Identity, Privilege, and Oppression in the Therapeutic Relationship: A workshop on cultural humility

One way to challenge and dismantle systematic oppression is to start with knowing, befriending, and ultimately challenging ourselves.  If we can do this within ourselves, we can begin the harder task of doing this with others, including the clients we work with.  Workshop participants are invited to challenge themselves, think with an open mind, and engage in brave internal and external dialogue.


In this interactive training participants will:

  • Reflect on their own identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Understand how identifying as a trauma survivor can lead to additional marginalization in society
  • Explore how these dynamics impact what happens in the therapeutic (or other helper) relationship
  • Discuss how to talk to clients about race and its impacts on the therapeutic relationship (or other helper) through individual reflection and small group discussion