Navigating Rapport Building and the Therapeutic Relationship with Culturally Diverse Clients and Their Families
January 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Webinar Presenter: Alejandro Leguizamo, Ph.D.
Organizer: Krysten Lobisch
Technical Advisor: Jonathan Goldman
Host: Krysten Lobisch, M.Ed.
Webinar Description: This webinar explores how sex offender treatment providers can maximize juveniles’ participation in treatment by engaging them, and their families, in culturally-informed ways. Forging a strong therapeutic relationship with clients is the cornerstone of change. In an era of manualized treatment, the development and maintenance of a therapeutic bond is often overlooked and can lead to mixed or superficial engagement in treatment. Navigating these complex relationships requires openness, flexibility, and humility. Moreover, clinicians need to be prepared to deal effectively with the inevitable disruptions in these relationships.
- Be able to identify the different therapist characteristics that maximize the development and maintenance of a strong therapeutic alliance.
- Be able to identify specific benefits of a strong therapeutic alliance.
- Be able to consider how to identify their own cultural biases, become more mindful of microaggressions, and what to do in case of ruptures in the therapeutic relationship.
You can view the YouTube recording of this webinar on our YouTube channel here.
You can access the PowerPoint slides for this presentation here.