What participants are saying:
“Very helpful to gain more comfort/confidence working in this area with strategies – like gender-neutral language.”
“Great knowledge! Speaker delivered the presentation very well!”
“Great, thorough presentation!”
“So helpful and informative!”
WHERE: ACCESS ON-DEMAND RECORDED WEBINAR
WHEN: ANY TIME YOU CHOOSE
This program is approved for continuing education by the Arizona Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
What’s Gender Got to Do with It?: Multicultural Considerations in Relationship Therapy, Rene Broussard, LPC, LISAC
All therapies tend to acknowledge gender-specific consideration as a helpful component of treatment. However, especially when addressing interpersonal relationships; can we be gender-based without being gender-biased? Gender, and our perception thereof, lies at the crux of every relationship and impacts all human interaction. This training will guide you in how to deepen your understanding of what you as a therapist and also what your clients/patients mean by phrases like, “gender roles,” and directly apply this understanding to relationship counseling concepts. The goal of this presentation will to better assist you to assist your patients in exploring both the limitations and expansions of relationship growth and freedom by familiarizing yourself, as the therapist, with a non-judgmental therapeutic approach to gender. Become more comfortable indicating openness to all gender identities, types of romantic and non-romantic, sexual and asexual, monogamous and non-monogamous relationship acknowledgment. This workshop goes beyond the binary to include LGBTQ+ culturally aware understanding, tracking and relating of in-session indicators of how gender-based and gender-biased roles impact relationship.
1) Identify four common gender-based biases which often impact the psychotherapeutic process.
2) Identify four common gender-based biases which often impact the psychotherapeutic process.
3) Practice at least one critical technique application, which aligns with best practice in the field of Counseling/Psychotherapy, when assisting clients seeking assistance with relational patterns.
Rene Broussard, Licensed Professional Counselor since 2008, Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor since 2009. Rene obtained her Masters of Education in Counseling in 2002, at which point she served as a School Guidance Counselor for 3 years. Her move to Arizona in 2005 marked the beginning of her Clinical Counseling Career, which she happily continues today in the form of agency Clinical Directorship, Agency Group Counseling, Private Practice Counseling, Clinical Supervision, and Community Involvement, in Prescott, AZ. Developed specialties include adult and adolescent individual and family counseling as well as couples counseling; counseling the LGBTQ population, and treating substance use disorders, as well as depression and anxiety related to various life transitions.