Education & Workshops
Clinical Education for Psychotherapists
Helping Clients Navigate Health-Related Stress with an Anti-Oppressive Approach
Oftentimes, when we work with individuals who experience acute or chronic health related issues, existential questions arise about the changes in their lives. Individuals often feel overwhelmed, helpless, and may experience acute stress responses. Certain evidence-based approaches or practices may be helpful in alleviating suffering, increasing hopefulness, and allowing clients to navigate their health-related challenges in an empowering manner. In this way, healing can be a cumulative experience that allows for post-traumatic growth (e.g., improved resilience in the face of traumatic events).
Course Fee: FREE
This course offers two hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. Registration Link: https://bit.ly/43YnwBC
This interactive presentation will expand the participants’ understanding of how to effectively utilize an eclectic values-based approach that incorporates principles from Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT). A combination of instruction, thoughtful questioning, and illustrative examples will ground participants in the best practices for engaging in trauma-informed, anti-oppressive clinical practices. This is an introductory guide appropriate for all levels of training and experience.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to
- Describe why values-based approaches can be effective with historically disenfranchised groups within therapeutic practice.
- Describe the key tenets of Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
- Define the key components of the ACT hexaflex or conceptual model.
- Define at least one IPRST intervention related to health-related grief.
- Describe at least one ACT-based intervention to manage depressive symptoms.
Dr. Tanisha Thelemaque is a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience furthering equity-focused initiatives and advocating for social justice. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology (with minors in Spanish and History) from Arcadia University as well as her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in trauma from Saint Louis University. Her research interests have focused on the mental health impacts of racial discrimination on Black Americans with an emphasis on the intersections of trauma and gender. She also completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship within the San Francisco VA Healthcare System where she obtained specialized training in health psychology (i.e., chronic pain, weight management, infectious diseases), neuropsychological assessment, treatment of serious mental illness, and management of women’s mental health.
For general questions, to request accommodations, or to report grievances, please contact Elena Ortiz, Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.809.0219.
A certificate awarding two (2) CE hours is emailed after completion of the course post-test (min. score 70%) and evaluation form. Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Women’s Cancer Resource Center is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Women’s Cancer Resource Center maintains responsibility for this course and its content.