Bilingual Case Conference – English/Spanish

J. Todd Dean, MD

Dates: Tuesdays, September 13, October 11, November 8, 2016; January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, 2017

Time:  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Each program, when attended in its entirety, is offered for 1.5 credit hours

Location: Institute Classroom A 8820 Ladue Rd., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63124

For additional information or to register,

contact Cathy Krane, 314-446-3043


  • I: To discuss ways in which transference can be understood as relevant to the treatment in diverse clinical settings.
  • II: To recognize the value of close attention to clinical process material.
  • III: To recognize the ways in which cultural background influences the expression of subjective experience and description of symptomatic difficulties.
  • IV: To recognize and discuss how cultural minority status can influence self-
  • V: To discuss ways in which being bilingual effects the therapeutic discourse.
  • VI: To describe ways in which diagnostic formulations can be influenced by cultural and linguistic difference between therapist and patient.
  • VII: To discuss ways in which cultural difference between therapist and patient can affect the therapist’s experience of the patient.
  • VIII: To recognize ways in which the traumatic experiences of refugees are communicated to therapists, and how this can influence diagnostic formulations.
  • IX: To formulate plans for integrating psychotherapeutic services with other medical and support services for refugees, while also recognizing how this integration can influence the treatment.
  • X: To formulate alternative ideas for how a patient’s psychological symptoms can be understood in relation to the need for social service assistance.