Given that the United States attracts the largest number of immigrants in the world, the experience of working with immigrant and first-generation Americans is not foreign to clinicians in the U.S. In the current socio-political climate, issues around acculturation, identity conflicts, and intergenerational trauma are becoming more and more prevalent in the consulting room. By drawing on several concepts of clinical relational theory, this lecture aims to help clinicians identify some of the salient issues, unconscious processes, and internal conflicts that tend to occur among immigrant and first-generation Americans. Clinicians will be introduced to theoretical and technical tools to strengthen their assessment and engagement skills when working with this population.
Counseling Learning Objectives
1- Participants will be able to identify manifestations of immigration trauma, cultural bereavement, and its technical implications for clinical work.
2- Participants will be able to name unconscious fantasies, conflicts, and defense mechanisms that are mobilized as a result of immigration (forced or voluntary), and recognize its impact on 1st gen Americans.
3- Participants will learn concrete assessment tools to strengthen their assessment and engagement skills when working with this population.
This program is free of charge unless you would like to be eligible for contact hours. If you are not interested in contact hours there is no need for payment. You may click on the zoom registration link below.