WITH FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL: Re-Contextualizing Sexuality and Gender in Today’s World
$429/20 CECs or $970/2 quarter units
Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP, and John Olesen, M.A., PAT
Friday, Jan. 10. 6–9pm; Sat. & Sun., Jan. 11 & 12, 9am–6pm
This class will offer a personal and theoretical exploration of gender and sexuality. We will ‘unpack’ current cultural and biological definitions. Elements from feminist, queer and role theories will assist us in breaking down binary thinking about male/female, gay/straight, and other perspectives on identification including transsexual, inter-sexed, celibate or asexual, androgynous and queer. We will investigate the relationship between sex, gender and desire, and the impact that race, class, culture, politics, ability and age have in shaping that relationship. Participants will gain skill in the safe use of techniques from psychodrama and sociodrama. We will lay a foundation for learning committed to advancing theory, research and practice that best supports sexual and gender orientation diversity. (20 contact hours toward the INSAM Certificate.)
Kate Cook, M.A., LPCC, TEP, is a nationally-certified practitioner and trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. She is the director of the SWC’s Certificate Program in Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatics and Action Methods.
John Olesen, M.A., PAT, is a psychodramatist, trainer, educator and practitioner in San Francisco, CA. He is a founder and board member of the Bay Area Moreno Institute for Psychodrama and Applied Expressive Arts and Action Methods (BAMI).