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The Social Context Series - “Intersectionality and Privilege”

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Introducing the Social Context Series.

Here at The Academy: SPACE we have always believed that an understanding of the social context is fundamental to the work that we do as listening helpers or counsellors. As we strive to understand our own relationship to power, discrimination and oppression, strong emotions can surface. We recognise that the process of raising our own awareness about these issues is a challenging one, for we can belong both to oppressed groups and privileged groups at the same time.

These are difficult times for many in our society, and as counsellors we are also prey to systems that we may feel are exploitative or oppressive. Counsellors are once again asking the question: Is it possible for counselling to be a politically neutral activity?

For this reason, we plan to run a series of events under the banner, “The Social Context Series”, which can be attended as stand alone CPD, or hopefully contributing to a Certificate course that is currently in development (further information to follow).

These sessions will generally run for 2 hours on an evening and, in line with our policy of offering low-cost CPD, will be priced at £20. As the series develops we may offer longer workshops and invite speakers from further afield, which will affect the price.

We hope that you will join us, in what we imagine will be an interesting and challenging process of learning.

We are excited to offer the first talk in our Social Context series:

“Intersectionality and Privilege” - Polly Singer

Privilege is about the rights, immunities and advantages granted to particular people (or groups) based on characteristics such as class, race and gender. Intersectionality involves understanding the interconnected nature of social categorisations such as race, gender and class as they apply to a given individual or group and how these overlap to create interdependent systems of discrimination and disadvantage.

This interactive workshop provides an opportunity to engage with issues of intersectionality and privilege and to consider what intersectionality looks like ‘in practice’ within counselling contexts. It will consider intersectionality as a lens through which we as counsellors can gain a deeper understanding of ‘where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects’ (Kimberlé Crenshaw).

Polly Singer is a qualified Integrative Counsellor (Dip. Couns) and former student of The Academy: SPACE. She runs Crossgate Counselling and Training (www.crossgatecounsellingsheffield.co.uk) which offers training courses in subjects such as mental health, wellbeing and bereavement within Corporate and Further Education settings. Polly has a private counselling practice based in Nether Edge, Sheffield. She is a counsellor, supervisor and Accredited Trainer for Cruse Bereavement Care. She is also an accredited Pregnancy and Infant Loss Counselling Professional (Foundation for Infant Loss Training).


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