Dr. Laura Brown, a clinical psychologist in Seattle, has spent her career working with survivors of childhood trauma. A recipient of many awards for her work in trauma treatment and feminist therapy, she is the author of 11 books, including Feminist Psychotherapy, and dozens of articles and chapters. She founded the Fremont Community Therapy Project and is a therapist, trainer, consultant and supervisor.
In this framework, cultural competence does not consist of learning rules and algorithms about how to work with a particular group of people. It does require a therapist to own and analyze her or his own biases, and to accept the reality of bias as an aspect of being human. This definition does require therapists to understand and own their own experiences of privilege, and to work through guilt or shame about privilege so as not to bring those problematic emotions into the therapeutic exchange. Culturally competent therapists develop awareness of what they represent to their clients and what those clients represent to them in the context of intersectional identity.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Registration & Refreshments: 6:30pm
Program: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
UW School of Social Work, Room #305 A
4101 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Directions The School of Social Work is on the corner of 41st and 15th Avenue N.E. in the University District, directly across from the Meany Parking Garage.
Parking is readily available on the street, in the parking garage, or on street level parking lots.
Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the Clinical Evening Meeting, minus a $3.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.
Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 252 • Everett, WA 98206 • firstname.lastname@example.org