09 Oct 2024


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm






Session 1: A Supervision of Solidarity: An Ethics of Justice Doing in Supervision

A Supervision of Solidarity is informed by an ethics of Justice Doing & solidarity, encompassing: resisting settler colonialism, centering ethics, doing solidarity, addressing power, fostering collective sustainability, critically engaging with language, and structuring safety. Vikki will illuminate a possible ethical stance for Justice Doing and offer an invitation to consider the spirit of justice-doing in our work.


Session 2: Solidarity Approaches in Clinical Work: Solidarity Teams & Cultures of Critique

Co-Creating a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique. requires practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignityy. Cultures of accountability invite critique as a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision, Vikki will illustrate practice examples of “Living Supervision”, and creating “Solidarity Teams” to assist practitioners to work in alignment with our collective ethic


It will be useful to review these resources:

Session 1:

  1. Reynolds (2014) Centering ethics in therapeutic supervision: Fostering cultures of critique and structuring safetyThe International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. No. 1, 1-13.
  2. Reynolds, V. (2019)Setting an Intention for Decolonizing Practice and Justice-Doing: Social Justice Activism in Community Work and TherapyIn Collins, S. (Ed.) Embracing Cultural Responsivity and Social Justice: Re-Shaping Professional Identity in Counselling Psychology. Victoria, British Columbia: Counselling Concepts, p615-630.
  3. Reynolds, V. & polanco, m. (2012). An ethical stance for justice-doing in community work and therapyJournal of Systemic Therapies. 31(4) 18-33.
  4. Reynolds, V. (2010). A Supervision of Solidarity. Canadian Journal of Counselling44(3), 246-257.

Session 2:

  1. Reynolds, V. (2011). Supervision of solidarity practices: Solidarity teams and people-ing-the-room. Context. August 2011. Association for Family and Systemic Therapy, UK, 4-7.
  2. Reynolds, V. & Larcombe, A. (2016). Living Supervision in Practice: Structuring accountability with men therapists working alongside women and gender-variant persons with precarious lives, in I. McCarthy & G. Simon (Eds.), Systemic therapy as transformative practice. London: Everything is Connected Press, p125-138.
  3. Everett, B., MacFarlane D., Reynolds, V., & Anderson, H. (2013). Not on our backs: Supporting counsellors in navigating the ethics of multiple relationships within queer, Two Spirit, and/or trans communities. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 47(1), 14-28.


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  • Vikki Reynolds
    Vikki Reynolds
    PhD RCC

    Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with People with Lived/Living Experience and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally. Articles & speaks free at:

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