Dr Dwight Turner

Exploring Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy – Dr Dwight Turner

22 June 2024 1:00pm–4:00pm

We live in a challenging age with the death of George Floyd and subsequent marches across the world against racism, the struggles of the MeToo movement, the campaigns for equal rights for the LGBTQ community, and the rise of disability fearists.  Yet all these efforts towards equality in the face of varying types of oppression speak loudly of the voices of the others and their need to be heard and acknowledged. Within our trainings though, as counsellors and psychotherapists, issues of difference and diversity and privilege and otherness have been very slow in turning our considerable talents towards exploring and understanding the complexities of these overlapping issues.

This half day afternoon workshop will therefore draw on intersectional theory in order to help us understand how we each one of us hold aspects of privilege and otherness within our complex intersectional identities.  The session will begin with a presentation, followed by an experiential exercise within which we will explore this sort of material using a number of skills common to counselling and psychotherapy to hear the voices of the other.

Dr Dwight Turner is Course Leader on the Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy Course at the University of Brighton, a PhD Supervisor at their Doctoral College, a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice.  His publications include The Psychology of Supremacy (2023), and Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2021), which are both published by Routledge, together with several chapters in anthologies on aspects of counselling and psychotherapy, and over 50 academic papers on everything from intersectionality in psychotherapy, to dreamwork, to Afrocentric spirituality. 

A leading driver in Intersectional Psychotherapy, Dr Turner is an experienced conference speaker, including numerous keynote presentations.  Dr Turner has also run workshops for a wide variety of Universities, Charities, and private organisations on issues of race, difference and intersectionality in counselling and psychotherapy.  Dr Turner can be contacted via his website www.dwightturnercounselling.co.uk and can be followed on social media on LinkedIn, Threads, or on Twitter at @dturner300.

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