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September 2018

Free

Brown Bag: Breathing Life into Starting, Sustaining and Resurrecting the Art of Group Leadership: An Invitation to Community Discussion

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
With Amanda Yoder, LCSW, CGP and Robert White, MD, CGP Have you asked yourself: What gets in my way of starting a group? Why did I ever stop offering groups? How might I benefit from consultation? How can I share the magic of group work with emerging therapists? Please contact Constance Moore, M.Ed., LPC, CGP at 713-961-5055 or mcamtexas@yahoo.com with any questions. HGPS Brown Bags are held at The Council at 303 Jackson Hill off Memorial. View More Information »

October 2018

Fall Conference: Diversity within Diversity–The Intersection of Identities Within Groups

October 19
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The HGPS One Day Conference is October 19th from 8:30-5:30 at the Council on Recovery. This year's theme: "Diversity within Diversity - The Intersection of Identities Within Groups" featuring Keynote Speaker Sandra López, LCSW, ACSW. 3 ethics CEUs.

Featured Topic: Culturally Competent Ethical Practice:

Practicing Cultural Humility and Embracing Cultural Opportunities presented by Sandra A. López, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW Our professional code of ethics across disciplines sets ethical standards for promoting cultural competence in our clinical practice. Still, as clinical practitioners we may struggle in knowing how to effectively work with diverse cultures especially in our world today. Contemporary views of culture acknowledge that individuals may draw from various cultural affiliations in defining their identity or identities which may influence their perception of problems and ways of coping. The intersection of these distinct cultural identities can create complex encounters and even challenging ethical dilemmas for the clinical practitioner especially in group psychotherapy. This keynote will address how we can best navigate these complex challenges, adopt a practice of cultural humility, and seize the cultural opportunity. By the end of the keynote presentations, participants will be able to:
  1. Explore the ethical responsibilities related to cultural competence
  2. Define a theoretical framework for cultural competent practice
  3. Describe key cultural constructs including cultural humility, cultural opportunities, microaggressions, and other constructs to enhance cultural understanding
  4. Identify clinical ethical dilemmas in the context of clinical practice; and
  5. Explore practical application of an ethically culturally competent practice approach.

About Sandra A. López, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW

Sandra A. López is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Houston, Texas with over thirty-eight years of practice experience in academia and private practice. She holds NASW distinctions as an Academy Certified Social Worker and Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. She is a recently retired Clinical Professor from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work where she served as Director of the Social Work Trauma Education Program. Her teaching excellence was recognized in her selection as Outstanding Faculty by ten graduating classes. Because of her outstanding contributions to the College, a scholarship was established in 2014 called the Sandra A. López Scholarship Endowment for Excellence in Clinical Practice. López is a longtime member of NASW and has held numerous leadership positions locally and nationally. Due to her contributions to NASW and the profession, the NASW Texas Chapter renamed their Leadership Institute in November, 2005, to what is now The Sandra A. López Leadership Institute. She has received numerous honors and awards including NASW Texas Social Worker of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, and most recently the 2016 Social Work Excellence Award from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She is currently in clinical and consulting practice with established expertise in the arena of trauma and in particular traumatic grief. She is a widely recognized local, state, and national keynote presenter, trainer, and consultant on several major subject areas including trauma, trauma informed care, traumatic grief, clinical social work supervision, ethical practice, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, vicarious trauma, and the practice of self-care. She is nationally recognized as a staunch advocate and passionate speaker on topics such as addressing vicarious trauma and promoting self-care and resiliency in social work and helping professions. View More Information »

November 2018

Free

Brown Bag: Hope and Healing after an Affair using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

November 9 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
With Liliane Nahas, M.Ed., LPC-S, LMFT-S Infidelity is one of the common reasons for divorce and is a frequent theme in couple therapy. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy can help couples seeking therapy to heal their relationship after an affair. Infidelity in most cases is a threat to any relationship and can damage the stability of the relationship. EFT therapists conceptualize affairs as “attachment injury” – a violation of trust that questions the basis of a relationship. By focusing on the key emotions and their attachment significance, EFT can help couples heal and form a secure attachment bond after an affair. This workshop will explore attachment injuries along with the EFT approach to resolving them. Please contact Constance Moore, M.Ed., LPC, CGP at 713-961-5055 or mcamtexas@yahoo.com with any questions. HGPS Brown Bags are held at The Council at 303 Jackson Hill off Memorial. View More Information »

January 2019

Free

Brown Bag: Topic to be Announced

January 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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April 2019

Spring Institute — Save the Date!

April 26, 2019 - April 27, 2019
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