All pre-conference workshops will take place on Wednesday, January 4, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Gender diverse clients: Understanding the history and moving forward
Presenters: lore m. dickey, Anneliese A. Singh, & Michael L. Hendricks
This session will explore work with gender diverse clients (e.g., nonbinary, transgender). The Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People were adopted as policy by the American Psychological Association in August of 2015. This session is rooted in the concepts covered by the Guidelines. Participants are encouraged to read the Guidelines prior to this session. The session will begin with a description of the historical influences that have complicated the relationship between gender diverse clients and their mental health provider. Following this, we will delve into an understanding of the elements that comprise affirmative practice. Finally, we will explore ethical mandates that providers must consider when working with gender diverse clients. This session will rely on the use case examples to explore these concepts. This is not a basic knowledge training session, rather it is assumed that participants will at least have basic knowledge transgender and gender diverse concerns.
Participants will be able to identify three historical considerations that have influenced the role of psychological work with gender diverse clients.
Participants will be able to describe the core elements of affirmative practice with gender diverse clients.
Participants will understand the prevailing ethical mandates for work with gender diverse clients.
Reaching Higher: Enhancing Quality Care with Multicultural Supervision
Presenters: Jeanne Manese & Theo Burns
The literature has noted the importance of understanding the impact of multiculturalism and diversity in clinical supervision (Falendar, Shafranske, & Falicov, 2014). The impact of culture on supervision process and outcomes is a crucial area for supervisors to know as they prepare trainees to work with diverse clients. This workshop will provide knowledge and skills for multicultural, competency-based clinical supervision and will showcase evidence-based, cultured centered approaches. Attendees will be able to explore how cultural privilege, social justice, and resilience impact clinical supervision. The presenters will facilitate attendees’ learning about supervision models that explicitly include culture, and will merge theory, research and practice so that attendees can implement evidence-based practices. The facilitators will identify ways to strengthen the supervisory relationship, address conflicts, and prevent ruptures. This workshop will cater to diverse learning styles through lecture, segments of video clips, and case study vignettes designed for small groups.
Participants will be able to describe at least three key elements of multicultural supervision.
Participants will be a be able to identify at least five cultural elements of supervisors, supervisees, and/or clients that can affect multicultural supervision
Participants will be able to identify at least two behaviors that strengthen the supervisory relationship in multicultural supervision
Culturally adapting psychotherapy: An evidence-based approach with practical clinical utility
Presenter: Wei-Chin Hwang
What are cultural adaptations? How do we culturally adapt psychotherapy in a clinically sound and evidence-based manner? In this workshop, I will discuss how culture influences mental health processes and identify areas for cultural adaptation. In addition, we will discuss the top-down and bottom-up frameworks that I developed to culturally adapt psychotherapy. In doing so, I will present my work on culturally adapting psychotherapy for Asian heritage populations, and provide concrete examples from a culturally adapted treatment manual that I developed and tested in a randomized controlled trial. After gaining a deep structural understanding of cultural adaptations with Asian heritage populations, we will work in small groups and apply what we have learned to other ethnocultural groups. The goal of this workshop is to gain both breadth and depth of understanding, as well develop practical clinical tools to use with diverse populations.
Understand the rationale and need for culturally adapting psychotherapy.
Learn theoretical and community participatory frameworks for developing culturally adapted evidence-based psychotherapy.
Enhance one's ability to culturally adapt psychotherapy and improve clinical effectiveness and competency when working with various ethnocultural groups.