Mary Andrus Leads Workshop on Race and Privilege

Mary Andrus, Marylhurst UniversityDr. Mary Andrus, director of Marylhurst’s art therapy program, will lead a Cascadia Training workshop on sociocultural constructs, privilege and bias on Oct. 27, 2017 in Oregon City.

Dr. Mary Andrus developed her workshop, Social/Cultural Identities: A Transdisciplinary Integrative Lens into Practice, especially for practicing therapists.

Combining lecture, art making, dialogue, small group work and discussion, Dr. Andrus utilizes interactive creative approaches to guide workshop participants in exploring and understanding social/cultural identity.

“Race, culture and identity expands beyond what is visibly seen on the outside,” Andrus said. “This workshop will examine privilege, bias and the lens in which we understand ourselves and those we work with.”

Workshop participants will examine the view from which they develop sociocultural constructs and will be provided with an overview of a transdisciplinary integrative model to introduce an alternate perspective to inform treatment or care of clients.

Those who complete the workshop are eligible to earn six CEs (continuing education) meeting the State of Oregon Cultural requirement.

Cost for the one-day workshop is $150. It will be held at Providence Willamette Falls Community Center, Oregon City.

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Cascadia Training is a nonprofit organization providing innovative training and educational opportunities for individuals interested in or already employed in the social service field. Their workshops are designed to meet the requirement of continuing education necessary for re-licensure.

Mary Andrus, DAT, ATR-BC, LPC, LCPC is director of the art therapy counseling program at Marylhurst University. Her clinical orientation is from a person-centered perspective, and she has completed her Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training to specialize in trauma resolution with her clients.

2017-10-18T15:06:48+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Art Therapy, Faculty|