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Liberation Psychology and Psychosocial Accompaniment with Mary Watkins, PhD

  • 18 Mar 2016
  • 5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Home of Dr. Deborah Schiller
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This presentation will offer a brief history of the emergence and development of liberation psychology. The implications of psychosocial accompaniment and collective trauma for clinical work will be highlighted. The presentation will provide context for a discussion about clinical practice in the public and private sectors.


At the conclusion of this program, participants will:

1) Discuss the implications of liberation psychology for clinical work;

2) Consider and discuss the implications of collective trauma on diagnoses and treatment;

3) Reflect and discuss on how psychosocial accompaniment would shift practitioners from private to public practice.

Timed Outline:

5:15-5:30 pm: Greet, sign in and socialize

5:30-5:35 pm: Introduction of speaker and opening remarks

5:35–6:45 pm: Presentation focusing on the above objectives

6:45-7:00 pm: Q&A and Evaluations

Directions to venue will be emailed with Registration.

1.5 CE hours available for California-licensed Psychologists, MFTs and LSCWs

CPA is co-sponsoring with the Santa Barbara Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.


SBCPA Continuing Education Committee

Attendees will be able to:

  • 1.   Identify ways to be active participants in their patients’ primary health care teams, being attuned to key preventive health strategies and learning ways to legally and ethically communicate with other healthcare professionals with this goal in mind.  
  • 2.   Become familiar with the biopsychosocial model of medical illness and develop a working understanding of the impact illness/injury can have on the individual and family.
  • 3.   Demonstrate specific ways in which inner strengths, resilience, and acceptance can be fostered in patients facing life-altering physical diagnoses through evidence-based psychotherapy.
  • 4.   Consider personal countertransference issues with respect to end of life issues and explore how these can be recognized and used in individual and family therapy.

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