This webinar will focus on increasing our awareness of the intersectional issues of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, nationality and sexual orientation in marriage and divorce. It is necessary to uncover our assumptions of “typical” families and become familiar with the relatively new definitions and structure of global families. The experience of families who do not fall into the “traditional” model of family and those that may have roots in two cultures is often one of confusion and chaos. Besides updating the professionals on the current research, this webinar aims to inspire participants to reflect on their own biases and how these may help or hinder their work.
Dr. Gitu Bhatia, has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families dealing with a range of relational, psychological and emotional issues. She specializes in working with families going through the difficult transition of divorce and separation. In addition to psychotherapy, Dr. Bhatia provides professional consultation to other mental health professionals, family law attorneys and judges, parents and teachers. Dr. Bhatia also serves as adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. Given her own multicultural background, Dr. Bhatia brings cultural sensitivity and competence to all aspects of her work.
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