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Cultural Adjustment in Immigrant and Second-Generation Clients

Event Date:

February 24, 2021

Event Time:

4:00 pm

In this workshop, we will examine processes involved with cultural adjustment both in immigrant as well as second-generation populations.  These processes include 1) acculturation, which is the manner in which individuals adopt the host culture, and 2) enculturation, which is the manner in which individuals retain their native culture.  We will explore how the different reasons for immigration can impact cultural adjustment, and its relationship to mental health concerns such as acculturative stress.  Importantly, we will review clinical strategies and approaches to help guide our practice in working with these populations utilizing case examples.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the different reasons for immigration
  2. Understand the processes of acculturation and enculturation
  3. Identify different perspectives on the relationship between cultural adjustment and mental health including acculturative stress and acculturative learning
  4. Identify different strategies to utilize in clinical settings to facilitate adaptive adjustment

Student discount and sliding scale available. Please contact us at for details.

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 1 CE credit. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing.

About the Speaker

Joseph Chen, PhD, LCP

Dr. Joseph Chen is a licensed clinical psychologist and an associate professor of psychology and adult learning at DePaul University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. As a clinician, he started TransformEdge, a psychotherapy practice focused on helping patients make positive change. As a professor, he teaches and conducts research on the process of change in educational and cultural settings. He obtained a B.A. in Psychology from Wheaton College (IL), and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed his predoctoral internship and a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California Berkeley.


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Event Schedule Details

  • February 24, 2021 4:00 pm   -   5:00 pm
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