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Working with African American Clients and Families: A Full Day with Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin

Our own faculty members, Dr. Rupa Khetarpal and Gina Sharpe will present at the Annual GSAPP Culture Conference. This conference is meant to increase the cultural competence of human service professionals. The focus, “Working with African American Clients and Families,” features a full day of training with Dr. Nancy Boyd-Franklin, an internationally-renowned African American author and lecturer. 

Special attention will be paid to:

  • Cultural strengths such as the extended family network, kinship care, and survival skills
  • Spirituality and religion in the treatment of African Americans
  • Therapist’s use of self in engaging African American children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families
  • Healthy cultural suspicion of many African Americans in response to racism
  • Raising the issues of race and racism with clients
  • Fears of African American families for their children, especially their sons
  • Strategies for assessing and treating drug and alcohol abuse in African American clients
  • Clinical case examples and videotaped material will be used throughout

SPONSORED BY Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, the School of Social Work, and the Graduate School of Education

Go here to register. 

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