Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Liberation Psychology: Beyond Rhetorical Arguments and Technological Activism

  • 05/20/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


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LA-CAMFT May 2022
including Q&A

Friday, May 20, 2022
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
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Via Zoom

2 CEUs

Liberation Psychology:
Beyond Rhetorical Arguments and Technological Activism

Edil Torres Rivera, Ph.D.

While the use of liberation psychology principles has been linked to the social justice movement, in a number of cases the movement seems limited to criticizing mainstream counseling and the methodological processes we use to gain knowledge, in particular how data is obtained and analyzed. Very little has been studied about the underlying psychic and spiritual effects of colonial power. This presentation will focus on the impact of these powers and the application of liberation psychology to personal mental health through individual, family, and group therapy.

At the end of this presentation, participants will:

  1. Understand the concepts and principles of liberation psychology.
  2. Identify the purpose and use of problematization in a group process.
  3. Be familiar with the concept of “the reality of knowing” and its meaning within liberation psychology.

    Edil Torres Rivera has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in multicultural counseling from the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He is a professor at the Wichita State University. His research interests are multicultural counseling, group work, liberation psychology, supervision, prisons, and gang-related behavior. Specifically, his primary research focuses on complexity and how indigenous healing techniques are a necessary ingredient when working with ethnic minority populations in the United States. His work has appeared in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Addictions and other counseling and psychotherapy journals.  

    For more information, contact Di Wilson or Leanne Nettles.

    Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

    Event Details: 
    Friday, May 20, 2022, 9:00-11:30 am
    8:30-9:00: Check-In
    11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

    9:00: Meeting Begins
    11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
    11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
    11:00 Meeting Ends

    Online Via Zoom

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    $25 for LA-CAMFT Members
    Other CAMFT Chapter Members
    CSCSW Members
    $35 for Non-Members

    2 CEUs Provided

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    CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

    Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

    Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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