2020 WAMFT July Ethics Webinar Part 1

Starts:  Jul 11, 2020 10:00 AM (CT)
Ends:  Jul 12, 2020 12:00 PM (CT)

Exploring Experiences of Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Therapeutic Process: Clinical and Ethical Considerations

Social inequalities result in health disparities, relational conflict, and assaults to personal dignity. These experiences influence the lives of therapists and clients who come from diverse contexts and enter a space of healing together. This webinar will explore how larger systems of power impact the therapeutic relationship and influence the interactions that take place in the clinical context. Participants will develop an awareness for the cultural differences that influence the lived experiences of both therapists and their clients. After understanding how experiences of power, privilege, and oppression affect the clinical relationship, participants will learn how to implement interventions that are culturally sensitive and responsive. Additionally, participants will explore the complex ethical issues and challenges that become salient when delivering interventions from a culturally-informed lens. Participants will learn how to integrate a multicultural perspective into their practice, and engage with clients from a social justice-oriented framework.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to describe how larger social systems and dimensions of identity influence the lived experiences of therapists and clients.
  2. Participants will be able to implement culturally sensitive and responsive interventions that address the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds.
  3. Participants will be able to identify underlying ethical issues when delivering multicultural interventions in therapy.
  4. Participants will be able to describe strategies for practicing therapy from a social justice-oriented framework.

Continuing Education Units

You can receive up to 4.0 Ethics CEs for this webinar series. Click Here for information on CEs. Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, and LCSWs in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.

Jennifer Torres, AMFT, 92708-CA

Jennifer G. Torres is pursuing her PhD in Systems, Families, and Couples (Couple and Family Therapy track) and MPH in Population Medicine at Loma Linda University. She received her MS in Family Therapy at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Jennifer is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and AAMFT Approved Supervisor Candidate. She teaches courses in diversity, social context, and social ecology to counseling and marriage and family therapy students. Jennifer’s research focuses on the intersection of mental and physical health with a particular focus on Filipinx, Filipinx American, and bisexual populations. Jennifer is passionate about expanding the current understanding on preventing and treating negative health symptoms related to social positioning, and developing interventions that more adequately address the needs of marginalized communities. Jennifer is involved in other research studies in the areas of diversity, culture, and social justice; supervision in couple/marriage and family therapy; and housing assistance programs focused on building resiliency and socioeconomic mobility.

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Online Instructions:
Url: http://aamft.zoom.us/j/394919443
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Pricing Information

Registration Early Bird Regular
Wisconsin Network Students $0.00 $15.00
Wisconsin Network Members $30.00 $40.00
AAMFT Students $15.00 $25.00
AAMFT Members $35.00 $45.00
Non-Members $45.00 $55.00
Special Waived Waived
Presenter Waived Waived
Board Members Waived $20.00


Amanda Anderson
(920) 252-2818

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations to any paid event and any subsequent request for refund must be made in writing no later than 15 days prior to the start of the event. Upon cancellation you have the right to request that your fee (in full) be held (for up to one year) and used toward another event registration from this same AAMFT Network. If you prefer a refund, cancellations made more than 45 days before the event will receive a 75% refund. Cancellations made between 44 and 15 days before the event will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be offered within 14 days of the event.

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