Therapy and Clinical Work in the Current Culture: An Adlerian Perspective

11/16/2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm CST

“A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous” - Alfred Adler

The presentation looks at the complexities between the intersectionality of race, class, culture, gender, religion and mental health during the current era. Presenter will also discuss how culture, politics, history, and economics influence the process of therapy today. She will present the struggles many first generation refugees and immigrants face and how therapist can help refugees adjust to life in a new country. To register, click here.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the importance of staying true to the fundamental concepts of Adlerian theory and family therapy in advocating for social change.
  • Participants will learn about the wide range of complex, rich, and sometimes challenging experiences of immigrant (undocumented and documented) as they aim to succeed in United States.
  • Participants will learn competencies needed for therapists working with diverse children and their families
  • Participants will discuss ethnocentrism, acculturation, communication patterns, racial conditioning, and microaggression.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to explore their own attitudes, beliefs, understandings and acculturative experiences.

Ashwak Hassan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the Twin Cities. She has been providing psychotherapy, individual and family skills training to adults and children of all ages in day treatment and in-home settings since 2009. Ashwak has dedicated her career to doing behavioral therapy with children on the autism spectrum and bringing awareness to the Somali community to better serve families that are impacted by Neurodevelopmental disorders. Ashwak has a great knowledge and understanding of the complexities of the intersectionality of race, class, culture, gender and mental health. She speaks Somali, German, and English.

Adler Graduate School has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6915. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Adler Graduate School is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Presenter(s): 
Ashwak Hassan, MA, LMFT
To Register: 

To register, click here or call 612-767-7044.