OPC 2016 Lecture Series: Diversity and the Changing Face of Canada

Working clinically within a multicultural and multiracial context

 This lecture is for clinicians and psychotherapists interested in learning principles and skills to engage clinically with factors such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, identities, (dis)ability, and spirituality in psychotherapy praxis. We believe that change can be made through direct interactions with supportive, creative and reflective practices that demonstrate a commitment to anti-oppression and SEUS (the safe and effective use of self). The degree of a therapist’s self-awareness and self-development in the areas of diversity and power is crucial to the successful outcome of the therapeutic relationship. 

At this upcoming OPC lecture we will be introduced to the concepts and applications of multicultural/multiracial awareness and values in the clinical office. We will explore the importance of:

The Changing Face of Canada:

  • We will examine where we are now as a country and what we can expect in the next 30 years.

Getting Ready

  • How best to prepare to work in such a vibrant but at times demanding environment  
  • We will take a closer look at the awareness, attitudes and values required to flourish in a multicultural, multiracial society 

Dr. Heather Lee Kilty, Adjunct Faculty with OPC, will also do a short presentation in honor of HUMAN RIGHTS DAY - Dec 10th, 2016
This is sure to be an informative session that will provide both the theoretical underpinnings of multicultural/multiracial and anti-oppression perspectives as well as, practical strategies for working with and applying the values of diversity in our clinical work through our own personal development and awareness.

Presenter:  Dr. Gina Valle, PhD., Diversity trainer, speaker, author
Dr. Gina Valle’s work in diversity is multi-faceted, as she delves into social issues of our day with compassion and dignity. Whether in the community, the school or the corporation, Gina looks for ways to ask critical questions of the society we live in. Her doctoral work in Teacher Education and Multicultural Studies is from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Gina’s work encourages people to think outside the box – and challenge the status quo whenever possible.

Date & Time:  December 10th, 2016 12:00 pm- 4:00 pm

*Please come a few minutes early to register

Location: Miles Nadal JCC , 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, Room: 318  

Cost: $90.00  

*Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for CEU purposes with the CRPO upon completing the workshop-lecture.

Please RSVP as seats are limited to amcgrath_6@symaptico.ca or by calling 416-920-9355. We hope to see you there!