- March 17-18, 2018
- 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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.
Continuing Education Credits
- Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 15 CEs available.
- Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for RNs as required by the California Board of Registered Nursing provider number #02523. 15 CEs available.
- Course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for psychologists as required by the American Psychological Association. 15 CEs available.
- For any questions regarding APA continuing education credits, please contact the public programs front desk at 415-575-6175 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denise Boston, PhD, RDT, is Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and 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. It has been funded by the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation and the Technology Credit Union.