This workshop will take Safe and Effective Use of Self as a starting point, mapping its full scope, from traditional countertransference to broader relevant issues of power and social location. Who we are and what we bring to our work is not always apparent to us; what we represent to our clients and what they represent to us is often even less evident. What’s conscious, what’s not, and how does it shape the work we do? What can we control and how do we do that? What do we do about the rest? How do we remain mindful of the dynamic psychological and social interactions that are at the core of therapeutic processes? Through a mix of presentation, discussion and reflexive exercise, participants will explore both the conceptual nuances and practical applications of SEUS and beyond.
Deena Mandell is Associate Professor in WLU’s Faculty of Social Work, teaching MSW and PhD students as well as training new field instructors. She initiated and coordinates a program to support students in the Faculty whose previous education was in a non-North American language or culture. In June 2014 she was awarded a Laurier Teaching Fellowship to fund production of a video on intercultural group work. Deena’s earlier research focused on families interacting with social systems; more recently she has focused on issues related to various aspects of professional education. She has published numerous journal articles and three books, one titled Revisiting the Use of Self: Questioning Professional Identities, which is used as a text in professional programs across the country, including medical schools. She has presented at academic and professional conferences in Canada and abroad and has done guest teaching in Malta, Ireland, Taiwan, Israel and China. Most of the invitations for international teaching have focused on issues related to use of self.
This event is free for OSP members. The non-member fee is $85.00 and includes HST and Breakfast. Register Early to reserve your space as group size is limited.
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