Working with Cultural Diversity in the Therapeutic Setting: Theoretical and Practical Applications

with Dr. Myrna Lashley
| 28 August, 2021 - 11 September, 2021

Registration Open

OPQ Accreditation: RA03840-21 6CE
Dates: August 28th and September 11th 2021
Times: 9:30am to 12:30pm (both days)
Venue: Zoom (Link will be send upon registration)

Description

This workshop will provide the participants with a foundational understanding of the influence of race, culture, class, ethnicity, immigration, sexual orientation and gender in the assessment and treatment processes of psychotherapeutic interventions. From a systemic models perspective, participants will explore the role of culture and its intersections with other human identifiers. The consciousness of ethnic identity will be explored with different cultural groups and how the immigration trajectory impacts the family system. The workshop will question the American – European ethnocentrism in the literature and in society and its effect upon the self-perception of those from groups other than those. Health and wellness will be reviewed through the exploration of ethnicity, gender and life cycle development, couple and family violence through the migration process and acculturation, with a focus on specific outcomes in cultural groups, as well as the importance of intersectionality. The workshop will also address specialized clinical methods in areas, such as: Use of culture brokers and interpreters, research and interdisciplinary agendas, and the application of research methodology. For future reference, participants will be encouraged to use any issues in the daily news to help explore and illustrate concepts addressed in the workshop.

Objectives:

  1. Understand how the physical, affective, social, moral, and cognitive dimensions of culture influence how humans construct their reality of personhood, family, and communal identities;
  2. Understand how culture determines constructs of, personhood, family and community and the social determinants of mental health, while appraising the current discussions pertaining to racism, stereotypes, social issues, and immigration, resettlement;
  3. Recognize the importance of intersectionality and privilege and their impact on creating trust between client and therapist
  4. Distinguish between racism; racial discrimination, systemic racism, structural racism and identify the effects of these issues on the mental well-being of individuals, their families and their communities

Cost:
Before August 15th
Argyle Clinical Members and Argyle Students $300
Non Argyle Affiliation $350

After August 15th
Argyle Clinical Members and Argyle Students $350
Non Argyle Affiliation $400

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Facilitators

Dr. Myrna Lashley

Ph D.

Myrna Lashley, Ph D. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University as well as an adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. She was an Associate Dean at John Abbott College. She holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from McGill University and serves as a psychological consultant to institutions, including the juvenile justice system. She has worked both as a consultant to First Nations and the Jewish communities, and as the Cross Cultural Trainer for the Grievance Committee Office of the Secretariat for McGill University. She has also conducted training workshops locally, nationally, and internationally and has acted as a consultant to the Brazilian health care system. She was a director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and has also served on the Comité consultatif sur les relations Interculturelles et Interraciales de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal. Currently, she is the Chair of the Cross Cultural Roundtable on Security, as well as Vice-chair of the board of the École Nationale de Police du Québec. She has also been appointed to the Comité expert en matière de profilage racial of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal. She has authored two training manuals on intercultural issues in the workplace and has received several awards including the 2006 Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Award; the 2004 Martin Luther King legacy award, among others. Save draft Preview Publish Add title Myrna Lashley Myrna Lashley, Ph D. Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, McGill University as well as an adjunct researcher at the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research.