Online – Body Politics

Sundays, June 6 & 13, 2021, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
As clinicians, we need to be prepared to help clients deconstruct how their bodies have been storied.
This includes raising awareness of, and challenging, the impact of societal and relational power dynamics. These dynamics impact not only our inner dialog, but the everyday realities of our lives.
This course explores how we evaluate our bodies through the lens of “unidentified others,” as well as the lived experience and consequences of looks privilege and discrimination.
Participants will consider liberation-based counseling practices to counter the objectification, commodification, power and gendering of bodies in late capitalist societies.
The focus of this course is to raise awareness of body politics in the clinical practice and creating opportunities for change through individual and relational wellbeing.
This course is part of our Eating Disorders Certificate Program.
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This course is offered for both Graduate Continuing Education Credit and Degree Applicable Credit
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About the Instructor
Dr. Justin Henderson is an assistant professor of counseling psychology at Lewis & Clark Graduate School. Additionally, he is director of the Lewis & Clark Community Counseling Center, which is the training clinic for the Professional Mental Health Counseling, Professional Mental Health Counseling-specialization in Addictions, and Marriage, Couples, and Family Therapy programs. He is a licensed psychologist and a National Certified Counselor with clinical experience in a wide array of contexts, including: university counseling centers, hospitals, inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities, schools, and residential treatment programs. He has a strong interest in supervision and training, having experience supervising both master’s and doctoral students. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Counselors for Social Justice, American Psychological Association, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and the Oregon chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science. Prior to coming to Lewis & Clark College, Dr. Henderson served as a clinical director and clinical faculty at Washington State University. He was also employed part-time with Pullman Regional Hospital as a behavioral health consultant, helping evaluate patients with mental and behavioral health concerns.

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