PRACTICES OF SOLIDARITY SESSIONS

Date

20 Apr 2023
Expired!

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Cost

£50.00

Session 1 Date:15/03/2023. 

Justice-doing as an ethical stance for therapy & community work
This work is informed by a spirit of solidarity and direct-action activism. Vikki will illuminate her stance on Justice Doing as a frame for community work and therapy. This work is informed by an intention for de-colonizing and justice-doing practice. Vikki will consider the intersections, tensions and affinities between community work practice and social justice activism while working in contexts of oppression and suffering, and weave our collective resistance to oppression and structural abandonment together with social movements.

Session 2 Date: 20/04/2023.

Resisting Burnout & Vicarious Trauma & the Zone of Fabulousness
Vikki will differentiate Vicarious Trauma & Burnout from the spiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we are unable to provide dignity and social justice with the people we want to be useful to. We’ll explore our relationship to a believed-in hope, and resisting patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We will also consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that holds clients at the centre, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizing ourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient…and that’s going to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness…Where we resist enmeshment and disconnection, and hold connection, collective ethics and the person at the centre of our work.

It will be useful to review these resources:

Session1:

  1. Reynolds, V. Riel Dupuis-Rossi, R & Heath, T. (2021).Inspiring Believed-in-Hope as an Ethical Position: Vicarious Resistance & Justice-Doing. Journal of Contemporary Narrative Therapy, 2021, Release 1, p. 2-18.  https://www.journalcnt.com/uploads/9/4/4/5/94454805/may_release.pdf 
  2. (video) Resisting Burnout & The Zone of fabulousness, Part 2 – https://vimeo.com/277787618#at=0 
  3. Reynolds, V. (2019).  The Zone of Fabulousness: Resisting vicarious trauma with connection, collective care and justice-doing in ways that centre the people we work alongside. Context. August 2019, Association for Family and Systemic Therapy, UK, 36-39. 
  4. Reynolds, V. (2011). Resisting burnout with justice-doing. The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. (4) 27-45. https://vikkireynolds.ca/writings/

Session2:

  1. Reynolds, V. Riel Dupuis-Rossi, R & Heath, T. (2021).Inspiring Believed-in-Hope as an Ethical Position: Vicarious Resistance & Justice-Doing. Journal of Contemporary Narrative Therapy, 2021, Release 1, p. 2-18.  https://www.journalcnt.com/uploads/9/4/4/5/94454805/may_release.pdf 
  2. (video) Resisting Burnout & The Zone of fabulousness, Part 2 – https://vimeo.com/277787618#at=0
  3. Reynolds, V. (2019).  The Zone of Fabulousness: Resisting vicarious trauma with connection, collective care and justice-doing in ways that centre the people we work alongside. Context. August 2019, Association for Family and Systemic Therapy, UK, 36-39.
  4. Reynolds, V. (2011). Resisting burnout with justice-doing. The International Journal of Narrative Therapy and Community Work. (4) 27-45. https://vikkireynolds.ca/writings/

Location

IFT Zoom
Zoom - details are issued separately by email.

Speaker

  • 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: www.vikkireynolds.ca

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