IAC Webinar Series -- Desiree Carlson - October 2020

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IAC Webinar Series Presents: Cultural Relativism: Bringing anthropology into our counselling practice to improve our multicultural perspective.

Presenter: Desiree Carlson                         

When: 10:00 AM (Eastern Time*) Friday 2nd October 2020  (Vancouver -7:00am      New York -10:00am        London –15:00      Singapore -22:00 Nairobi – 17:00     Sydney – 00:00 on Sat) *Please check the corresponding time in your country carefully* 

Cost:   Free for IAC Members (see IAC Membership)      

Web-link to Join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88698700475?pwd=VmhvQjQ3ZnlGTzNQaWNHdk9OMW9OQT09

Non-members:  You are asked to consider contributing €10 (Euros) to support the IAC aims and event. This can be done  HERE

Webinar Description: Being a counsellor working online with people from different ethnicities is a huge challenge.  Integrating disciplines that address intercultural matters creates opportunities for counsellors to  widen their multicultural perspectives and imagination.  It adds to the set of tools that each professional has and encourages a mind-set that allows the transcendence of cultural bias – thereby creating a safe space for the client to unfold their worldview. This webinar is a reflection on the connection between cultural anthropology and transcultural counselling -- focusing on a concept that is common to both practices: cultural relativism. It is a 60 minute webinar that includes a space for participants to engage actively in the process.  

Desiree Carlson:Desiree Carlson is a psychotherapist with extensive professional experience. Desiree has developed and implemented a wide variety of therapeutic programs for youth, adults, men, women, singles, and couples. Desiree is a renowned national and international therapist, designer and instructor, who is skilled at facilitating seminars, workshops, trainings, and conferences, as well as providing individualized counselling services for individuals and groups. Desiree is licensed as a counsellor, psychotherapist, and skills coach. She joined the IAC Executive Council in May 2019, in order to bring connection and evolution to counselling in Latin American countries. Desiree is the author of a book entitled ‘EL ARTE DE NO SABER (the art of not knowing)’ and has dedicated over 10 years to the development of a therapy without borders through a phenomenological perspective. 

Webinar Format: The webinar will last approximately 50 minutes. The first half hour will be a presentation (mostly slides on screen) followed by 20 minutes of Questions and Answers.  

Joining Instructions: IAC members can join by clicking the following web link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88698700475?pwd=VmhvQjQ3ZnlGTzNQaWNHdk9OMW9OQT09

Please note that will need to have computer speakers, and your volume turned up, during the webinar to be able to hear the presentation. Please mute your microphone throughout, unless asking a question. To ask questions during the session, please place the request to the facilitator in the side ‘chat’ bar. This will be explained further on the day. 

Enjoy the webinar!