If you are not bringing cultural background, race, moral beliefs and socioeconomic differences into the conversation during couples counseling, you are missing a critical step to be able to help your clients.
You may think it’s just a small disagreement they are bringing up in-session, but really the root of the disagreement could be embedded in cultural background, religious beliefs or how an individual was brought up. If you don’t help your struggling couples bring culture background/beliefs into the discussion, it turns into an argument of who is right and who is wrong and treatment progress is stalled.
Watch this workshop and learn how to provide your clients with the tools to clearly address cultural differences – even if they are addressing it for the first time individually or as a couple – so they can overcome racism, discrimination, socioeconomic, regional, educational or familial differences.
Watch three dynamic couples counseling experts Kia James EdD, LCPC, Monika Cope-Ward LCW-C, and Carol Ann Trotman LCPC that bring combined decades of experience with bi-racial, multiracial and cross-cultural couples and family counseling.
These experts will help you successfully identify, bring up and navigate cultural issues in the counseling relationship. Upon completing this seminar, you will be able to:
Facilitate a healthy dialogue with your clients about culture and its role in their relationship
Achieve a heightened awareness of personal unconscious biases and how those beliefs automatically influence work with couples of different backgrounds.
Identify and define culture based on the perspective “what really matters to people” and the many ways it expresses itself through ethnicity, race and nationality.
Improve their understanding of culture and subcultural components that impact the couplesocio/economic, religious, sexuality, gender, etc.
Kia James，EdD，LCPC，LPC，專業顧問、兼職教授和關係治療師。她擅長幫助人們與自己建立最好的關係，這樣他們也可以與他人建立牢固健康的關係。由於早年經常四處走動，她意識到你在這個世界上如何看待自己對你的心理健康和幸福有深遠的影響；因此，她畢生致力於改善一個人的心理和情感健康，並與他人建立健康的聯繫。詹姆斯博士提供個人和夫妻諮詢服務。她還促進治療師的多元化培訓，並教導治療師在與夫妻合作時如何處理文化多樣性問題。她畢業於鮑伊州立大學，獲得心理學學士學位，並繼續接受教育，並在阿戈西大學（也稱為美國專業心理學學院）獲得諮詢碩士和博士學位。詹姆斯博士已經完成了戈特曼研究所的 3 級培訓，專門幫助夫妻建立健康的關係。她還是經認可的 Gottman 教育家，教授婚姻成功的七項原則。