CSPP Faculty and Students Present at American Family Therapy Academy Conference

CSPP Faculty and Students Present at American Family Therapy Academy Conference

Faculty and students of CSPP’s couple and family therapy program recently represented Alliant at the 37th Annual Meeting and Open Conference of the American Family Therapy Academy. Fourteen CSPP faculty and students attended, participating in 13 paper and poster presentations and discussion groups. This event, dedicated to the advancement of thinking, practices, policies and scholarship in family therapy, was held June 3-6, 2015 in Vancouver, Washington.

Paper Presentations

  • “Family therapy: The East-West blend” | Karen Quek, PhD, associate professor, Irvine campus and Hao-Min Chen, PhD, assistant professor, Irvine campus
  • “Training for connection: Effects of the person of the therapist training (POTT) on the therapeutic relationship” | Alba Nino, PhD, assistant professor, San Diego campus
  •  “How does forgiveness help LGBT and interracial couples’ relationships and their families integrate meaning?” | Gita Seshadri, PhD, assistant professor, Sacramento campus and Nancy Deatrick, PhD
  • “Educated children of immigrants: Their reality of confusion, marginalization and on a continuum” | Patricia Murillo, PsyD, alumna, San Diego campus; Martha Morgan, PhD, assistant professor, San Diego campus; Narumi Taniguichi, PhD, Concordia University

Poster Presentations

  • “Gender in CFT in classrooms: Female perspective” | Karen Quek, PhD, associate professor, Irvine campus; Martha Morgan, PhD, assistant professor, San Diego campus; Christie Eppler, PhD, Seattle University
  • “Multicultural supervision: Creating conversation regarding diversity” | Nilou Tohidian, PsyD candidate, Irvine campus and Karen Quek, PhD, associate professor, Irvine campus
  • “Stories bridging the past to the present in the lives of the elderly” | Dorothy O’Neill, PsyD candidate, Irvine campus and Farhat Chaudhry, PsyD candidate, Irvine campus
  • “Social exchange theory: Negotiation of visibility among gay couples living with HIV” | Sohei Fujita, PsyD candidate, San Diego campus
  • “The challenges of transition: A new home for the elder” | Jonathan Naveen, PhD, adjunct faculty, Irvine campus and Farhat Chaudhry, PsyD candidate, Irvine campus
  • “Resilient cultural competency” | Christie Eppler, PhD, Seattle University and Martha Morgan, PhD, assistant professor, San Diego campus
  • “Diversity and common humanity: Finding the balance in training and clinical work” | Alba Nino, PhD, assistant professor, San Diego campus

Discussion Group

  • “Voices of clients in therapy: Experiences of social location and identity matter” | Moderated by Norma Scarborough, DMFT, assistant professor and site director, Los Angeles campus

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