Workshop Series A
Friday, April 21st, 2023 10:30am-12:20pm
Workshop A1: How to be an Effective Supervisor: Keeping it Real
Presenter: Dr. Noel Casiano, AAMFT Approved Supervisor
In this workshop, supervisors will learn the essentials to provide quality supervision from a strength-based and culturally competent perspective. The topics covered will allow for a supervisor to be able to supervise their staff and/or student interns with confidence in any educational or clinical setting.
Workshop A2: Family Constellations
Presenter: Bill Mannle, LMFT
Unresolved issues from the past may cause the heart to shut down. If left unattended, this disruption in the flow of love, carried across generations, ripples into the shadows of the family landscape, often emerging as illness, emotional difficulties, and broken relationships. Family Constellations is a unique, experiential approach to change. A kind of "living map," it provides a creative and profound way of seeing into these dynamics that shape our lives and the suffering we experience. It has the potential to touch us on a deep energetic level, often leading to a transformation in our lives and the lives of those around us. In a Family Constellations session, individuals represent family members and physical objects in a group setting, creating a visual representation of the family system. This representation allows the underlying dynamics and issues to become apparent, leading to healing and resolution. In a personal constellation, the individual presents the issue. The facilitator guides exploring the individual's relationships and connections within the family system.
Workshop A3: Embracing Diversity: Intersectional Identities and Interventions in Couples Therapy with LGBTQIA+ Clients
Presenter: Kristen Dew, LMFT-S, CST
Deepen your understanding of the experiences of queer intersectional identities with factors such as race, ethnicity, ability/disability, consensual non-monogamy, socioeconomic status, or religion. Gain a deeper understanding of the impact of internalized homophobia and transphobia on conflict, and learn how to develop culturally informed interventions that promote vulnerability, support, and connection with LGBTQIA* couples.