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Counseling and Psychotherapy With Diverse Communities Subject of Oct. 13 Counseling Conference

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Titan alumnus Alexis V. Arczynski, staff psychologist and coordinator of the Mindfulness Center at the University of Utah, is the keynote speaker during the Department of Counseling’s Friday, Oct. 13, conference in the Titan Student Union.

Arczynski ‘07 (M.S. counseling – marriage and family therapy) specializes in working with survivors of trauma and members of oppressed groups. She will speak on “Anticipating and Managing the Complexities of Power in Psychotherapy Supervision.”

In addition to the keynote address, the 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. program will include workshops on “How to Make Couples Therapy Work With Men,” presented by David Shepard; “Asian American Women With Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction: Cultural Awareness in Clinical Practice” by Rebekah Smart and Yuying Tsong; “Cultivating Happiness Through Gratitude and Compassion” by Sapna Chopra and Ginamarie Scherzi; and “An Intimate Conversation on the Relevance of Spiritual Awareness and Awareness and Understanding for Professional Counselors” by Joseph Cervantes.

Five hours of continuing education credit is available for attending the program. Registration for the conference and more information are available online.