SAART would like to thank everyone for your continued support and engagement with our organization. We are honored to serve San Antonio area therapists and are looking forward to our 2022 CEU presentation lineup. The executive board is still in discussion as to the best way to gather for these meetings as we try to strike a balance between safety and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are very hopeful about a return to in person trainings in 2022, we do plan to begin the year by gathering virtually. We look forward to seeing you all online in February!
2022 SAART Executive Board
December 2022 In-Person Meeting - The Uses and Abuses of Humor in Psychotherapy: Utilizing Humor Toward Healing Ethically and Effectively
Presented by Dr. Nicholas Todd Wilkens, PhD, LMFT-S - 4937, LPC-S - 17068
Is laughter always the best medicine? Obviously not. But it has indeed been reported as being intrinsic to the healing process for scores of individuals and is almost always a part of the psychotherapeutic endeavor, whether intentionally or not. There certainly are times and places where attempts at humor are more harmful than helpful. But when and where? And is the therapist always the best judge of humor that is destructive, humor that is outstandingly helpful, and everything in between? Researchers have argued that the therapist is often unaware of how dangerous the intentional or even casual use of humor can be with certain clients who would never let the therapist know it.
This program highlights humor that helps, defines humor that hurts, and helps the therapist recognize humor that vaguely floats between the two. It is the ethical responsibility of the therapist to be aware of how humor impacts the therapeutic session and the therapeutic relationship, and to be able to maintain as little ambiguity about attempts at humor in the clinical area as possible. This is the purpose of this program.
This presentation is appropriate for professionals in the mental health industry who are interested in learning more about the uses and abuses of humor in psychotherapy.
In-Person at Torchy's Tacos, located at 18210 Sonterra Pl, San Antonio, TX 78258
Doors open at 10:45am
Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration, so we may begin promptly at 11 a.m.
The presentation will run from 11am-12:30pm
Networking/Community Building: 12:30-1:30
About the Presenter
Dr. Nick is a former owner and content creator of Insight Education, LLC, which ran a continuing education website for LMFTs, LPCs, and clinical social workers - mycounselingceus.com. He maintains his private practice at the Institute for Couple and Family Enhancement in San Antonio.