Dr. Dhillon-Stevens

Live Webinar:
Anti-Oppressive Practice in Psychological Therapies
Date to be confirmed
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Webinar Aims:

For participants to address issues of difference, discrimination and oppression within an ethical framework. The course lays the foundations of a knowledge base in this subject and prepares participants to engage with the theory and practice dilemmas they may face as professionals. The course focuses on the intentional use of the therapeutic relationship through dialogue.

Webinar Objectives:
Participants will examine personal and professional values and beliefs in relation to issues of difference, discrimination and oppression.
  • To provide an understanding of equal opportunities, Anti-racist and Anti- discriminatory practice and Anti-oppressive practice which are essential for practitioners.
  • To critically reflect on the literature in this area and consider the Multiple Oppression Model (Dhillon-Stevens, 1979,2004) as a way of working with the complexity, multi-dimensional and inter-locking nature of oppressions.
  • To explore the difference between 'race', culture and ethnicity and how these issues impact on the therapeutic relationship.
  • To consider the contextual issues of ‘race’, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, class, religion and language and how these issues affect and impact on the relationship between therapist and client.
  • To examine the role of self-disclosure in working with issues of oppression and how these can hinder or enhance the therapeutic relationship.
  • To practice how to work with such issues in a relational manner
  • To Explore how to work with ruptures in this area.
Who is the Webinar for:
The Webinar is for professionals focusing on the intentional use of the therapeutic relationship in working with issues of AOP : Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Counselling Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals.

Webinar Host:
Dr. Harbrinder Dhillon-Stevens is a BPS Registered Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, UKCP Registered Integrative Psychotherapist (Adults), UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapist and HCPC Registered Child Art Psychotherapist.

She has a Doctorate in Psychotherapy; B.A. (Hons) in Politics; Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (C.Q.S.W.) and was Senior Lecturer on the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Social Work at South Bank University for twelve years focusing on child care and child protection. She was also Senior Lecturer & Director of Studies in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton for 10 years.

She was a Primary Tutor at the Metanoia Institute for 23 years on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych) and resigned from this position in 2019. Since then she has worked as a Visiting Lecturer on the MSc Integrative Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute. Harbrinder has also been the Programme Leader of the MSc in Child Psychotherapy, validated by London South Bank University, at the Metanoia Institute.

Currently Harbrinder runs a private practice in Berkshire and undertakes training, research, supervision and therapeutic work with children, young people, adults & families. She is an expert witness in working with children and families in assessment and therapeutic treatment.Her research interests are in Anti-Oppressive Practice, Trauma and Child Development.

The Ascot Clinic, Psychological Services. Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychiatry & Counselling. Ascot Berkshire
Index House, St. Georges Lane, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7ET UK