The Battle of the Generations, our favorite “versus” game – Boomers, Millennials, Gen X, Gen Z, and even the newest Gen “Alpha” – each comes with common and unique perspectives and beliefs about how the world works (or should work). Oftentimes, these beliefs and identities clash, and if you’ve ever been to Grandma’s or Auntie’s house for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you have undoubtedly seen or felt them clash HARD. So, it’s no surprise that these generational conflicts, issues, and differences come up in counseling. What are YOU doing for yourself and your clients to better navigate these increasingly treacherous waters?
Each generation brings its own set of values, beliefs, and norms to the counseling relationship. Understanding these differences is crucial for effective therapeutic communication and collaboration. These generational variations impact how individuals approach problem-solving, decision-making, and even leisure activities. Recognizing and appreciating these diverse perspectives can foster empathy across generations and lead to more inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and understood. The training will delve into ethical considerations related to intergenerational counseling. Participants will examine ways to ensure client autonomy and avoid imposing their own generational biases on therapeutic processes. Moreover, they will gain insights into how generational differences can impact power dynamics within the therapeutic relationship. This enhanced understanding of intergenerational communication will enable therapists to provide more effective and inclusive care for their clients from different generations.
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Attendance and Location Details
Date and Time
Friday, April 19, 2024
1:00pm – 4:00pm CDT
2:00pm – 5:00pm EDT
11:00am – 2:00pm PDT
*Zoom link will be made available to you 24-48 hours prior to event date.
This training will provide participants clinical knowledge and tools to:
a). Identify cultural differences between generations and how they might impact therapy.
b). Learn and understand research implications of cross-generational therapy.
c). Evaluate clinician’s own practice working cross-generationally and identify growing edges.
Mental health counselors, psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, marriage and family therapists, telehealth treatment professionals, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S
Material Author(s): Dawn Friedman, MSEd, LPCC-S
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