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Couple and Family Therapy: Using Gender, Power, and Social Justice Perspectives

Presented by Manijeh Daneshpour, Ph.D, LMFT - 3 CE Hours

Workshop Description:
Discourses about gender dynamics, power and cultural differences, as well as issues related to relational justice and fairness are often not part of the couple and family therapy treatment even though they are all fundamental aspects of our everyday relationship. Thus, treatment that uses gender and power dynamics, as well as fairness and justice as active and tangible co-participants may lead to the discovery of much more acceptable solutions. Rather than seeing gender and power as incontrovertible truths, it is better to use the dynamic and constantly evolving structures as a way of maximizing a client’s range of relationally bound choices.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Explore the impact of gender, power and cultural context on couples and family relationships.
2. Examine the range of gender, power, and justice bound choices for couples and families.
3. Adapt systemic and social justice based clinical skills in working with couple and families.