Coming in From the Cold: Liberation Psychology for Counselors and Educators
Date: March 9 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: South Chapel - Lewis & Clark Graduate Campus
How might consciousness about oppression affect our understanding of individual psychological symptoms, social challenges, educational opportunities, and possibilities for social change?
This interactive workshop draws from the work of several theorists in the field of postcolonial studies, a discipline that critiques the legacies of colonization including contemporary forms of neoliberal capitalism and globalization.
Workshop participants will watch segments of video, engage in dialogue, and do critical reflective writing to explore state and corporate control of the self. We will also review and discuss key ideas from Ignacio Martín-Baró, Paulo Freire, Frantz Fanon, Albert Memmi, Kelly Oliver and Julia Kristeva.
Workshop objectives are to:
• Explore the history and context of psychic colonization and its implications
• Explore individualism as a dominant paradigm in American psychology contrasting this with the idea of an interdependent self
• Discuss and critique select postcolonial thinkers and the relevance of their ideas in the context of contemporary instances of social injustice
• Cultivate an awareness of how to move between personal suffering and collective trauma
Workshop Details & Registration
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2013
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Instructor: Deanne Bell, Ph.D.
Noncredit/CEU: $30 includes 3 CEUs; $15 students, or without CEUs
Online registration is now closed. You may register onsite.
About the Instructor
Deanne Bell, Ph.D. is a Jamaican liberation psychologist whose teaching, research and social activism interests focus on social emancipation. Her dissertation was entitled Ode to the Downpressor: A Psychological Portrait of Racism, Classism, and Denial in (Post)Colonial Jamaica.
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