Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR



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Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9am-5pm
We tend to have specific ways we define “good” communication and conflict resolution (e.g., “I feel” statements, direct processing, assertive communication). However, if we do not incorporate intercultural communication (IC) concepts, unintentional misunderstandings may occur with the people we work with and in our relationships. We cannot always assume our standards are universal or right. Increasing our ability to navigate our differences allows us to truly connect with others. These types of skills are critical for real cultural competency and effectiveness in our work. This workshop will review key intercultural communication theories and concepts, and how to apply them in communication between adults. The concepts presented still apply in communication with children, however specific applications with children will not be discussed in the workshop. The importance of integrating intercultural communication work with social justice perspectives will also be emphasized. Who should attend? This workshop is designed for those working in “helping professions”, such as counselors, therapists, and educators, as well as for staff and leadership in schools, clinics, nonprofits and other organizational settings, and for community members seeking to improve their communication, work more effectively, and build better relationships with diverse populations. Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015 Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Instructor: Cheryl Forster, Psy.D. Cost: $125 by 1/16, $150 after, includes 7 CEUs or PDUs, $50 students.
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1pm
The Ecopsychology program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling has expanded its scope to offer non-clinicians, specifically those working in sustainability or conservation work, graduate-level training that can help them be more effective in their efforts. Coursework in this certificate program will help participants understand individual motivations for change, especially behavior change, as well as how to communicate change effectively. The program will address the following questions: How do green spaces support the healthy development of our communities? How can psychological insights invigorate conservation efforts and support advocacy for social justice and community well-being? Starting January 17, we are offering Environmental Identity and the Ecological Self, the 1 credit prerequisite course that guides prospective certificate program applicants toward self‐reflection regarding identity and experience related to place, the natural world, and other species; and motivations for integrating ecological perspectives into academic, professional or advocacy work. Dates: Saturdays, January 17 and February 7, 2015 Time: 1-5 p.m. Additional study will be completed online. Online activities are scheduled between January 12 and February 9. Final assignments are due by February 14. Instructor: Thomas Doherty, Psy.D.