Expired Petite Lectures: Creating Frames and Reframes for Relational Change

This lecture is part of the Ackerman Distinguished Family Therapy Lecture Series, designed to contribute to conversations on advancements and opportunities in family therapy training. Lectures are free and open to the public. CE contact hours are not offered for this series.

Program Description:

Petite Lectures are miniaturized, didactic, psychoeducational axioms designed to help frame the process of therapy, dismantle defensiveness, and provide a pathway for integrating the principles of relational ethics, racial, and social justice into clinical practice. This address will provide an overview of the pragmatics of using petite lectures as a key clinical strategy for enhancing relational engagement and therapeutic efficacy. Participants will learn to use petite lectures as a strategy to promote a relational frame for therapy; apply petite lectures to counteract “therapeutic stuckness” and defensiveness; employ petite lectures as a strategy and framework for integrating and addressing issues of racial and social justice in clinical practice; and utilize petite lectures as a tool and framework for conducting intensive self of the therapist work.


Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York. He has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.

In addition to his consultation work, Dr. Hardy is a frequent conference speaker and has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Dateline NBC, PBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

He is the author of Culturally Sensitive Supervision: Diverse Perspectives and Practical Applications; Promoting Culturally Sensitive Supervision: A Manual for Practitioners; Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Class, and Gender; Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Strategies for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence.

  • December 10, 2021
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD

Location:   Online Event


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