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CHAPTER MEETING: POWER AND PRIVILEGE IN THE CLINICAL RELATIONSHIP
May 5, 2019 @ 8:45 am - 11:00 am
Educational Goals: The ways in which social dynamics are implicated in the therapeutic dyad have been an area of increased inquiry. This presentation will address issues of social power and privilege as they impact the dynamics of the clinical relationship. Transference and counter-transference implications will be explored, alongside technical considerations such as therapist self-disclosure.
- Recognize two kinds of social power and social privilege and their relevance to the clinical relationship.
- Identify three ways in which power and privilege influence the therapeutic dyad in various configurations.
- Identify two ways in which social dynamics may impact treatment and therapeutic decision-making in light of social considerations.
Presenter: Jyoti Rao, LMFT (#49137) is an Assistant Professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. At CIIS she teaches The Clinical Relationship, Multicultural Counseling, Psychodynamics, Psychopathology, and Trauma. In addition to her classroom teaching, she is the Intern Program Director at the Integral Counseling Center at Pierce Street and regularly conducts training there on topics such as “The Inner Life of The Therapist,” “Therapeutic Listening,” and “Holding and The Therapeutic Relationship. “She is also a Member-At-Large of the Board of Directors for the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society.
Her research interests include contemporary psychoanalytic theory and practice; applied psychoanalysis; psychoanalytic formulations of oppression and marginalization, especially among communities of color; the social unconscious; intergenerational transmission of trauma; clinical work with adult children of immigrants; as well as psychological dimensions of sacred musical traditions.
3:45- 4pm Registration
4pm– 6 pm
- Understanding social power and social privilege and their relevance to the clinical relationship.
- Looking at power and privilege and how it influences the therapeutic dyad in various configurations.
- Learning ways in which social dynamics may impact treatment and therapeutic decision-making in light of social considerations.
- Transference and counter-transference implications.
- Technical considerations including therapist self-disclosure.
CEs offered: 2 CEs for $10, general admission is free.
SF CAMFT is a CAMFT approved CEU provider (#62283). The above course meets the qualifications for two hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you may do so by paying $10 (cash or check) at the beginning of the workshop. To qualify for CE credit, you must arrive on time, sign in at the CE table, stay until the end of the program, sign out at the CE table, turn in the evaluation and pick up your certificate.
SFCAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs of any level of experience, in private practice, non-profit and hospital settings. SFCAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Contact: For any questions, concerns, special needs accommodations or grievances related to programming, please contact the Programming Chair, Rose Dito at (650) 692 – 4118.
NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION: The Jewish Community Center is located at 3200 California Street between Presidio Avenue and Walnut Street. The May 5th presentation will be in conference room 205.