I’ll be presenting a workshop at AAMFT 2016 in Indianapolis next week. My talk is called “Difficult Dialogues: A Cultural Humility Approach to Broaching Cultural Issues,” and you can have a look at my slides at the link there. It’s a fairly similar talk to the one I gave at the ACA Conference in Montreal earlier this year with the help of my colleague Steve Schoser, but tailored for MFTs and improved based on the feedback we got from attendees. (Now with bonus W. Kamau Bell video!)
Workshop 301 is from 2:15 – 4:15 on Friday, September 16th.
Friday will be a pretty busy day for me, because I’m also part of a panel in Workshop 200 from 8:30am – 10:30am that morning: “Cutting Edge LGBTQ Research and Practice: Informed Therapy.” I’ll be sharing the stage with a number of colleagues who have all been doing research and writing about working with LGBTQ clients in different ways. I’ll summarize the work I’ve been doing with Dr. Deb Coolhart about working with queer and trans* couples from an intersectional perspective. We explored some of our ideas in an article in Family Process last fall, and we’ll have a chapter in an upcoming book on Problem-Based Learning that looks at how therapists can develop their case conceptualization for couple work based on our model. I can’t wait to hear my colleagues’ presentations on their work, and take questions from the audience!