively to culturally-based micro-aggressions in therapy.
Course Outline

8:30—10:00                     Theoretical     Considerations

10:15 - 10:15                      Break              

10:15 - 11:30                     Development of the Multi-Dimensional Self

11:30 - 11:45                      Break

11:45-12:45                        Clinical Considerations: Treating Hidden 
                                                            Socio-cultural Wounds

12:45—1:45                         Lunch (included with registration)

1:45--—3:45                        Clinical Considerations:  Self of The Therapist Issues

3:45—4:00                         Question and Answer Session

Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD
, is a Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City.  He is an internationally recognized clinician, author, educator, and consultant. Dr. Hardy presents workshops nationally and internationally on family therapy with oppressed and traumatized populations.

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