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Healing the Wounds of Refugees and Immigrants AND Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Integrative Approach

  • 18 Oct 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Argosy University, Washington, D.C., 1550 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209

Registration

DCPA's October Workshop Series:

Argosy University, Washington D.C.
1550 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600, Arlington, VA  22209

CEUs for the following workshop are applicable for psychologists only.

Date: Friday, October 18, 2013


Healing the Wounds of Refugees and Immigrants

CEUs: 3 Multicultural CEUs for psychologists

 Time: Workshop 10 - 1, check-in and coffee 9:30

 
This presentation will outline mental health consequences of the sociopolitical factors that produce the refugee/immigrant experience.  Contextual factors that facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate delivery of mental health services will be explored by analyzing the influence of culture on symptom presentation, establishment and maintenance of therapeutic alliance, and selection of effective treatment approaches.  The audience will have adequate information to understand the context surrounding clients that present for treatment and become familiar with questions that arise when attempting to adapt mainstream trauma treatments to this vulnerable population.
 

Participants will learn about how to:

  1. Provide culturally sensitive, respectful, and clinically appropriate psychological interventions to refugee and immigrant clients.

  2. Integrate the client's immigration background, including, pre- and post-immigration experiences into treatment.

  3. Provide accurate psychological assessment to refugee and immigrant client, including the influence of language and culture in the determination of a diagnosis.  

Presenters:
Nahid Aziz, Psy.D.
Associate Professor
Clinical Psychology Programs
American School of Professional Psychology
Argosy University, Washington DC

Yeshashwork Kibour, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Clinical Training
Clinical Psychology Programs
American School of Professional Psychology
Argosy University, Washington DC

Giselle A. Hass, Psy.D.
Private Practice
 

 


Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as an Integrative Approach

CEUs: 3 CEUs for psychologists

 Time: Workshop 2 pm - 5 pm

Many therapists today identify themselves as “Integrative” in the sense that  they incorporate techniques, concepts and even theories from more than one  school of therapy in their work.  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  also assimilates techniques and processes from a variety of sources and  traditions, and may seem familiar in some ways to experienced clinicians.  What is distinct in ACT is its underlying theory of language and cognition and  particular philosophical viewpoint. We hope to invite your curiosity about ACT  by showing how some techniques and concepts from other approaches can make sense  in new ways within its philosophical and theoretical perspective.  The  presentation will also include an overview of the ACT model, its conceptual and  philosophical foundation, and brief demonstrations of techniques.
Participants will learn about how to:
  1. Describe how “Psychological Flexibility” is defined in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and identify it’s three main elements.
  2. Define “Experiential Avoidance,” how it arises from normal cognitive and language processes, and the role it plays in several psychological disorders.
  3. Identify at least one common theme ACT shares with each of the following therapy traditions: Existential/Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive, and Behavioral.
             
Presenters:
Jelena Kecmanovic, Ph.D.
Christopher Wemple, Ph.D.


Cost
(Registration fees increase by $10 after Oct. 11 except for students):
  • DCPA Member (Both) : $100.00
  • DCPA Member (one): $55.00
  • DCPA Student (Both): $30.00
  • DCPA Student (One): $20.00
  • Non Member (Both): $120.00
  • Non Member (One): $65.00
  • Non Member Student (Both) $40.00
  • Non Member Student (One) $25.00
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