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When: 10/13/2017
12:00 PM
Where: UT Campus, AT & T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin 78705
United States

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October Monthly Meeting

" Curanderismo in the Therapy Room:  Bridging Psychotherapy and Traditional Mesoamerican Healing"

Presented by:  Alicia Enciso Litschi, Ph.D.

Friday, October 13, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

1.5 hours Professional Development 

About the Workshop:

Alicia Enciso Litschi, Ph.D. will introduce participants to the history and practices of Traditional Mesoamerican Healing—colloquially referred to as curanderismo. These traditions continue to thrive in Texas and are relevant to efforts to create more holistic, mind-body-spirit approaches that are culturally relevant. The presentation will include discussion of how colonial legacies included attempts to suppress curanderismo and how contemporary practice of these traditions has become an empowering resource to many U.S. Latinx communities. Clinical examples will be shared to demonstrate different ways in which these traditions have been integrated with psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to identify and explain some of the basic principles of Traditional Mesoamerican Healing/curanderismo.

2. Participants will describe history of colonial suppression of curanderismo and the impact on communities of Indigenous Mexican descent.

3. Participants will be able to identify and discuss some of the clinical circumstances in which curanderismo may serve as a culturally relevant and empowering resource in psychotherapy.


About the Presenter:

Alicia Enciso Litschi, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin specializing in the integration of spirituality and mind-body approaches in psychotherapy. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from UT Austin. Her dissertation research consisted of two years of ethnographic work with Mexican and Indigenous traditional healers in Austin, specifically exploring how communities create contexts of healing outside formal mental health services. Alicia identifies as Chicana from the U.S.-Mexico Border. She is a practitioner of curanderismo and continually exploring the relationship between Western psychology and Indigenous medicine.

$20/Member or $10/student

Meeting Location and Parking: 

The meeting will take place at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center (1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705) on the mezzanine level of the Carillon Restaurant.  The room numbers are PDR1&2. 

To access the meeting rooms, you will go into the Carillon restaurant, and by the host stand, you will see a wooden staircase.  You will go up the staircase and the room will be the first one on the left. 

There is a parking garage in the hotel, or you can use metered street parking if you prefer.  I will also post this information in the event description.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be received no later than 3 business days prior to the event in order for a refund to be processed. Cancellations received after that time will have a refund processed.

Please note online registration will close at 5pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. In order to expedite certificate distribution following monthly meetings, we request that you pre-pay online no later than noon on the Thursday before the meeting. If you prefer to register by check, please mail your payment to CAPA @ PO Box 1448, Cedar Park, TX 78630 postmarked no later than the Monday prior to the meeting. Those who pre-register as noted will receive expedited PD certificate distribution. On-site registrants will be processed within 7 business days. All PD certificates will be emailed to signed in attendees. Thank you! 




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