This CEU training will be held online. A Zoom link will be sent to your email the evening prior to the event.
Cultural Sensitivity in Systemic Therapy in 2020
Presented by: Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D.
Summary: 2020 has been a year of tremendous upheaval and uprisings. From the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted our lives, our businesses, and our relationships to antiracism and social
justice protests signalling distress and discord between people, mental health professionals are being called upon to help their clients cope and heal from individual and relational distress and trauma at unprecedented levels.
How can we bring cultural sensitivity into our systemic work that reflects the current crisis while maintaining a level of therapeutic effectiveness and compassion for everyone affected? In this workshop we will look specifically at how to address diversity concerns within the current social climate, how to help clients cope with their fears and anxieties, and how to help couples and families address differences in worldview without disrupting attachment bonds and relational safety.
1. Understand how cultural issues emerge and can be addressed in therapeutic relationships.
2. Understand how to apply a systemic and ecological lens to understand and help heal cultural divides.
3. Learn two counseling techniques for addressing racial trauma and oppression.
4. Learn ways of developing and maintaining our professional competence in multicultural counseling.
About the Presenter:
Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She has a private clinical and consulting practice in Austin where she specializes in relationship therapy, intensives, and retreats, professional training and supervision, and organizational consultation.Vagdevi has extensive experience with multicultural psychology, especially eastern influences on psychological practice, and cross-cultural research on relationships.
Vagdevi has over 30 years of experience as a therapist, consultant, and educator. Vagdevi has been a certified Gottman Couples Therapist and workshop leader since 2006. As a Master professional trainer for the Gottman Institute, Vagdevi has presented workshops and retreats to professional and lay audiences in the US and abroad. Vagdevi incorporates
mindfulness, relational neuroscience, and positive psychology into her presentations on relationships, and has published several book chapters and articles on the Gottman method of couples therapy.
Vagdevi is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Relationships (http://www.thecenter4relationships.com) a community counseling, training, and outreach center that specializes in promoting flourishing relationships in all spheres of
life based on best practices in relational neuroscience. The Center for Relationships is committed to public and professional education and outreach through innovative programs such as Care Week and Ask the Sexperts online webinars.
Vagdevi is also the founder and President of Sukha International, Inc, (http://www.sukhainternational.com) an international coaching, consulting, training, and wellness travel organization that specializes in holistic psychology, spiritual growth, and
eastern wellness practices. Through Sukha International, Vagdevi offers retreats, workshops, and consultations to helping professionals with a focus on integrative and holistic perspectives on wellness and self-development. She is passionate about helping individuals, partners, teams, and organizations develop flourishing and authentic relationships to self and others.
Cost (includes 1.5 CEU):
Free for 2020 SAART Members
$35 for Non-Members
$25 for Students
This presentation is appropriate for professionals in the mental health industry who work with relationships.
Presentation will be held from 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Please sign on 15 minutes early for registration so we may begin promptly at 11 a.m.