Wednesday, April 20, 2011

5/25 Armour Family Therapy Series: Working Effectively with Children and Families of Color

The Twelfth Annual

Armour Family Therapy

Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

9 AM – 4:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia


Working Effectively

with Children and

Families of Color


Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D

Cost: $75

Mercer University Atlanta Administration and Conference Center

2930 Flowers Road South

Atlanta, GA

Lunch not included

6 Core CEUs (MFT); 6 Related CEUs (SW and PC)

Kenneth V. Hardy is a Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City. He is an internationally recognized clinician, author, educator, and consultant. An engaging workshop leader, Dr. Hardy presents workshops nationally and internationally on family therapy with oppressed populations.

Dr. Hardy is a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and is the 2005 recipient of the American Family Therapy Academy’s Distinguished Contributions to Social Justice Award for his groundbreaking work in the areas of family, diversity, and social justice. He is also the recipient of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) Distinguished Contribution to Marriage and Family Counseling Award. Dr. Hardy is a frequent presenter of conferences on the topics of diversity and oppression and has published prolifically. He is co-author several books. In addition to his publications, he is also featured several therapy videotapes as well as a documentary devoted to slavery. His videotape “The Psychological Residuals of Slavery” has been well received by both professional and lay communities for serving as a catalyst to promote conversations about race relationships.

This workshop will review the dynamics of the racial oppression and will examine the features of an orientation toward survival. Specific attention will focus on studying the unique developmental tasks children and families of color must negotiate to ensure their survival within a racially oppressive environment. Workshop participants will learn how to distinguish developmentally appropriate behaviors from those that are cause of concern. Pitfalls that undermine effective therapy with children of color and their families will be explored and specific clinical strategies will be explicated, particularly those that involve working effectively with the unique developmental tasks children and families must negotiate to survive against the odds.

For additional info:

Phone: 478-301-4048

Fax: 478-301-5337


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