Hybrid (live and web) educational workshop on Narrative Therapy Practices & Feminisms: Unsettling structures of domination

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With the members of the Teaching Faculty of Dulwich Centre (Australia), honorary clinical fellows of the Master in Narrative Therapy of the University of Melbourne

  • Kassandra Pedersen (psychologist)
  • Poh Lin Lee (social worker)

Open – free event
– Friday, October 21 – 19.00 – 21.30 (Athens Greece Time) (18:00 – 20:30 CET)

Online by connecting to the link that will be sent to those interested. Please, fill out this form in order to provide you with the link. The link will be sent to you via mail on Thursday, 20 October.

https://forms.gle/ovzDunckbv7SpKfr9

Educational Seminar
– Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 15.00 – 22.00 (Athens Greece Time) (14:00 – 21:00 CET)
– Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 15.00 – 21.00 (Athens Greece Time) (14:00 – 20:00 CET)

Biennestar Psychotherapeutic Centre
181 Vasilissis Olgas str, Thessaloniki, Greece

YOU CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE SEMINAR ONLINE .

Language:
– English (with consecutive Greek translation) for the open event
– English for the seminar

Information:
[email protected]
Tel. +30- 6977-186936, Anna Miliou, secretary of INT- Greece
Tel. +30- 6955-103581, Adam Charvatis, scientific coordinator of INT- Greece

See below:

A. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN EVENT & SEMINAR

B. INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESENTERS/TEACHERS

C1. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

  1.     Time – Place
  2.     Fees – Payment of the seminar

C2. How to connect 

  1.     For the open event
  2.     For the seminar

C3. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  general

  1.     Certification – extra support

 

Α. INFORMATION ABOUT THE OPEN EVENT AND THE SEMINAR 

Kassandra and Poh have a long-standing relationship of friendship, partnership, exchanges, co-research and mutual support and have generated bodies of co-produced knowledge for a number of different contexts. It is with great pleasure that Poh and Kassandra are coming together for the first time as co-facilitators of this workshop Narrative Practices & Feminisms: Unsettling structures of domination, a theme that is close to both their hearts and immensely shaping of the ways in which they choose to come to practice.

  • Open -free of charge- Friday event:

Join Poh and Kassandra for this open public event,  where they will share and discuss specific ways of coming to practice on account of the exchanges between Feminisms and Narrative Practices. This will include themes of: our multi-storied bodies; refusing to adhere to linear narratives and generating different types of movements in conversational exchanges. Why we might come to the practice in these ways will open space to make visible the shared ground between Narrative Practices and Feminisms – anti-oppressive practices that can unsettle structures of domination from vast overarching forms all the way through into the nuance of a single question.

  • Saturday & Sunday seminar

Kassandra and Poh invite you to join this hybrid -online and in person- gathering to co-research together the ways feminisms and narrative practice have been and continue to be in relationship with one another. In what ways they seek to contribute, call into question and remind one another through our daily practices and exchanges. What can emerge in our conversations from being in relationship with their collective knowledges and solidarity.

Throughout the workshop there will be a combination of experiential exercises, transcripts and stories of practice. In this workshop we will be extending a special invitation to engage, witness and be a part of a Feminist and Narrative Practice informed sharing of lived experience, that will focus on the person at the centre leading the unpacking of their experience.

  • Suggested resources:

https://dulwichcentre.com.au/feminisms-project/

http://www.narrativeapproaches.com/feminism-therapy-and-narrative-ideas-exploring-some-not-so-commonly-asked-questions/

B. INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESENTERS/TEACHERS

Kassandra Pedersen

Kassandra was born in Denmark, to her Danish father and her Greek immigrant mother, and now lives in Greece. Kassandra’s family and cultural values fostered a passion early in life  for constantly learning alongside allies and partnerships to unpack what is taken for granted or what is taught that is ‘truth’ within the context of Western societies ongoing neoliberal, patriarchal and colonial projects.

Kassandra is a psychologist and a private practitioner in a range of roles including narrative therapy, creative group work, supervision, whilst she is regularly tutoring, teaching and offering workshops across therapeutic and academic fields. She has many years of experience working in both public and independent settings.

She values and enjoys exploring and stretching narrative therapy in teaching and in her practice. In recent years Kassandra has worked alongside individuals, couples, children, and families in the areas of trauma, grief, effects of gendered violence and abuse, parenting, addictions, mental health concerns, relationship matters, and anorexia/bulimia to which she works from an insider perspective. Kassandra’s practice is informed and held accountable by the values and ethics of intersectional feminism and social justice frameworks which consider the contexts of people’s lives and honour people’s unique meaning making, capacities and skills in living.

She also enjoys using narrative ideas in group settings; this has included groups for parents of children with autism, groups of women living with the effects of violence and abuse, groups of employees in organizations affected by the economic crisis in Greece, groups for adults affected by concerns about anxiety or depression including the use of music therapy methodologies, groups for children with a focus on child-centered, family, and community-focused approaches to help alleviate hardship.

Kassandra has considerable experience supervising other practitioners in narrative therapy. She finds it a privilege to walk alongside those who are also working in this field in whatever capacity-to bear witness to their creative resistances to organizational oppression, managerialism, and neoliberal structures.

Kassandra is an honorary clinical fellow of the School of Social Work, University of Melbourne and she is currently tutoring on the Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work run by the University of Melbourne in Collaboration with Dulwich Centre. She is also on the teaching faculty of Dulwich Centre. In addition to teaching with Dulwich Centre on international courses (Ukraine, Turkey), Kassandra is the key faculty member of The Institute of Narrative Therapy (GR).

As well as enjoying these realms of Narrative Practice, Kassandra is a former professional cellist and enjoys traveling, swimming, and discovering new food experiences.

Poh Lin Lee

Poh is a Chinese Malaysian Australian woman who comes to the practice through multiple experiences and relationships as a narrative therapy practitioner, social worker, co-researcher of trauma/displacement, writer, teacher, film protagonist and creative consultant.

Since 2004 Poh has been engaged in therapeutic co-research with people and communities responding to themes of experience such as family and state violence, displacement (from rights, land, home, body, identity, relationships), liminality and reclaiming practices of staying with experience and preference. Creative and therapeutic fields intersected for Poh whilst working with people seeking asylum within a film project with director Gabrielle Brady, Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018).

Poh is currently on the teaching faculty of Dulwich Centre; the teaching faculty & Board of Re-authoring Teaching; honorary clinical fellow of the School of Social Work, University of Melbourne and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Latin American Journal of Clinical Social Work. Poh is a sessional facilitator for KHM Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Germany; Dokomotive Collective Cologne, Germany; VCA Film and Television, Australia; Attagirl for female and non-binary filmmakers; DocX Archive Lab Duke University, North Carolina and The Flaherty, New York, USA.

C1. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

1. Time – Place

  • Open – free event

Friday, October 21 – 19.00 – 21.30 (Athens Greece Time) (18:00 – 20:30 CET)

Online by connecting to the link that will be sent to those interested. Please, fill out this form in order to provide you with the link. The link will be sent to you via mail on Thursday, 20 October.

https://forms.gle/ovzDunckbv7SpKfr9

  • Educational Seminar   

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 15.00 – 22.00 (Athens Greece Time) (14:00 – 21:00 CET)

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 15.00 – 21.00 (Athens Greece Time) (14:00 – 20:00 CET)

Biennestar Psychotherapeutic Centre

181 Vasilissis Olgas str, Thessaloniki, Greece

(near Martiou str) 

YOU CAN ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE SEMINAR ONLINE .

 

2. Fees – Payment of the seminar

– Until Thursday 6th of October: 160 €   

– After Thursday 6th of October: 180 € 

You can pay via PayPal using the email [email protected].

Or you can deposit the respective registration fee to the IBAN GR54 0172 2280 0052 2806 9522 814 in Piraeus Bank (Greece)[Owner of the bank account is Institute for Narrative Therapy (Greece)]

Your place is reserved once you have paid.
After registering, please send an email to [email protected] with:

  • a screenshot of the confirmation of your payment
  • your full name, profession, place of living, and a phone number just in case of urgent communication.

Once we receive your e-mail we will reply confirming your attendance at the online workshop.

C2. How to connect

  •  Open event
  1. Please, fill out this form in order to provide you with the link. The link will be sent to you via mail on Thursday, 20 October.https://forms.gle/ovzDunckbv7SpKfr9
  2. Please connect 15 minutes in advance to make sure everything is working properly with your connection.
  •  Seminar (in case you participate online)
  1. After paying for the seminar,  send us an e-mail (at [email protected]), informing us of your registration.
  2. The day before the event, we send you the link, which will allow you to connect with us through the ZOOM platform.
  3. Please connect 15 minutes in advance to make sure everything is working properly with your connection.

C3. ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION  general

  1.     Certification – extra support

All participants will be given a CERTIFICATE.

Σύντομη περιγραφή

Κασσανδρα Πήτερσεν

Ψυχολόγος, Διδάσκουσα στο διεθνές Masters Αφηγηματικής Θεραπείας και Κοινοτικής Πρακτικής του Πανεπιστημίου της Μελβούρνης (Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, University of Melbourne), MSc Αφηγηματική Ψυχοθεραπεύτρια. Επίτιμος Κλινικός Συνεργάτης της Σχολής Κοινωνικής Εργασίας του Πανεπιστημίου της Μελβούρνης

Παρέχει υπηρεσίες ψυχοθεραπείας σε ενήλικες, οικογένειες και ομάδες, εποπτεία & εκπαίδευση σε επαγγελματίες ψυχικής υγείας & κοινοτικής πρακτικής.

Διενεργεί σεμινάρια & διαλέξεις σε ένα ευρύ φάσμα ενδιαφερόντων του τομέα ψυχικής υγείας.

Ψυχολόγος, Διδάσκουσα στο διεθνές Masters Αφηγηματικής Θεραπείας και Κοινοτικής Πρακτικής του Πανεπιστημίου της Μελβούρνης (Masters of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, University of Melbourne), MSc Αφηγηματική Ψυχοθεραπεύτρια. Επίτιμος Κλινικός Συνεργάτης της Σχολής Κοινωνικής Εργασίας του Πανεπιστημίου της Μελβούρνης

Παρέχει υπηρεσίες ψυχοθεραπείας σε ενήλικες, οικογένειες και ομάδες, εποπτεία & εκπαίδευση σε επαγγελματίες ψυχικής υγείας & κοινοτικής πρακτικής.

Διενεργεί σεμινάρια & διαλέξεις σε ένα ευρύ φάσμα ενδιαφερόντων του τομέα ψυχικής υγείας.

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