Queering Psychotherapy: Narrative Therapy Values in Action | Social Justice & Inclusion Track, Mental Health Institute
NOTE: This event is specifically for Washington State attendees who are part of the behavioral health workforce.
This session is part of the Social Justice & Inclusion track of the Mental Health Institute.
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
"Queering” as a verb: "unrestrained by existing ideas." This workshop will introduce participants to assumptions of Narrative Therapy (founders: David Epston, Michael White), followed by case examples demonstrating social justice practices in support of our clients’ preferred intersectional identities. Deconstructing systems of power will be highlighted (racism, heterosexism, classism), inviting us to turn an evaluative eye on dominant cultural discourses and their effects, rather than on our clients.
Contact hours will be available for participants who attend the entire session. The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620,WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.
Charley Lang, MA, LMFT
Charley Lang, LMFT, is co-founder of Narrative Counseling Center in Los Angeles. As director of the Psychology Concentration at Antioch University, his many courses include Queer Counseling & Narrative Practice, Madness in American History & Film and Shakespeare Deconstructed: Gender & Power Play. His 20+ years spent in the acting and directing professions continue to inform the creativity he brings to the field of psychotherapy. Always on the lookout for compelling new narratives, Lang produced and directed several acclaimed documentary films, including the HBO award-winning: Gay Cops: Pride Behind the Badge.