Presenters will demonstrate a multicultural narrative approach conducive to restoring wellness and healing. The use of multicultural creative arts will be discussed, and experiential activities will be embedded into the session. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain greater awareness of how group facilitation skills can be integrated with multicultural creative interventions that foster connections among diverse group members, especially when experiencing difficult and traumatic transitions.
Participants will learn how to help diverse group members increase feeling of safety so that authentic connections can be cultivated, especially during traumatic circumstances; a multicultural approach to story sharing will be introduced. Research relevant to relationship forming and multicultural creative interventions will be discussed.
Participants will identify the follow three elements: 1) stressors unique to diverse relationship forming, 2) unspoken narratives -unmet concerns, desires, and needs, and 3) multicultural creative expressions conducive to wellness and healing especially when experiencing traumatic events.
Participants will gain awareness of how the needs of individuals, families, and community members can be approached in the context of supportive therapeutic relationships; 1) emphasis will be placed on group interventions conducive to forming and cultivating caring relationships, 2) recognize how to mindfully attend to emotional pain that remains unspoken yet needs to be expressed in a caring and mindful context.
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, CACREP program,
Argosy University, Denver