• February 4-5, 2017
  • 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 02/04/2017 9:00 am 02/05/2017 5:30 pm America/Los_Angeles NTU Psychotherapy: An African-Centered Approach to Healing and Wellness Join us for a workshop with Denise Boston on an African-centered approach to healing and wellness. California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Registration - $280
- $224
Pre-registration (until 1/4) 
- $252


NTU (pronounced "in-to"), an Africentric framework was developed from the Bantu (central African) concept which is a unifying force that touches upon all existence and is considered the essence of life. This therapeutic approach is used in working with children, youth and families, education programs, and substance abuse treatment programs. NTU highlights the interrelatedness between intrinsic and extrinsic factors involved in one's ability to respond to the problems of daily living. NTU interventionists use spirituality-focused, culturally competent interventions to facilitate the healing process.  

This workshop introduces participants to the basic elements of the NTU approach, and through didactic and experiential delivery, shows its application to a range of human service practices. Additionally, Dr. Boston shares empirical data that demonstrates positive outcomes for individuals and families served. Finally, participants are exposed to practical tools and examples that make the content relevant and useful in practice with culturally diverse populations.  

15 APA/BBS/RN CEs available (PsyD, MFT, LCSW, RN)

This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.

Denise Boston, PhD, RDT, is Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology at CIIS. She has been instrumental in developing arts-based programming and Rites of Passage trainings to promote wellness among African American youth and families. Dr. Boston's most recent research has been in collaboration with the Glide Foundation Family, Youth, and Family Center (FYCC). It has been funded by the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and the Technology Credit Union (Tech CU).


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