This workshop will bring alive Victoria’s recent article and thinking on inclusive theory and practice. ‘Historically counselling and psychotherapy and indeed transactional analysis has been influenced by western/northern hemisphere concepts and ideology. Thus, largely offering a White, individualistic, heteronormative, neurotypical, middle-class, and binary lens to theory, practice, and curriculums.
This article aims to offer a model to deconstruct and reconstruct, and begin to decolonise our theories and curriculums, thus facilitating the reconstruction of theories with an intersectional lens.’ This workshop will explore the ideas of deconstruction theory and thus the dismantling of social constructs, language, and meaning through a historical, social, cultural, and political lens.
A model will be offered to deconstruct and then reconstruct theory, aiming to invite representation of all Intersectional identities, thus accounting for power dynamics and furthering inclusive theory and practice.
Victoria Baskerville has been practicing as a Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer for over 20 years, based in multi-diverse East London. Five years ago, she founded TA East London Institute, which is housed in a community building in the heart of the urban community. Integral to every aspect of training is intersectionality, bringing counselling and psychotherapy into a social and political contexts. Victoria recently completed a two year UKCP research project on Inclusivity and Exclusivity in counselling and psychotherapy training, published in the new psychotherapist and Transactional Analyst. She is on the editorial team of the Transactional analysts and authors ‘Amplified Voices’ each quarter. She is interested in Queer theory and how Queer identities are challenging all forms of oppression. Victoria identifies as lesbian and Queer.
This workshop is tailored for trainers and supervisors across all fields, and who are planning and delivering the curriculum and facilitating the deconstruction process. The aim is that trainers and supervisors will have space to reflect on inclusive practice, accounting for representation and intersectional power dynamics.
This workshop will not be recorded.
The cost of this workshop is £15 members/£30.00 non-members.
Ticket sales will close on Wednesday 14th Feb at 12 noon.
The Zoom Link will be sent to all participants the day before the event.