Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Queer Theory in Action
Julie Tilsen, Ph.D., Youth Studies Program of the University of Minnesota, Director of Ethics and Practice at the International Center for Clinical Excellence
- Feminism & Family Studies
About the Session
This practice-based workshop focuses on cultivating a relationally responsive approach to work with queer youth and their families.
Linking conceptual resources with the craft of question-asking, Julie will help you put queer theory into therapeutic action to bring forward and honor queer youth's preferred identities. Narrative therapy and queer theory will be featured as praxis allies that invite you and your clients into a reflexive and generative relationship with ideas that instigate hopeful resistance to prevailing cultural discourses.
(1) Participants will identify how their own beliefs and understandings about gender, sexuality, and identity impact their practice. (2) Participants will learn conversational practices informed by queer theory for a respectful, inclusive, and intersectional practice with queer youth and their families.