Update 3/13/20: This workshop has been canceled by the organizers due to public health concerns. Please check back for updates when it is rescheduled.
*Please note: This workshop is for clinicians and mental health providers.
Join Sil Si-Wei Chen, LCSW-R, for a highly practical and engaging workshop that will supercharge you with knowledge and skills indispensable for providing quality therapy to your Asian-American clients. Through ample case examples and multimedia presentation, we will learn about important Asian values, worldview, and communication style that inform our Asian-American clients’ way of being and relating and help us re-conceptualize their presenting issues. We will also delve into specific, recurring therapeutic themes and discuss how to work with them in skillful, culturally-responsive ways to avoid potential pitfalls resulting from interventions informed by unexamined Gestalt concepts or individualistic values.
This workshop is intended for both Gestalt therapists and therapists of all other theoretical orientations. If you currently work with Asian Americans or are interested in expanding into this growing clientele, this workshop will help you feel more informed and confident sitting across from your Asian American clients.
Sil Si-Wei Chen, MA, LCSW-R is a psychotherapist and emotional wellness coach who maintains an LGBTQ-affirmative and culturally-responsive psychotherapy private practice in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and provides emotional wellness coaching nationally and internationally. To find out more about Sil and her practice, please visit silchentherapy.com.