Ethics through an Anti-Oppression Lens




Ethics are one of the most important components of therapy. It is a compass that guides the relationship and allows for healing and growth to occur. Understanding and applying an anti-oppressive approach to the work we do is imperative to working ethically. This training will go beyond the basics and the ethical codes into power structures, privilege imbalance in the therapeutic relationship, and look at how to apply an understanding of how structural, interpersonal, and internal oppressions occur and affect clients.

The Minority Stress Model gives a basis for understanding the how and why marginalized communities have higher rates of mental health concerns and lower access to services. A therapists implicit and/or explicit biases and lack of cultural humility should not be one of the barriers to receiving care. Yet training for therapists to explore how to work through an anti-oppression lens is lacking.

Using the tenets of cultural humility and models of social justice and anti-oppression work, participants will learn to identify their intersecting areas of agent/privilege status, identify oppression and bias patterns throughout multiple systems of relationship, have concrete ways to integrate  cultural humility into their work, and gain deeper understanding of the ethical implications of confidentiality, mandated reporting, and major ethical issues as they pertain to marginalized communities.


Continuing Education (CE) Information


6 CEs

6 Law and Ethics CEs

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