Denison Alumna Heidi Zetzer '83 to Present Psychology Research Colloquium
Posted: October 9, 2007 / Last Updated: October 12, 2007
GRANVILLLE -- Heidi Zetzer, a 1983 graduate of Denison University, will present a research colloquium to the Department of Psychology. Zetzer's talk, titled "Got Culture? Ingredients for Cultivating Cultural Competence in Counseling and Psychotherapy," will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 19), in Higley Hall Auditorium on Denison's Academic Quad (100 Ridge Rd.). The presentation is free and open to the public.
The theme of the colloquium will emphasize that developing cultural competence in mental health treatment is a lifelong process that future psychologists can start now as students. In order to provide effective support, one needs a sense of one's own cultural identity, a passionate commitment to client welfare, a respectful and open therapeutic stance, a willingness to learn, and a desire to immerse oneself in other cultures. These qualities, combined with multicultural educational and experiential learning opportunities, help to build collaborative multicultural therapeutic relationships and provide effective culturally responsive services in psychotherapy practice.
Zetzer is director of the Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic in the Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology at the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB). Previous to starting in this position in 2006, Zetzer was a core faculty member in the graduate psychology program at the Santa Barbara campus of Antioch University (AUSB). She was the coordinator of the AUSB Professional Clinical Traineeships and taught courses on psychological assessment, multicultural counseling and psychotherapy, feminist theories of psychotherapy, and career counseling. Zetzer has made professional and community presentations on multicultural organizational development, clinical training and substance abuse.
She holds a B.S. in psychology from Denison in 1983, and earned her M.A. from Ohio State university in 1986. Her Ph.D. in counseling psychology id from UCSB (1990). She is currently director of a psychology training clinic in an American Psychological Association-approved doctoral program at UCSB.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- A research colloquium presented by Denison alumna Heidi Zetzer '83 titled "Got Culture? Ingredients for Cultivating Cultural Competence in Counseling and Psychotherapy"; 4:30 p.m., Friday (Oct. 19), Higley Hall Auditorium (100 Ridge Rd.). Free and open to the public. To confirm, call (740) 587-6338.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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