Privilege and otherness: Developing a language for practitioners

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11th June 2022, 10.00am - 1.00pm
Counsellors and trainees

The 2012 Olympics were seen as a watershed moment in British culture. Basking in the glow of a post-racial society, we all assumed that issues of difference, race, gender, sexuality, etc were issues of the past. What we have seen since then, with the divisions highlighted through Brexit and the continuing political movement towards the right, is that these same issues, these same dilemmas of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and such, are as prevalent and as widespread within our society as they ever have been.

The world of psychotherapy and counselling have perhaps been slow in using the talents that we have to actually look at and consider how we might assist in working with this material for our clients and ourselves. This three-hour workshop is therefore designed to give practitioners, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists and other mental healthcare professionals, insight and the beginnings of the language that they might use when working with clients and others with these sorts of issues.

This workshop will cover first of all a presentation for an hour around issues of difference, diversity, privilege and otherness, all through an intersectional lens, before encouraging ourselves to look at our own issues of privilege and otherness through the language of dreams, creativity and drawing, and also helping us to look at our own experience of privilege and otherness.

About the speaker

Dr Dwight Turner is Senior Lecturer within the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton, lecturing on their PG Dip and MSc courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a PhD Supervisor at their Doctoral College, a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice.

His latest book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy was released in February 2021 and is published by Routledge. An activist, writer and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality in counselling and psychotherapy,

Dr Turner can be contacted via his website and can be followed on Twitter at @dturner300.

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Hosted by Gloucestershire Counselling Service

GCS specialises in providing counselling and training counsellors to professional standards. Dr Anna Preston is a clinical psychologist who is currently the lead psychologist for the NHS acute psychiatric services in Surrey.


Hosted by Gloucestershire Counselling Service

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