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Intersectionality: race, class, immigration status and size

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Office of Carol Bloom

Office of Carol Bloom, 26 W. 9th Street, #8C

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Joanne N. Clark, LCSW

This course will be an exploration of the intersections of race, class, immigration and size. This module will pay special attention to countertransferential issues in therapy with clients who are ‘other’ e.g. of a different race, ethnicity, culture, class or size than the therapist.

Racism, xenophobia as it relates to immigrants (legal or undocumented), sizeism are oppressive subjects that are rarely acknowledged or discussed in our work with clients. Our clients do not want to talk about these subjects either because they are shameful, taboo and shame inducing. The clinician has to be prepared to be uncomfortable in these spaces and aware of the levels of privilege that they embody as they encounter their clients’ differences and intersectionality.

Offering a mix of theory and experiential exercises, clinicians will be guided in a safe space to explore issues of race, class, size and immigration.

Intersectionality or intersectional theory studies the overlapping or intersecting of social identities and their related systems of oppression, domination and discrimination.

Learning Objectives:

--Clinicians will understand intersectionality and how this complexity can play out in the therapy room;

--Clinicians will gain knowledge to address differences of race, class, immigration status and sizeism;

--Clinicians will gain an understanding and sensitivity of issues of size and sizeism to avoid stigmatizing clients.

Course will be offered over 4 sessions each 1½ hours.

Location: Office of Carol Bloom, 26 W. 9th Street, #8C New York, NY

Dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The New York State Education Department has approved this workshop for 6.0 contact hours (CEUs) for LCSWs, LMSWs and LCSWs. A certificate will be emailed upon request to those who complete an evaluation form and sign the attendance sheet at the end of the workshop.

The Women's Therapy Centre Institute Training Program is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0361 and licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0018.

Refund Policiy: 2 weeks prior to the workshop: 100% refund. After that date, no refunds unless the date and /or time of the workshop has been changed by the sponsor. If such a change is made, 100% refunds are available 3 days from date the learner is advised of the schedule change.

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