Updating Your Approach
As the #MeToo era has heightened awareness of how unchallenged gender inequities can lead to hostile, abusive, and bullying behavior, it’s critical for therapists to truly understand the myriad ways that gender dynamics shape client groups, whether within families, couples, business teams, large organizations, or small therapy groups. In this workshop, learn the most effective approaches for helping group members handle the intersection of gender, power, privilege, shame, communication, and attraction. You’ll discover how to:
- Deepen your current understanding of gender issues and dynamics, and how they impact group functioning
- Implement new ways to address gender issues in individual, family, couples, and group therapy
- Use effective individual, dyadic, and group-as-a-whole strategies to empower clients in addressing gender dynamics in the workplace
- Better understand how your own gender attitudes and experiences of privilege can affect your work as a clinician
Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in cultural competency.
David Klow, LMFT, is the founder of Skylight Counseling Center in Chicago, and author of You Are Not Crazy: Letters from Your Therapist.