Couples and Family Therapy: Using Gender, Power, and Social Justice Perspectives "
Presented by Manijeh Daneshpour, Ph.D., LMFT
9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. |3 CEs | Level of Learning: All Levels
Discourses about gender dynamics, power and cultural differences, as well as issues related to relational justice and fairness are often not part of the couple and family therapy treatment even though they are all fundamental aspects of our everyday relationship. Thus, treatment that uses gender and power dynamics, as well as fairness and justice as active and tangible co-participants may lead to the discovery of much more acceptable solutions. Rather than seeing gender and power as incontrovertible truths, this course will demonstrate the dynamic and constantly evolving structures as a way of maximizing a client’s range of relationally bound choices.
Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will be able to:
- Identify the impact of gender, power and cultural context on couples and family relationships.
- Identify the range of gender, power, and justice bound choices for couples and families.
- List three systemic and social justice techniques based clinical skills in working with couple and families.
Manijeh Daneshpour, Ph.D., LMFT, is the system wide director and professor of marriage and family therapy at Alliant International University in California and a licensed marriage and family therapist with 20 years of academic, research, and clinical experience. Daneshpour’s main areas of research, publications, and presentations have been centered on issues of gender and power, multiculturalism, social justice, third wave feminism, and premarital and marital relationships.