Fri, Apr 08|
Multicultural Clinical Approaches: How International Work Informs Practice
Jennifer Tedesco’s international clinical work as a clinician in Kenya and Lebanon, and her work with an international mental health organization, will inform how understanding cultural norms are vital to implement psychosocial and community based best practices for mental health recovery.
Time & Location
Apr 08, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
About the event
Many therapists know that our calling can sometimes take us beyond the borders of our culture or our country. The world is always in need of additional support, but how can we meet this need in the right way? This 2 CE workshop will help answer this question as it explores multicultural approaches to treatment as well as concepts of cultural competency and humility.
Jennifer Tedesco’s international clinical work as a clinician in Kenya and Lebanon, as well as with her work with an international mental health organization, will inform how understanding cultural norms are vital to implement psychosocial and community based best practices for mental health recovery.
Participants will get to learn through case vignettes, a discussion and an art experiential. Join us to explore multicultural attunement and other cultural considerations with diverse perspectives.
1 – Participants will be able to define multicultural competency
2 – Participants will learn and identify skills needed to integrate cultural awareness and sensitivity into the therapeutic space
3 – Participants will examine ways to understand and address assumptions and unconscious bias to inform their practice
The art experiential can be done with basic supplies you have at home – please bring 3 pieces of paper, tape and any drawing materials you are comfortable with. This part of the workshop will have everyone engaged to examine the unique ways we relate to others and ourselves. Part didactic and part interactive - it will be a connected and lively way to get our ethics CE hours!
Jennifer Tedesco, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT is an Art Therapist and adjunct faculty lecturer. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults coping with their mental health and trauma. Jennifer has had diverse clinical experiences in medical and psychiatric settings, as well as community settings. She has worked both nationally and abroad with survivors of gender based violence, war crimes, terrorist attacks and natural disasters. She co-developed The Doli Healing Project, an Art Therapy pilot program launched in Nairobi, Kenya aimed at helping refugee youth. She serves as Board Chair of Clubhouse International, a global mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness through psychosocial rehabilitation.
THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD ON ZOOM - LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY PRIOR TO THE EVENT
The Art Therapy Project is recognized by New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative art therapists # 0006 and social workers #0500 and by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #0022.