A featured 45th anniversary event is GSAPP’s 13th annual Culture Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Busch Campus Center. The symposium will provide a very unique opportunity for human service professionals, including psychologists, social workers, counselors, family therapists and educators, to increase their cultural competence. This year’s conference, “Working with African American Clients and Families,” will feature a full day of training with Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, an internationally renowned African American author and lecturer. Her conference presentation will provide professionals with invaluable resources for working with African American clients.
Special attention will be paid to:
- Cultural strengths such as the extended family network, kinship care, and survival skills
- Spirituality and religion in the treatment of African Americans
- Therapist’s use of self in engaging African American children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families
- Healthy cultural suspicion of many African Americans in response to racism
- Raising the issues of race and racism with clients
- Fears of African American families for their children, especially their sons
- Strategies for assessing and treating drug and alcohol abuse in African American clients
- Clinical case example
Attendees can earn 5 continuing education hours. For more information and to register, visit https://gsapp.rutgers.edu/cultureconference.