Being able to accommodate and respect differences in opinions, values, and attitudes is an integral part of counselling and psychotherapy, but how do practitioners really engage with the topic of difference and diversity? And, if as some studies suggest, ‘diversity training’ does more harm than good, how does a counsellor/psychotherapist’s understanding of difference and diversity help or hinder their work?
Suitable for those who have qualified and those who are still in training,, this one-day workshop will explore what counsellors and psychotherapists need to know about difference and diversity. Starting with an overview of the factual legal context, the workshop then invites participants to explore their own sense of ‘othering’ and ‘being othered’, before being led into an examination of the dynamics of ‘otherness’ using the lens of transactional analysis as a guide.
Throughout the workshop, participants are invited to think about how ‘unconscious biases’ towards people begin, how they are maintained, and how, if not addressed, all of us on some level may be in danger of subtle acts of micro-aggression/oppression that we may not even be aware of.
Patrick Brook, BA (Hons), Dip. Sup., CTA(P), PTSTA(P) is a UKCP Registered TA Psychotherapist and Supervisor. He runs a private practice in Brighton, East Sussex and is a trainer at the Link Centre.
A Link Centre certificate will be presented at the end of the course.
Cancellation Policy: 50% refund will be given on cancellations with more than 7 days’ notice.
Sunday 26th May 2019
The Link Centre, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE