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Working with South Asian Women In Therapy

  • Friday, October 08, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • ONLINE

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Presented by Moitreyee Chowdhury, LMFT, LPCC

1.5 CEUs
This is a live streaming event. A recording will be available for viewing for 30 days afterward for anyone who can't attend the live streaming event.


The goal is of this presentation, is for participants to gain understanding of the cultural worldview of South Asian women immigrants, both in general and with a focus on mental health, including implications for clinicians and therapists working in the field of therapy and counseling.

The presentation will aim to inform mental health professionals how to provide culturally informed services to South Asian (SA) immigrant women in the USA, in particular, first generation immigrant SA women. There is a rich diversity among this population incorporating culture, language, religion and familial and generational dynamics that can add challenges in providing appropriate support. Some of the influencing factors in the lives of SA women that impact their mental health include gender roles, age, arranged marriage, parental roles, immigration status, and sexuality.

This experiential presentation, will present an overview of the strengths, cultural worldview, and challenges of South Asian immigrant women and provide culturally appropriate interventions for individual and group counseling with this population. The presentation intends to facilitate a  dialogue about working with, supervising, and teaching clients, counselors, and students from the South Asian population. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:
1.  List at least 4 factors to consider when working with South Asian immigrant women in therapy.   
2.  Identify at least 3 factors affecting South Asian immigrant women's role in the family.
3.  Describe at least 2 strengths and 2 interventions to consider when working with South Asian immigrant women
4.  List at least 3 resources that focus on providing support to South Asian immigrant women.

About the Presenter

Moitreyee is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Practioner of Clinical Counseling. Moitreyee earned a Master's degree in Counseling from Palo Alto University in 2018. While at Palo Alto University, she received awards including Most Outstanding Student (2018) and Excellence in Diversity (2017). She also was the Western Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (2018),  Emerging Leader Fellow. In 2018, Moitreyee, as a fellow for Asian American Psychological Association, published the fact sheet for Immigrant South Asian American Women in the USA (2018) with support from her mentor.

Currently, Moitreyee is working at Gardner Health Services in San Jose, where she conceptualizes, develops, and strategizes Wellness centers and programs on behalf of Santa Clara County to provide preventative programs and supports for African descent and Latino communities. She is also an adjunct professor at Palo Alto University and a therapist with Mountain View Therapy, where she provides individual therapy for teens, young adults, and adults from different cultures in multiple languages. Moitreyee brings in her work a passion for understanding cultural diversity and its many nuances that impact the lives of clients and therapists.

TARGET AUDIENCE: LCSW, LMFT, LPCC

If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved Continuing Education Provider (CEPA 052466). This course meets the qualifications of 1.5 continuing education credit for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. SCV-CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.


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