6th Psychotherapy and Politics
18th and 19th May 2013
LGBT Invisibility – Charles Neal: ‘A Body of Experience’
Black Issues – Dr Isha Mckenzie-Mavinga: ‘Black Issues in the Therapeutic Process’
The first day of the conference examined the sexual and social prohibitions of gender in LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) studies, with a focus on education and clinical practice in the psy-professions.
The second day explored factors that influence how intersecting identities and the traumatic impact of racism and multi-dimensional oppressions are processed. There will be three workshops and a group process run by an analytically trained psychotherapist.
At the end of the conference it was decided to write an open letter from this 6th psychotherapy and politics conference to all training organisations and accredited bodies and their membership organisations in the field of counselling, psychotherapy and psychology stating the moral imperative to adopt curricula and content on GSD (Gender & Sexual Diversity) and Race in accordance with the 2010 Equalities Act as the minimum benchmark of best practice required in our profession.
It was also decided that after this was completed that an internet petition should be started to act as a follow up.
Shall keep you posted.