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May Grand Rounds with Bill Doherty, Ph.D.

Lorenz Clinic is excited to host Bill Doherty, PhD., and his presentation Therapy in a Polarized Political Environment, for our May Grand Rounds continuing education event. This event will be presented from 10 am-12 pm on Wednesday, May 11, both virtually and in person at our Rosemount Clinic. In support of Mental Health Awareness month, and after a great turnout for our April Grand Rounds, we are excited to offer this event to clinicians in and around the Twin Cities area.

Dr. Doherty’s workshop will be both clinical and practical, offering breakout opportunities, plenty of time for Q&A, and also video demonstrations.

This workshop style event will cover the following learning objectives:

  1. Identify the scope and sources of today’s high levels of political polarization
  2. Discuss how political stress can affect clients in their relationships.
  3. Describe tools for helping clients cope with political differences in ways that buffer their relationships and potentially improve them.

Clinicians who participate will be eligible for 2 Continuing Education Hours that have been approved by the following Minnesota Boards of Licensure:

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Behavioral Health and Therapy

Registration for the event is free and is required for all attendees.

Register to attend in-person, here.

Register to attend virtually, here.

About Dr. Doherty

Bill Doherty is a family therapist and professor in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota where he directs The Citizen Professional Center. Following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, he co-founded Braver Angels, a citizen initiative bringing conservatives and liberals together to counteract political polarization and restore the fraying social fabric in American society.  Braver Angels now has volunteers working in all 50 states. At the same time, he co-created the Police and Black Men Project, for which he facilitates an ongoing group of police officer and community members who have forged relationships of trust with the goal of safe communities for all.  He has a strong interest in social change based on assets rather than deficits for everyone involved.  Among his awards is the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Family Therapy Academy.

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