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Continuing Education

Politics in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Date: February 13 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm Location: TBD, Lewis & Clark

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    Tod Sloan, Ph.D.

TBD, Lewis & Clark

Therapists often get confused when clients move into territory that could be called political, whether it is in a micro-aggression toward the therapist, an overt request for a discussion of a political issue, working on aligning political values with lifestyle, or unconsciously experiencing the effects of world events or the general socioeconomic environment.  

This workshop reviews the many ways in which politics cannot be left at the door of the consulting room, and clarifies ethical strategies for addressing such moments within the framework of social justice counseling.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their own dilemmas in this area, and work toward solutions.

This workshop is part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Tod Sloan, Ph.D.

Fee: $30, includes CEUs/PDUs

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About the Instructor

Tod Sloan, Ph.D. teaches seminars on life span development, the social context of counseling, dialogue practices, social theory, and critical psychology.  In addition to co-coordinating the Ecopsychology in Counseling Certificate program, he coordinates Project Dialogue. His current scholarship involves developing systems to support activists and change agents in grassroots ecological and social justice organizations. Currently, he focuses on how activists can reach the mainstream more effectively in order to deepen democracy and reduce economic injustice. Sloan is co-editor of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, which is officially sponsored by Psychologists for Social Responsibility and Counselors for Social Justice. He also edits the Palgrave book series called Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human SciencesRead Tod Sloan’s complete bio

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