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3rd Annual Clinical Challenges Event

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Earth Sciences Building - Room 1012

2207 Main Mall

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Canada

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Morning Session: Psychotherapy with LGBTQ Populations; Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock

While almost all psychotherapists encounter lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) clients in their clinical work, these clients are much more likely to report dissatisfaction with psychotherapy services than heterosexual clients. Research suggests that psychotherapist competency issues play a large role in this discrepancy. Therefore, many professional organizations and regulatory bodies have developed ethical standards and guidelines for culturally competent psychotherapy services for LGBTQ clients.

This presentation explores core competencies for psychotherapy with LGBTQ clients. Ethically and culturally competent perspectives will be presented. The presentation will provide an overview of clinical issues and challenges in psychotherapy with LGBTQ clients, as well as hands-on information about psychotherapy techniques to address these. This will include affirmative practice strategies for assessment and intervention, helping clients with their “coming out,” dealing with issues of (internalized) homo/transphobia, and making culturally competent adjustments to traditional psychotherapy practice. Clinical material will be used to illustrate these core competencies.


Afternoon Session: A Dynamic-Relational Treatment for Perfectionistic Behaviour; Dr. Paul Hewitt

This presentation provides an overview of perfectionism, a personality construct that increases an individual’s vulnerability to various forms of maladjustment including psychological, physical, achievement and relational problems, and describes a dynamic-relational treatment of perfectionism for individual or group psychotherapy formats. Participants will be introduced to a multidimensional model of perfectionism and its treatment that has evolved through nearly 30 years of research and clinical work. The model is informed by psychodynamic and interpersonal principles. Throughout the presentation, reference is made to supporting research literature; however, the predominant emphasis will be an overview of a structured approach to case conceptualization and evidence-based intervention.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock is a registered psychologist, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is an active member of the UBC Psychotherapy Program and has a private practice in downtown Vancouver. Dr. Sehrbrock has widely lectured in academic and clinical settings on ethical and clinical LGBTQ competencies and has experience working with LGBTQ clients for over a decade.


Dr. Paul Hewitt is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and an Associate Member, Psychotherapy Program, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He is a Registered Psychologist in BC and a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association. Recently named among the top 10 Canadian clinical psychology professors for research productivity, Dr. Hewitt’s work has focused on perfectionism, psychopathology and psychotherapy with over 225 publications. His most recent book (2017), co-authored with Gordon Flett and Samuel Mikail, Perfectionism: A relational approach to conceptualization, assessment, and treatment synthesizes his research and clinical work on perfectionism, detailing information on the dynamic-relational individual and group psychotherapy that he and Dr. Mikail developed over the past 30 years. Dr. Hewitt has had a private practice since 1988, which focuses on individuals experiencing difficulties from perfectionistic behaviour, early trauma, depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This continuing education event is intended for psychotherapists and trainees of any mental health discipline or background. Psychotherapy educators, supervisors, and managers of mental health treatment programs are also very welcome.



SCHEDULE

- 9:00-9:30 am: Sign-in (coffee/tea & light breakfast items provided)

- 9:30-10:30 am: Psychotherapy with LGBTQ Populations part 1; Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock

- 10:30-10:45 am: Coffee

- 10:45-11:30 am: Psychotherapy with LGBTQ Populations part 2; Dr. Joachim Sehrbrock

- 11:30-1:00 pm: Lunch on your own/Explore UBC campus

- 1:00-2:00 pm: A Dynamic-Relational Treatment for Perfectionistic Behaviour - part 1; Dr. Paul Hewitt

- 2:00-2:15 pm: Coffee

- 2:15-3:15 pm: A Dynamic-Relational Treatment for Perfectionistic Behaviour - part 2; Dr. Paul Hewitt

- 3:15-3:30 pm: Wrap-up & collection of evaluation forms


PARKING

Parking for the event can be found at the West Parkade, 2140 Lower Mall (Click HERE for map).

PLACES FOR LUNCH

A wide variety of eateries are nearby the continuing education event location, within easy walking distance (Click HERE for a list of what’s available).

UBC ATTRACTIONS

The beautiful and unique campus of UBC offers many wonderful attractions to visit including: Nitobe Japanese Gardens, Beatty Biodiversity Museum, and the world-famous Museum of Anthropology. Click HERE to see a list of attractions.

Date and Time

Location

Earth Sciences Building - Room 1012

2207 Main Mall

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4

Canada

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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