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Friday, October 22 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Intersecting Identities: Exploring Privilege and Marginalization in Clinical Practice

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This presentation aims to explore how socially constructed identity across different domains (e.g., age, race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability/disability, religion, etc.) manifest as power and privilege differentials that impact not only the lived experiences and mental health of individuals but can also impact clinical work in harmful ways. We will explore the ADDRESSING Framework, discuss examples of the unique and contextual intersectionality of identities, and how power, privilege, and marginalization can manifest within the client/therapist relationship. We will explore ways of developing more awareness of unconscious biases and privilege/power that therapists may possess and discuss ways of using that developing awareness to reduce the chances of unintentional engagement in microaggressions and other forms of discrimination in clinical practice.

Learning Objectives:
- To introduce the ADDRESSING framework as a model for understanding cultural identities and their relationship to often unconscious dynamics of power and marginalization
- To explore the concept of “intersectionality” as it relates to power/privilege and marginalization in clinical practice
- To reflect on how power/privilege and intersectionality affect our interactions with clients and colleagues
- Understand the differences between “stereotyping” and “generalizing”

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Lucas Morgan, PhD

I Ola Lahui Behavioral Health
Dr. Morgan is from Hawai'i originally and went away to UMass Boston for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, where he studied mindfulness-based behavioral therapies for anxiety, as well as the impacts of social disadvantage on mental health. He returned home and completed his internship... Read More →

Friday October 22, 2021 2:45pm - 4:15pm HST
Room 1