Many therapists want to help folks in their neighborhoods who operate in very different cultural groups. To provide culturally sensitive support and to generate interventions with the aid of the client and others in the community are skills that are cultivated over time. In this webinar, we discuss and show video clips of strategies we used with couples in Sierra Leone who’d experienced intimate partner, gender-based violence. We provide tips for developing a practice unconstrained by cultural borders.
About the presenters:
Thomas G. Szabo, PhD., BCBA-D
Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer
Co-Chair, Commit & Act International
Tom Szabo is a peer-reviewed ACT trainer and professor at Florida Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate at the University of Nevada, Reno and participated in the research labs of Steven C. Hayes and W. Larry Williams. He has been teaching people the nuts and bolts of building behavioral flexibility into their lives for over a decade. Most recently, Tom has focused on reducing intimate partner, gender-based violence among couples in Sierra Leone.
Director, Commit & Act Sierra Leone
Hannah is a Sierra Leonean with a unique vision of the need for empowering women and children and a well-developed ability to communicate this vision to others. In 2008, she teamed up with Beate Ebert to form commit & act, an international NGO. C&A provides shelter to abused girls and behavioral coaching to couples with a history of gender-based violence.