With Vikki Reynolds, Ph.D. RCC.
February 1 & 2, 2018 | 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Shifting meaning and identity stories in ways that can be impactful of people’s lives in single sessions
In all of our work and especially in brief contacts, we can be mindful of the social and political context of injustice and resist the social construction of pathologizing and marginalizing identities. Honouring and witnessing the wisdom of people in their responses to trauma, brings forward their agency and can create identities of knowledge, autonomy and strength, as opposed to victim/survivor identities, or other “spoiled identities”. We have an opportunity within a single session to shift meaning and identity stories in ways that can be very impactful of people’s lives going forward.
In this workshop you will learn about:
• Alternative understandings of trauma & oppression that include acts of resistance
• Structuring safety immediately in brief therapy encounters
• Witnessing practices that offer new meanings of past traumatic events
• Questions that come from an ethical stance of justice-doing in our conversations
Connecting private pain to public social and political contexts in ways that reduce isolation and ‘othering’ stories
ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids Centre of Learning
504 Iroquois Shore Rd., Unit 12A, Oakville, ON
Registration Rate: $375 + HST
EARLY BIRD RATE OF $325 + HST AVAILABLE UNTIL OCT. 27, 2017
STUDENTS: Students in University or College qualify for a 10% discount, including off of the early bird rate. Students must provide a copy of their student identification card to email@example.com with STUDENT CONFIRMATION in the subject line. Once confirmed, you will receive your coupon code via email to apply at checkout.
GROUP RATE: Groups of 6 or more qualify for a 10% discount off of the total fee, including early bird rate. After selecting quantity of 6 or more, enter code groupspecial6 at checkout to receive your discount.