All Kinds of News for February 03, 2016
Second Nature Uintas Therapist, Bryan Lepinske, LCSW to Co-Present at Upcoming NATSAP Conference in San Diego
Working with International Families in the Therapeutic Milieu
Thursday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.
PRESENTERS: Educational Consultant, Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed. and Second Nature Therapist, Bryan Lepinske, LCSW
Rebecca Grappo, M.Ed, and Bryan Lepinski, LCSW, have teamed together for many years to work with international students and their families in therapeutic settings. Not only have they spent countless hours on calls to discuss the therapeutic journey of the students, but also to navigate the unique challenges of working with the parents. Sometimes the challenges involve language and culture, or the family’s ability to understand the clinical approaches to therapy. Other times, families may seem resistant to the therapeutic process, or need further education to better support the process. Planning for transitions and selecting the next appropriate therapeutic setting is often another hurdle that must be addressed.
In this session, Bryan and Rebecca will present a concrete overview of the common issues they have faced, using case studies to illustrate how some of these challenges were effectively managed. They will present treatment success stories as well as some endings that did not go as planned. And finally, they will provide tips and tools they have developed along the way to help participants effectively serve international students and families in various therapeutic settings.