In light of the recent events, there is a greater need now than ever to examine power and bias within therapy as well as amplify a multitude of perspectives on healing outside of Western, Eurocentric theories and ideologies. One of the psychotherapists at Program for Torture Victims (PTV), Robin Chancer, LCSW is doing a special presentation (in 2 weeks!) entitled "Therapy and Justice: Unpacking Western Bias and Expanding Healing" on Monday, August 10 from 1 - 2:30pm on Zoom.
Register for the FREE event on https://bit.ly/ptvtherapyandjustice.
Since the professionalization of psychology began, it has been modeled on white, patriarchal, capitalist ideas of wellness. Therapists trained in the U.S. often lack exposure to non-Western theories and practices, and are unaware of their own biases. These shortcomings can create a therapeutic relationship which perpetuates harm even as it seeks to heal it. Please join us as we explore historical, institutional, and personal biases, and engage with each other through reflection and dialogue!
Robin Chancer, LCSW, is bilingual licensed psychotherapist with more than 10 years of experience. She has been working primarily with asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors for the last 7 years.