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Power Dynamics in the Facilitating Environment

Presenter: Melissa Dellens, MA

6 CEs

Recorded Webinar

Two rainbow heads on black background representing the coming together of community psychology and psychodynamic theory with regards to LGBTQIA+, consensually nonmonogamous, and kink communities

$150

Maximum Registration for the Live Event: 100

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Course Description

Abstract:

Community psychology emerged in reaction to clinical psychotherapy; with a fervent belief that if  mental health problems are related to the misuse of power at systemic and institutional levels then individual psychotherapy is not the answer. Community psychology believes interventions in a dyadic relationship do not begin to meet the greater unmet needs of the collective.  We will explore this assertion from a perspective of psychodynamically-informed psychotherapy. Winnicott theorized that the caregiver’s facilitating environment makes developmental processes possible. We will extend the facilitating environment beyond the caregiving relationship through each level of  Brofenbrenner’s ecological model and fold in Prilleltensky’s (2008) principles of power. By containing and exploring the deep conflicts between community and clinical psychology, we may begin to understand some of the unmet needs of LGBTQIA+, consensually non-monogamous, and kinky clients seeking mental health care.  When we bring together multiple theories in both fields, participants can take the best of what both have to offer. Together, we will explore how therapists can make a deeper sense of personal, organizational, and systemic power in a variety of clinical settings to create safer and more affirming environments. 

Learning Objectives:

After this course, participants will be able to:

  • List 3 conflicts between community psychology and clinical psychology that may inform why LGBTQIA+, consensually non monogamous, and kinky clients may be hesitant to seek out mental health treatment. 
  • Describe how the multiple levels of Brofenbrenner’s ecological model inform and expand a caregiver’s facilitating environment. 
  • Discuss how Prilleltensky conceptualizes the movement of power through multiple levels of community. 
  • Explain elements of organizational empowerment theory and identify conscious and unconscious power dynamics at play with their clients.
  • Identify two ways unconscious power has limited the liberation and well being of LGBTQIA+, CNM, and kinky clients. 
  • Apply at least one action to create an increasingly affirmative space for LGBTQIA+, CNM, and kinky clients in their care.

Melissa Dellens, M.A. is a genderfull person with curly hair, glasses, a pink top and a rainbow scarf.Melissa Dellens, MA is passionate about building strong, healthy communities both big and small. Melissa earned her Master of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles with an emphasis in Applied Community Psychology. She is trained in looking at large scale trauma from a community level lens and supporting recovery and healing from empowered and preventative approaches. Melissa has worked with The Road Om, a body positive, trauma informed yoga practice to envision a program that works to bridge some of the conflicts between Black communities and law enforcement

 


$150

Buy Now

Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $120 (Use coupon code: PowerNP120 at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $60 (Use coupon code: PowerPL60 at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

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Testimonials

I really loved the integration of clinical psychology with the emphasis on object relations and community psychology.

Excellent presentation.

I loved the reflections on how these concepts impact my practice.


Additional Information

Instruction Level

This course is meant for an intermediate to advanced audience.

Who should Attend

Psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists and social workers.

Format

Recorded webinar recorded in January 2022.

Completion Requirements

To get CE credit, you will need to take the post-test with at least 80% score to receive your certificate for the homestudy course.

Financial Support

The Affirmative Couch pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest

There is no reported conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Contact Information

For any inquiries related to subject matter, problem resolution, corrections, grievances, or anything else, please contact us.

Accommodations

The Affirmative Couch will work to accommodate reasonable accommodations requests. Requests can be emailed with “accommodation request” in the subject line. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 


Other Courses by Mellissa 

Text: “Spiritual Resilience with Christian LGBT Clients presented by Melissa Dellens, MA, AMFT, 3 CE course” with a rainbow cross depicting the intersection of Christian spirituality and LGBTQIA+ identity

 


Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 


$150

Buy Now

Licensed therapists who work in nonprofits price is $120 (Use coupon code: PowerNP120 at checkout)

Student/pre-licensed price is $60 (Use coupon code: PowerPL60 at checkout)

You can also get access to this course and all other courses with our memberships:

Annual Membership

 

Lifetime Membership


 

Course Outline

Module 1 Recorded Live Event
Unit 1 Recorded Live Event
Unit 2 Course Quiz
Affirmative Couch Training for Therapists