21st Century Cultural Competence featuring Laura Brown Ph.D.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

21st Century Cultural Competence featuring Laura Brown, Ph.D.

In this engaging and practical workshop, Dr. Brown challenges rule-based, "encyclopedic" approaches to cultural competence. She argues for a new model that addresses unintentional bias, and that emphasizes interpersonal dynamics over factual knowledge about groups.

By casting cultural competence as an ongoing process that is never fully mastered, Dr. Brown encourages participants to become increasingly attuned to the shifting, identity-based representations formed by both clinician and client. Workshop participants will gain new insight into the many strands of their and their clients' identities, including sex and gender, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, indigenous heritage, immigration experiences, disability, and spirituality.

Laura S. Brown, Ph.D. is a clinical and forensic psychologist in independent practice in Seattle, Washington. A writer and speaker on feminist therapy theory and practice, she teaches on trauma treatment, cultural competence, psychological assessment, and ethics. She is the author of hundreds of articles and books and the winner of over 20 awards for her scholarship, activism, and leadership in social justice issues.


66 W. 12th St., Room 407

Admission: $25;
Free to New School Students and Faculty.
Reservation can be made by going to: culturalcompetence.brownpapertickets.com

Contact Information:

212 229 5727 x3119

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