Workshop & Presentation Schedule
Thu22Jan2015American Addictions Centers, San Diego, CA
Fri23Jan201512:30 - 3:30 pmSan Diego State University
Fri23Jan20154:30 - 7:30 pmCenter for Community Engagement, San Diego, CA
Wed04Feb2015America Addictions Centers, Nashville, TN
- Conversations on Non-normativity with Dave Nylund!
- Evidenced Based Practice Meets Social Construction: Dialogic Practice, Parading as Empiricism
Mon18May2015Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil
Thu23Jul2015Fri24Jul2015Suncoast Center Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
Tue25Aug20151:00 - 4:00 pm University of Minnesota, 1404 Gortner Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55108
Instructor: Julie Tilsen, MA, LP, PhD
From sexually explicit TV shows and films, to violent video games and song lyrics, to commodification of youth as a market niche, popular media culture has established itself as a powerful influence. Often, the response to youth’s embrace of pop culture ranges from overly simplistic notions about teenage rebellion to reactions on the order of moral panic. In practice, therapists often think of discussions about pop culture only as a practice of “joining.” In this workshop, Theoretical and conversational resources from cultural studies methodologies will be presented that afford youth and therapists opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations about pop culture. The presentation will take a both/and look at pop culture, viewing it as a potential site for meaning making and identity construction as well as a source of reinforcement of limiting identity conclusions. Youth’s engagement with pop culture will be considered within the contexts of race, class, gender and sexuality. Cultural studies methodologies will be presented as therapeutic resources that afford opportunities to engage in productive conversations about pop culture with youth. Workshop participants will: 1)Reflect on and consider their relationships with pop culture, historically, in the present, and in the future, 2) Learn cultural studies methodologies that engage youth in therapeutic conversations about pop culture and that enhance media literacy including analysis of political economy, textual analysis, meaning making, and textual poaching, 3) Apply cultural studies methodologies to therapeutic conversations.
Mon21Sep2015Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Tue22Sep2015Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Tue20Oct2015Charing Cross, Sydney, Australia
Fri23Oct2015Uniting Communities, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
Queer young people often face unique relational and social challenges, with traditional understandings of gender, sexuality and identity often having marginalising effects on their lives and relationships. This workshop will examine professional and cultural discourses that influence our ideas about gender, sexuality and identity, and by linking conceptual resources with dialogical practice, Julie will help you put queer theory into therapeutic action. Narrative therapy and queer theory will be featured as praxis allies that invite you and your clients into a reflexive and generative relationship that instigates hope-full resistance to prevailing cultural discourses.
Julie Tilsen, PhD, is a therapist and consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is the author of Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Transcending Homonormativity & Constructing Preferred Identities. Julie is the Director of Ethics and Practice for the International Center for Clinical Excellence, an Associate of the Taos Institute and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Association of Marriage & Family Therapy. Her work is featured in several counsellor training videos including: Queer Theory in Action: Theoretical Resources for Therapeutic Conversations; Feedback Informed Treatment; Therapy as Social Construction; and iYouth: Kids, Counselling, and Pop Culture (produced by Alexander Street Press); and: Therapeutic Conversations Beyond the Binary: Constructing Identities with Transgender Youth; and Beyond the Binary: Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth (produced by UPG Media for SAGE) .
Enquiries to Winny on (08) 8202 5272, or email: WinnyM@unitingcommunities.org
This workshop is being held and co-hosted by Uniting Communities
10 Pitt Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Download the flyer: Queer Young People WShop Flyer
Wed28Oct2015Riverview Room, Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Drive, St. Lucia, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Achieving Clinical Excellence: Becoming Feedback Informed in Human Service Practice
We all know that some workers form better alliances and achieve better outcomes than others—it’s why we read professional articles, seek supervision from gifted practitioners, and attend workshops facilitated by those whose work we admire. What is it that makes some of us better than the rest of us?
In this practice-based workshop, Julie will review the research and literature on therapy outcomes, highlighting what we now know the most effective helpers do—and how they do it. Participants will be introduced to Feedback Informed Treatment and the use of the Outcome Rating Scale and Session Rating Scale as engagement tools that further the therapeutic alliance and monitor outcomes.
Any human service worker including social workers, psychologists, mental health workers, youth workers, and family workers (etc.) will benefit from this workshop. Small group discussion, practice activities, review of outcome literature and research will be enhanced by viewing video of therapy sessions in which the measures are used to inform practice and center clients’ voices in the work. This is for people who want to focus on what works in therapy
- Learn the research foundations of psychotherapy outcomes, the therapeutic alliance, expert performance, and outcome monitoring;
- Describe the factors that contribute to successful treatment regardless of the treatment model used;
- Learn to use an evidence-based system of monitoring outcome and alliance through the use of feedback in order to improve effectiveness;
- Identify strategies for engaging in deliberate practice in order to improve their clinical expertise.
- Identify specific areas for improvement of clinical effectiveness.
Thu29Oct2015Riverview Room, Emmanuel College, Sir William MacGregor Drive, St. Lucia, Brisbane, QLD Australia
Facilitating Collaborative Conversations about Gender & Sexuality
People who live outside of normative gender and sexual identities often face unique relational and social challenges. Traditional understandings of gender, sexuality, identity, and family put lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people under a normative gaze. This gaze often pushes their unique ways of constructing identity to the margins, thus compromising them in their relational worlds.
Clinical practices informed by conventional psychological theories can lead to hope-less, help-less conversations that fail to bring forward LGBTQ peoples’ courageous-creative acts of resistance to heteronormativity and homonormativity. Without recognition of what these acts of resistance do, helpers run the risk of unwittingly participating in these limiting discourses.
This experiential workshop will examine professional and cultural discourses that influence our ideas about gender, sexuality, and identity. By linking conceptual resources with the craft of question-asking, Julie will help you put queer theory into therapeutic action. Collaborative practices and queer theory will be featured as praxis allies that invite you and your clients into a reflective and generative relationship with ideas that instigate hopeful resistance to prevailing cultural discourses.
This workshop will:
- Examine the relational and societal challenges faced by LGBTQ people and their families.
- Review terms and concepts related to sexual and gender identity.
- Explore participants’ beliefs, attitudes, and understandings about gender, sexuality, identity, and family, and consider the clinical implications of these.
- Discuss intersectionality of gender and sexuality with other identity markers and consider the practice implications of these.
- Introduce conceptual and conversational resources from queer theory for respectful and inclusive practice with LGBTQ people
Thu03Dec2015Wilder Foundation, Saint Paul, MN
Let's Start a Conversation
Believe me—I can talk a lot of dense theory and carry on about a lot of big effing ideas— but that’s not what you’re here for, and this isn’t about me, it’s about you and your life. It’s my job to *get* you and respond to you on your terms, in your terms.
I begin every relationship with potential clients with a brief phone call (there’s no fee or obligation).