Network Thursday - Intersectionality and Therapy: translating language into action

  • Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Walker Community UMC, 3104 16th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407
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Intersectionality and Therapy: translating language into action

Presenter: Casey Skeide, BA


Classism, racism, sexism, and cultural elitism define and marginalize systems implicitly, while oppressive political systems explicitly disenfranchise and stymie individuals. In an age where identities are often reduced to one dimension and become contingent on buzz language, the role of the therapist within the fabric of American society has come into question now more than it has ever in the past. Ethics and morality, duty and freedom are a sampling of topics that have come into question for therapists of marginalized identities who are confronted by clients whose identities appear in direct opposition to their own. 

This discussion is geared towards understanding the role of personal identity and the interdisciplinary mental health professional identity, as well as what happens when the two collide with the identities of our clients.


  1. Discuss the importance of the feminist and human rights based concepts of postmodern therapy in advocating for social change, within and outside of therapy.
  2. Discuss the importance of sociopolitical factors within the lives of our clients and how they intersect with our own

About the Presenter A Marriage and Family Therapy Master's Candidate at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Casey specializes in Dysfunctions of Identity, Gender and Sexuality, as well as the application of Existential and Narrative Psychotherapies. With a background in Community Organizing, Sociolinguistics and Asian Studies, Casey is inspired by the abilities of story telling and language as a means to construct and empower. Casey is clinical practicum student at Carver County's Anicca: Adolescent Day Treatment Program. Casey is also the Director of the Student Collaborative Committee and Student  representative for MAMFT.

Cost: $15 Student/Retired/Military Members, $20 Members, $25 Non-Members

Registration includes a box lunch from Wilde Cafe and paperwork that you can send in for continuing education credit (1 credit) from your licensing board. 

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