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Wed, 05 May

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Online Event

Queering the Conversation – Dialogue between Sam and Jessie (1 of 4)

This series of weekly conversations aims for informal, intimate and honest dialogues between LGBTQI+ folks working within the helping professions, with an emphasis on queerness and creativity. Each Wednesday in May 2021 at 6:30pm (GMT) you can access an hour conversation followed by half-hour Q&A

 Queering the Conversation – Dialogue between Sam and Jessie (1 of 4)
 Queering the Conversation – Dialogue between Sam and Jessie (1 of 4)

Time & Location

05 May 2021, 18:30 – 20:00

Online Event

About the event

We are excited to invite you to 'Queering the Conversation – Dialogue between Sam and Jessie (1 of 4)'

When:

Wednesday 5th May 2021 at 6:30-8pm (UK Time)

Where:

This is an Online conversation taking place over Zoom. The link will be sent to participants prior to the event.

Price:

Central Dramatherapy Alumni Network (CDthAN) CPD events are usually priced around £20-£25 (£15 for concessions), however, we understand that these times can be difficult and the pandemic has impacted us all differently, it is therefore ticketed as donation. If you feel unable to pay the usual price you can donate what you feel you can afford. We recommend a minimum donation of £5. Please give generously as the entire amount received will be donated to Gendered Intelligence, a UK registered charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life (www.genderedintelligence.co.uk).

What:

This series of weekly conversations aims for informal, intimate and honest dialogues between LGBTQI+ folks working within the helping professions, with an emphasis on queernessand creativity.

Each Wednesday during May 2021 at 6:30pm (GMT) you can access an hour conversation followed by half-hour Q&A.

Why:

Many of us, while training as therapists, experienced a lack of coverage on LGBTQI+ issues. That is why CDthAN has put together this series of conversations. To create a safe enough space to explore themes related to queerness. This can be useful for current trainees as well as qualified practitioners.

Symbolically, we call for the archetype of the trickster to open up spaces where we can be at the crossroads. Rebelling against the too-fixed and too-narrow heteronormative of binaries, the trickster is a boundary-crosser (and maybe cross-dresser too!), being our guide for these evenings.

Please bring to the space your art materials as, instead of focussing entirely on the screen, you may want to free your creativity with some doodles while listening!

Plan:

Sesame dramatherapist Samuele Russo (Sam - he/they) will be in conversation with the following:

5th May: Art Psychotherapist Jessie Holder (they/them)

12th May: Attachment-based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Gareth Prosser (he/him)

19th May: Director of Youth and Communities Services at Gendered Intelligence Finn Greig (he/him)

26th May: Integrative Counsellor Delphine Bruch (she/they)

Who:

By clicking below, you are booking the conversation on 5thMay between Sam and Jessie only, please visit the CDthAN events page to view other conversations and contact centralalumnidmt@gmail.com to book your place!

Themes of the conversation may touch on: queerness and creativity, trans and non-binary, dis/ability / Disability, body and oppression ……

Jessie Holder is a queer, nonbinary and genderqueer Art Therapist. Jessie’s pronouns are they. They are an HCPC registered Arts Psychotherapist, and they trained at the Institute for the Arts in Therapy and Education, working therapeutically with multi arts forms including visual art, drama, music, and poetry. Their therapeutic approach is fundamentally integrative - drawing together multiple strands of therapeutic thought, and integrating the multiple facets, identities and experiences of the clients they work with. Jessie works for the trans counselling service at Spectra CIC and for Lifecraft, a user-led charity supporting those with severe and enduring mental illness, as well as in private practice in Cambridge. They have both personal and professional experience of working with neurodiversity and chronic pain. More info can be found at: jessieholder.wixsite.com/mysite

Samuele Russo is a cisgender man who identifies with the umbrella term ‘queer’. Sam’s pronouns are he/they. He is a registered HCPC & BADth Drama and Movement Therapist and a trainee supervisor. Sam’s approach is deeply influenced by Jungian psychology. His core training in the Sesame approach to Dramatherapy is grounded in soul-making – analytical/archetypal psychological prospective. Sam offers Creative Psychotherapy in his private practice in Hackney, London as well as working as Project Lead for the Youth LGBTQI+ Counselling Service at Spectra CIC. Particular focus of his work is given to the trans community and the exploration of gender diversity. More info can be found at: www.samuelerusso.com..

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