Just as human beings are not generic, so, too, trauma is an event that is affected by and interacts with people's intersectional identities. This workshop will introduce participants to a mindful model for understanding how to move towards cultural competence in practice with trauma survivors. We will pay particular attention to therapist countertransference/fragility, and to the effects of shame, guilt, privilege, and dominant culture narratives on trauma treatment. Some experience working with trauma survivors is assumed.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
Laura S Brown holds a PhD and Diplomate in Clinical Psychology. She has been in independent practice as a clinical and forensic psychology since 1979, and is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. Her work has focused on trauma, feminist practice, and cultural competence. Her most recent books include Not the price of admission: Healthy relationships after childhood trauma, and The feminist model of psychotherapy supervision, which has a companion DVD. Dr. Brown’s many awards include the lifetime achievement award of the APA Division of Trauma Psychology. She holds the rank of Shodan in Aikido, earned at age 64.
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