Working with Cross-Cultural Couples: Unexplored Issues in Therapy
In the United States, 1 in 6 new marriages is interethnic or interracial. Today’s therapists need to be equipped to help cross-cultural couples not only navigate the usual intimacy and communication concerns, but also address issues of identity, privilege and cultural differences, which are often ignored in traditional couples therapy. To do this well, and enhance our therapeutic effectiveness, we must examine our own blind spots and biases around race and culture. In this workshop, you’ll explore:
Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist and an adjunct assistant professor of MFT at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She appears as a regular contributor on Relationship Reboot, a weekly segment on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show.
Financial: Kirsten Lind Seal maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Chaminade University of Honolulu, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and is a contributor/creator of segments on Mid-morning WCCO TV. She receives a speaking honorarium from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kirsten Lind Seal is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the Minnesota Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.