ICP+P Presents

Psychotherapy Contextualized: Culture, Reality, Self & Other

Featuring Kimberlyn Leary, PhD and Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, PhD

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Coffee & Registration – 8:15am, Program – 8:45am to 5:00pm

Nationnal 4-H Conference Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD ,  

Program Description

Psychotherapists have become increasingly cognizant that client narratives, therapist responses, and the therapeutic relationship are embedded in their broader socio-political, economic, and cultural contexts.  These contexts influence many aspects of our clinical work, including: how we define psychological problems; what we listen for and “hear” in the clinical hour; which ideas, events and relationships are illuminated and which “ignored”; which behaviors are considered permissible and which “inappropriate”; and how we make sense of processes unfolding within the therapeutic space.  Contextual factors impact the development of the personalities and subjectivities of both patients and therapists, yet are not necessarily consciously known or acknowledged. The unconscious finds ways of expressing and enacting our unexamined cultural assumptions regarding our own and other cultures and races.  A greater sense of cultural competence can come from increased cultural awareness, and through embracing various forms of differences among us, therapeutic efficacy is enhanced. 

Continuing Education Credit – 6.0 CE credits available for full attendance

For full conference description or for registration information, go to www.icpeast.org 

Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy + Psychoanalysis

4601 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 8

Washington, DC 20008

Written by ICPP Administrator