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Led by Cathy Richardson and Allan Wade, this workshop is designed to inform analysis and practice in relation to people who have experienced interpersonal and state violence. This approach has been helpful for counsellors, social workers, human service professionals, activists, researchers, legal and medical professionals and anyone supporting people who have been targeted by violence.
Aimed towards anyone interested in helping others recover from violence, racism, prejudice and adversity through the reaffirmation of human dignity and creating positive social responses to those who have been harmed.
You will learn the fundamentals of response-based practice including:
Identifying the importance of dignity & resistance
Understanding violence & responses in context
Receiving a framework of analysis for practice & research
The importance of accurate representations of violence
The difference between responses and effects
Discourse analysis of reports, media, psychological reports & professional documents
Decolonization of social services
Working ethically with Indigenous communities
About Allan Wade
Allan Wade is a therapist in private practice and a founder of response-based practice, a dignity-informed, social justice approach to helping people recover from interpersonal and state violence. He is the recipient of a practice award in the E.U. and in British Columbia.
About Cathy Richardson
Photo by David Ward.
Cathy Richardson/Kinewesquao is a co-founder of the Centre for Response-Based Practice, a psychotherapist and First Peoples Studies Program Director. She is the recipient of the 2019 Indigenous Practice Award of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.