Wood’s Homes, Parkdale Campus, Calgary
- consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for therapy and community work
- deconstruct “case consultation” norms that don’t serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a “Culture of Critique” that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer.
- consider practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignity which can promote a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique.
- share some exercises for creating intentional supervisory relationships.
- create cultures of accountability that invite critique that are a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision
- practice examples of “Living Supervision”, and creating “Solidarity Teams” to assist practitioners to work in alignment with our collective ethics
$300 CAD per registrant
Workshop enrollment limited to 25 (registration and received payment is necessary to guarantee your place)
Registration: Contact Debbie Baker
(Debbie.Baker@ucalgary.ca) at the Calgary Family Therapy Centre.
Payment in cash, check, or electronic transfer (no credit or debit cards).
March 26, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Santa Maria Goretti Centre 11050 90 Street
In this experiential workshop, Vikki offers an alternative approach to work with ‘trauma’ from a decolonising, anti-oppression stance which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression. Honouring the wisdom of the people we work alongside with in their responses to trauma brings forward their agency and wisdom. Vikki will illustrate a witnessing approach to therapy using practice examples and struc-turing safety as the foundation of the work. She will share alternative understandings of ‘trauma’ that resist psychology and the helping professions’ normalizing practice of re-framing oppression, harm and suffering as personal deficit and disguising acts of re-sistance as trauma and pathology symptoms
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The Narrative Project ℅ #318 – 9507 101 Ave Edmonton AB T5H 4R1
*Buffet lunch provided (veg/gluten-free options) / *no cancellations
Join activist and therapist Vikki Reynolds for a free workshop – Resisting Vicarious Trauma and Burnout with Collective Care
Workers responding to people struggling with substance use, poverty, violence and oppression are often told that they will ‘burn out’, and that it is the connection to the client’s pain that ‘traumatizes’ them; that is one perspective. Vikki offers another; she believes that clients don’t harm us, nor does their suffering, it is the spiritual ethical pain that follows when we are unable to work in ways that are ethical, dignified and structurally supported that hurt us. When we stay with connection, resist disconnection and enmeshment we are able to do ‘collective care’ as opposed to self-care.
Tue, 4 February 2020
9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PST
High Country Inn
4051 4 Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1