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GSAPP's 2018 Culture Conference, "Working With African American Clients and Families," with Distinguished Professor Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D., will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018, at the Busch Campus Center, Multipurpose Rooms A&B, from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
This full-day training will provide participants with a greater understanding of how to work effectively with African American clients and families. Participants will learn how to utilize cultural strengths such as the extended family network, kinship care, religion and spirituality, and survival skills in their work. Special attention will be paid to the 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 will be explored. The process of raising the issues of race and racism with clients will be discussed. The fears of African American families for their children, especially their sons, will be addressed. Techniques for assessing and treating drug and alcohol abuse in African American clients will be presented. Clinical case examples and videotaped material will be utilized throughout.
Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin is an African American psychologist, family therapist, and a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers University in the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. She is the author of seven books including: Black Families in Therapy: Understanding the African American Experience; Boys Into Men: Raising Our African American Teenage Sons with Dr. A.J. Franklin; co-author of Children, Families, and HIV/AIDS; Reaching Out in Family Therapy: Home-based, School and Community Interventions with Dr. Brenna Bry; and co-author of Therapy in the Real World: Effective Treatments for Challenging Problems. Her most recent book entitled Adolescents At-Risk: Home-Based Family Therapy and School-Based Intervention with Dr. Brenna Bry will be published in 2018.
An internationally renowned author and lecturer, Dr. Boyd-Franklin has written numerous professional articles and chapters on issues such as the treatment of African American families, extended family issues, spirituality and religion, home-based family therapy, the Multisystems Model, multicultural treatment approaches, cultural competency, ethnicity and family therapy, group therapy for Black women, HIV and AIDS, parent and family support groups, and community empowerment. She has received an Honorary Doctorate from the Phillips Graduate Institute, and awards for her outstanding contributions to the field from many professional organizations including: the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), the Association of Black Psychologists, the American Psychological Association, the Association of Black Social Workers, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Janet Helms Award from the Teachers College Multicultural Roundtable at Columbia University.
Conference Learning Objectives:
This full-day training is designed to help you:
- Demonstrate a greater understanding of the subtleties of African American culture.
- Recognize effective strategies for joining and intervening with African American clients and families.
- Apply the role of spirituality and religion into your work with African American clients and families
- Involve key extended family members in the treatment process.
- Describe the importance of “the therapist’s use of self” in the treatment of African American clients and families.
- Recognize effective strategies for addressing drug and alcohol abuse in African American clients.
INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL: INTERMEDIATE
LOCATION: Busch Campus Center, Multipurpose Rooms A & B. 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 (see map below)
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Busch Campus Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854