family therapy

family therapy

When labels do more harm than good | Connie Cornwell & Sarah Woods | TEDxTWU

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Diagnosis is a way to understand disease, and it’s necessary to tailor treatment and advocate for needed services. But does a diagnosis define a person? Isn’t there more breadth to a person’s lived experience than an all-encompassing diagnosis? And is possible that labels therefore become limiting? Connie S. Cornwell has always believed that people are not just suffering from some inherent personal pathology but are bound up as much by their environment and the context in which they live. She has over 30 years experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor and approved LMFT & LPC supervisor. She is a clinical fellow and approved supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of American Family Therapy Academy. She is the senior supervisor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Family Studies Center in the Department of Psychiatry where she trains and supervises interns, psychiatry residents, and medical students. Sarah Woods has over a decade of experience in the mental health field as a clinician, supervisor, and educator specializing in marriage and family therapy. Her research has focused on the specialty of medical family therapy, working to understand the connections between family relationships and physical health, especially for under served populations. Dr. Woods is an assistant professor and program coordinator in the Family Therapy Program at Texas Woman's University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx