Workshop & Presentation Schedule

  • Thu
    22
    Jan
    2015
    American Addictions Centers, San Diego, CA
  • Fri
    23
    Jan
    2015
    12:30 - 3:30 pmSan Diego State University

    CONTACT gmonk@mail.sdsu.edu

  • Fri
    23
    Jan
    2015
    4:30 - 7:30 pmCenter for Community Engagement, San Diego, CA

    CONTACT gmonk@mail.sdsu.edu

  • Sat
    24
    Jan
    2015
  • Wed
    04
    Feb
    2015
    America Addictions Centers, Nashville, TN
  • Wed
    29
    Apr
    2015
    Sat
    02
    May
    2015
    Vancouver, BC

    http://therapeuticconversations.com/tc12-conference/
    Workshops:

    • Conversations on Non-normativity with Dave Nylund!
    • Evidenced Based Practice Meets Social Construction: Dialogic Practice, Parading as Empiricism
  • Mon
    18
    May
    2015
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, SC, Brazil

    CONTACT:  murilomoscheta@me.com

  • Wed
    20
    May
    2015
    Fri
    22
    May
    2015
    State University of Maringa, Maringa, PR, Brazil

    http://cipsi.vwi.com.br/

    CONTACT: murilomoscheta@me.com,

    Workshop: Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth
    Panel: Sexuality, Gender & Identity

  • Thu
    23
    Jul
    2015
    Fri
    24
    Jul
    2015
    Suncoast Center Inc., St. Petersburg, FL
  • Wed
    12
    Aug
    2015
  • Tue
    25
    Aug
    2015
    1:00 - 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.

    3 CEUs

    http://sswce.umn.edu/ceus-on-a-stick-2015/

  • Fri
    18
    Sep
    2015
  • Mon
    21
    Sep
    2015
  • Tue
    22
    Sep
    2015
  • Tue
    20
    Oct
    2015
    Charing Cross, Sydney, Australia

    CONTACT: david@charingcrossnarrativetherapy.com

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2015
    Uniting Communities, 10 Pitt Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia

    CONTACT: chrisd@unitingcommunities.org

    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

    Julie Tilsen is also offering workshops in Brisbane and Sydney on this same trip.

    Download the flyer: Queer Young People WShop Flyer

    http://dulwichcentre.com.au/training-in-narrative-therapy/

  • Mon
    26
    Oct
    2015
  • Wed
    28
    Oct
    2015
    Riverview 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

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    Participants will:

    1. Learn the research foundations of psychotherapy outcomes, the therapeutic alliance, expert performance, and outcome monitoring;
    2. Describe the factors that contribute to successful treatment regardless of the treatment model used;
    3. Learn to use an evidence-based system of monitoring outcome and alliance through the use of feedback in order to improve effectiveness;
    4. Identify strategies for engaging in deliberate practice in order to improve their clinical expertise.
    5. Identify specific areas for improvement of clinical effectiveness.

    More information: http://www.uniqueoutcomes.com.au/2015/06/julie-tilsen-feedback-informed-practice-workshop-28-october-2015/

  • Thu
    29
    Oct
    2015
    Riverview 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:

    1. Examine the relational and societal challenges faced by LGBTQ people and their families.
    2. Review terms and concepts related to sexual and gender identity.
    3. Explore participants’ beliefs, attitudes, and understandings about gender, sexuality, identity, and family, and consider the clinical implications of these.
    4. Discuss intersectionality of gender and sexuality with other identity markers and consider the practice implications of these.
    5. Introduce conceptual and conversational resources from queer theory for respectful and inclusive practice with LGBTQ people

    More information: http://www.uniqueoutcomes.com.au/2015/06/julie-tilsen-gender-sexuality-workshop-29-october-2015/

  • Thu
    03
    Dec
    2015
    Wilder 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.

Check out the information on my website and give me a call for a free 15-minute phone consultation or to schedule if it feels like a good fit.