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(SF) Multiculturalism in Clinical Practice: Enhancing Pluralistic Thinking and Confronting Implicit Bias

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 120 Commonwealth Ave. (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118 (bus-lines: #38 Geary and #1 California)


  • $15 payable to N.I.P.E.R. at the door
    $15 payable to CSCSW online or at the door

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The American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work in joint sponsorship with the California Society for Clinical Social Work Presents:

 Multiculturalism in Clinical Practice:
Enhancing Pluralistic Thinking and Confronting Implicit Bias

Presenter:  Dr. Zonya Johnson

This presentation will address topics central to effective clinical practice and the ongoing development of cultural competence and cultural humility. In the effort to enhance pluralistic thinking and develop an increased awareness of multiple ethnocultural perspectives, we will examine theoretical bias, manifestations of privilege and power within the therapeutic relationship, and implicit bias.

Consideration will be given to the impact of unexamined racism, ethnocentrism, homophobia, and other ‘isms” upon the client, and upon the clinician. We will also address the impact of the current divisive sociopolitical climate upon the therapeutic relationship. Participants can bring in brief vignettes, which may illustrate some of these therapeutic challenges. The presentation will utilize experiential exercises to enhance our understanding of these concepts. A dynamic speaker, who integrates her knowledge of humanistic, relational and psychodynamic theories, Dr. Johnson’s presentation promises to be compelling.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Zonya Johnson, Dean of the Sanville Institute, Berkeley, California is a Clinical Psychologist with an esteemed background, who has worked as a clinician, consultant, professor, and writer. She began her early work in Boston as an Instructor of Psychology at the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In the 80's, she moved to the San Francisco Bay area. Dr. Johnson was Faculty Chair of the Wright Institute in Berkeley.

In addition, Dr. Johnson maintains a multiculturally diverse clinical practice of psychotherapy in the Rockridge area of Oakland with individuals and couples, including work with severely mentally ill patients and substance abusers. As a consultant with graduate students, clinicians and agency administrators, she is often recruited to facilitate the process of developing cultural competence.

Location: 120 Commonwealth Ave., (Between Euclid & Geary) S.F., CA. 94118 (bus-lines: #38 Geary and #1 California)

Costs: Attendance cost: $15 made payable to N.I.P.E.R. at the door  | CEU cost:  $15 payable online or at the door to CSCSW

CEUs: 2.5 CE credits offered to LCSW’S and MFT’S

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Coffee & refreshments provided

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