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WSA1 Workshop One

Invited Workshop: Thursday, 9 am–12 noon; (3 CE);
Audience Level:  All Levels

The Challenges of Caring Across Cultures

Presenters
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Derek McNeil, PhD, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology;
Alvin Dueck, PhD, Fuller Seminary School of Psychology;
Jenny H Pak, PhD, BIOLA University;
Winston Seegobin, PsyD, George Fox University

Summary

We are currently faced with unprecedented access to multiple cultures through media, market interactions, shifting populations and telecommunication networks. We are influenced by many cultures, not one, and the impact of this hybridization is experienced differently within various indigenous communities across the world. As Christian practitioners, we would be well served to reconsider the questions that globalization now poses to a Western psychology, both here and abroad. Moreover, we must gain increasing insight into the possible cultural impact of the tools of care we bring. A distinguished panel of experts and scholars in their fields will offer a variety of perspectives on the complexities of cross-cultural care that will include discussion on the shift from a “civil rights” model to a globalization metaphor, a growing understanding of culture as the framework of our psychologies, and the cultural values transmitted through our tools and methods of care. Moreover, they will discuss the impact of a global psychology on our current thinking on integration, as we consider models of cross-cultural care.

Learning Objective 1

As a result of this workshop, participants will describe cross-cultural issues particularly at the values level (e.g., individualism vs. collectivism, emic vs. etic), and acquire the tools to analyze the global utility of existing models and theories in Western psychology.

Learning Objective 2

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to articulate the impact of global shifts on our current thinking on the integration of Christianity, psychology, and the helping professions.

Learning Objective 3

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to discuss issues of human diversity in relation to Christianity and psychology, and human flourishing in the contexts of globalization and cultural disruption.

 

WSA2 Workshop Two

Invited Workshop: Thursday, 8 am–1 pm; (5 CE)
Audience Level: Intermediate-Advanced

The Diversity of Self: A Psychoanalytic Dialogue Between Faith & Culture

Presenters
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Earl Bland, Psy.D., MidAmerica Nazarene University
Mitchell Hicks, PhD, Waldon University

Summary

Self-experience is inextricably embedded within cultural contexts. As we understand diverse voices of race, ethnicity, gender and religious tradition within psychoanalytic theory, we are still tasked with the Christian call to self-surrender and kenosis. How does the Christian tradition, with its emphasis on humility and virtue, particularize a psychoanalytic interpretation of culture and tradition? Using various perspectives and voices, this seminar explores the formation of a meaningful discourse and effective clinical practice.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will articulate the psychological and relational diversity of self- experience based on ethnicity, race, gender, or religious tradition.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will critically evaluate the use of psychoanalytic theory and Christian theological perspectives to understand culture & tradition.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will discuss the implications of cultural forces on our practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Christian formation.


WSA3 Workshop Three

Invited Workshop: Thursday 8 am–1 pm; (5 CE)
Audience Level: Advanced

AAMFT Supervision Refresher Course

Presenter
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Justin Smith, Psy.D., Phoenix Seminary

Summary

This course will help AAMFT supervisors pursue clinical excellence as assessed by both their faith-tradition peers and by clinical peers of other faith-traditions. Five major areas will be covered including: a summary of the current (within five years) literature on supervision; ethical and legal issues; supervision contracts; cultural, gender, and socioeconomic issues; and the standards of AAMFT for supervision. A special emphasis will be placed on cross-cultural issues in supervision including First Nation, Latino, African-American, Asian-American, and first generation Americans. The unique challenges of third-culture individuals and expatriates will be discussed. While intended for AAMFT approved supervisors. it will benefit all clinicians with prior supervision training and experience. 

Learning Objective 1

Participants will compare recent trends in the supervision literature with traditional approaches to clinical supervision.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will discuss how to competently address emerging views of culture and other diversity issues within supervision.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will critique the mental health field`s efforts to ensure uniform ethical and legal practice by clinicians.

 

WSA4 Workshop Four

Invited Workshop 8 am–1 pm; (5 CE);
Audience Level: All Levels

Emotion in Therapy: Using the Emotionally Focused and Restoration Therapy Approaches to Heal

Presenters
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Terry Hargrave, PhD., Fuller Seminary
James Furrow PhD., Fuller Seminary
Adelle Morris, MSMFT, Stephenie Lievense, MSMFT, and Brooke Haverty. MSMFT are Graduates of the Marital and Family Therapy program at Fuller Seminary

Summary

Using emotion in therapy provides powerful opportunities to produce change in situations. Participants will learn how Emotionally Focused Therapy can utilize experiential components of emotion to redress long-standing problems with attachment. Techniques such as enactment, tracking the pattern, heightening and imagery will be discussed. As well, participants will learn how Restoration Therapy utilizes understanding, mindfulness strategies and re-parenting in order to address issues of violation in identity and safety. Both approaches with be richly demonstrated and integrated.

Learning Objective 1

Participants will be able to identify primary relational patterns from the two perspectives in two case vignettes.

Learning Objective 2

Participants will be able to utilize at least two techniques from Emotionally Focused Therapy and Restoration Therapy in analysis of case scenarios.

Learning Objective 3

Participants will be able to identify a key integrative point from both approaches in discussion. 

 

WSB5  Workshop Five

Saturday, 2–5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level:  All Levels

How Technology Shapes Brains, Relationships, and Sense of Self

Presenter
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Doreen Dodgen-Magee, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Oregon. 

Summary

Children and adolescents are paying unknown prices for their hyper-engagement with technology. This workshop exposes current trends and themes in popular and technology cultures and illuminates the neurological, interpersonal, and personal impacts of over-use. The decline in resilience, healthy self soothing capabilities, and self directed imaginative play will be addressed. Tools for minimizing risks of dependence and addition will be taught. Presentation is heavy with audio and video examples and up to the day information regarding current technology trends. Rather than encouraging a reactive avoidance of technology, moderation, intentionality, and living engaged lives will be posed as keys in devising healthy technology use plans with clients.

Learning Objective 1

List behavioral, neurological, emotional, and practical symptoms of over-use of technology driven entertainment.

Learning Objective 2

Assess impact of current technology use on personal, relational, and neurological domains, isolating areas requiring attention or intervention.

Learning Objective 3

Apply strategic planning skills to help clients develop appropriate technology engagement plans that are based upon healthy and moderate use.

 

WSB6 Workshop Six 

Invited Workshop: Saturday, 2–5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Intermediate

Global Integration: Charting Your Course in the Service of Humanity

Presenter
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Kelly O’Donnell, PsyD, is a psychologist living in France, and CEO of Member Care Associates

Summary

This interactive workshop takes us into the heart of major challenges/opportunities facing humanity. We explore ways to relevantly connect and contribute more globally as mental health professionals. A major focus of the workshop will be to overview the overlapping domains of global mental health (GMH) and global member care (GMC). Both GMH and GMC are international, interdisciplinary, and multisectoral efforts that promote human wellbeing especially among vulnerable populations. GMH, founded upon clinical/behavioral science, public health, and human rights, emphasizes health equity and quality health for all. GMC, founded on health sciences, human resource management, and human rights, emphasizes supportive resources for humanitarian/mission workers. We will discuss conceptual foundations for these two domains and consider practical applications for our integration work.

Learning Objective 1

Principles: Define Global Integration, Global Mental Health, and Global Member Care and identify three foundational principles for each domain.

Learning Objective 2

Resources: Identify three key resources from Global Mental Health and Global Member Care relevant for your integration work.

Learning Objective 3

Strategies: Identify three specific strategies to help you further connect and contribute to Global Integration.

 

WSB7 Workshop Seven

Saturday, 2–5 pm; (3 CE)
Audience Level: Introductory – Intermediate

Cultural Diversity, Cultural Competence and Clinical Supervision

Presenter
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Kathryn Ecklund, PhD, is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Psychology at Azusa Pacific University

Summary

The workshop explores the impact of supervisor-supervisee cultural identity, intersectionality of identity, and cultural identity development on the supervisory relationship. Participants will also consider the assessment of client-clinician diversity dynamics and facilitation of cultural competence in supervision. This seminar will enable participants to move beyond awareness and sensitivity to diversity issues into developmentally informed culturally competent supervisory conceptualization and interventions. This workshop is designed for clinicians engaged in supervision of students or unlicensed supervisees.

Learning Objective 1

Participants in this workshop will be able to apply intersectional and cultural identity constructs to the supervisory relationship.

Learning Objective 2

Participants in this workshop will be able to: analyze supervision diversity dynamics from a cultural identity development and intersectional identity perspective.

Learning Objective 3

Participants in this workshop will be able to assess cultural transference and counter transference in the client-therapist relationship and effectively facilitate clinical growth in cultural competence of supervisees.

 

WSB8 Workshop Eight

Invited Workshop: Saturday, 2–5 pm; (3 CE);
Audience Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Psychoanalysis and Motivational Systems: A New Look

Presenter
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James Fosshage, PhD, ABPP, is an internationally renown Psychoanalyst & Founder of the National Institute for the  Psychotherapies Training Institute in NYC

Summary

The paradigm shifts from objectivism to constructivism and from intrapsychic to relational field models have been transforming psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice. Dr. Fosshage will focus on the changing conceptualizations of psychological development, transference, listening perspectives and therapeutic action with an emphasis on guidelines for listening, understanding and responding. He will focus on the following changing conceptualizations: 1. emphasis of implicit and explicit learning in psychological development; 2. the organizing model of transference referring to learned patterns of organization; 3. the empathic, other-centered and analyst’s self listening/experiencing perspectives; and 4. a theory of therapeutic action that emphasizes the interplay between exploratory/reflective understanding and implicit relational learning. Clinical vignettes will be used to highlight guidelines for listening, understanding and responding.

Learning Objective 1

Describe the revolutionary impact of two changes in paradigms in psychoanalysis.

Learning Objective 2

Demonstrate a set of conceptual guidelines for facilitating psychoanalytic treatment.

Learning Objective 3

Explain the two fundamental processes that create therapeutic change.

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