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Continuing Education

Rethinking Self and Therapy in a Globalizing World

Date: 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT March 14, 2014 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 107

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    Jason J. Platt, Ph.D.

Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 107

A rich reservoir of healing and change practices exist across the globe, but standard mental health education provides few opportunities for clinicians to learn about them.

This workshop offers an international perspective of clinical work including ideas and space to develop clinical competencies as a global professional, as well as an overview of international healing and change practices that can be incorporated into therapeutic work with individuals, couples, and families.

Participants will:

  • Learn ways of bridging cultural barriers when working with clients of different nationalities.
  • Learn how to avoid the barriers to clinical process can be caused by unintentional nationalism.
  • Explore ideas on how to draw on international healing and change practices in their clinical work.

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Instructor: Jason Platt, Ph.D.

Cost: $75 by 5 p.m. 2/21, $95 after, includes 6 CEUs. $40 students.

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About the Instructor

Dr. Jason J. Platt is an Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Masters in Counseling Psychology program at Alliant International University. He is the founder of the CSPP Spanish Language and Cultural Immersion program and the Certificate in Latin American Family Therapy. In addition to the Mexico programs, Dr. Platt has facilitated immersion education programs in India, Cambodia and Vietnam. Dr. Platt has published referred journal articles and book chapters on the nature of competent clinical practice with an emphasis on international clinical competencies, Latino communities, impoverished populations and the need to adapt clinical practice to meet the mental health needs of underserved communities. As an educator he is passionate about exploring the effectiveness of alternative educational and training modalities, particularly on the use of critical pedagogy.

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