Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

Gender, Power, and Global Social Justice: The Healing Power of Psychotherapy

  • 05/21/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


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May 2021 ONLINE Presentation
including Q&A

Friday, May 21, 2021
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
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2 CEUs

Gender, Power, and Global Social Justice:
The Healing Power of Psychotherapy

Dr. Manijeh Daneshpour, LMFT

This presentation makes a serious attempt to cover issues related to gender, power, and global social justice. It includes a balanced perspective about men's and women's relational experiences within different cultures' ecological contexts. The current socio-political climate in the US and complex issues related to gender, power, and privilege have created a serious void in the psychotherapy field of dealing with men's and women's relational challenges. This presentation discusses why, as mental health professionals, we cannot stay neutral in the face of political movements that challenge our progress toward equality and are adversarial to the human vision that underlies psychotherapeutic principles.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine how the healing power of psychotherapy can be utilized to help explore gendered experiences within the global context.
  2. Identify how privileging client voices, promotes justice in gendered relationships and allows us to de-pathologize symptoms.
  3. Explore the impact of socio-political issues in therapeutic practice.

Manijeh Daneshpour, PhD, LMFT, is the systemwide, couple and family therapy director and distinguished professor of marriage and family therapy at Alliant International University in California. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist with more than two decades of academic, research, and clinical experience. She is from Iran and identifies herself as a third-wave feminist. Dr. Daneshpour main areas of research, publications, and presentations have been centered on issues of multiculturalism, social justice, postmodernism, third-wave feminism, and premarital and marital relationships

For more information, contact Di Wilson or Jenni Wilson.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Friday, May 21, 9:00-11:30 am
8:30-9:00: Check-In
11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

9:00: Meeting Begins
11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
11:00 Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

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$25 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$35 for Non-Members

2 CEUs Provided

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Registration CLOSES Thursday, May 20th at 10 pm.

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CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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