Exploring the Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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04 March 2023

Time: 10:00

Price: Qualified Practitioners £85;Counselling/Psychotherapy Trainees £75;WPF Therapy Trainees £60/Staff

Location: online


This workshop will be delivered via Zoom.

  • Are you interested in working with issues of privilege and otherness?
  • How does power appear in therapy with the other in the consulting room?
  • Do you want to explore their own sense of privilege and otherness?

By the end of the workshop you can expect: 

  • To have a greater intellectual understanding of privilege and otherness.
  • To begin to demystify these concepts as they are so common.
  • To start developing the skills to better work with differences in practice.


In Dr Dwight Turner’s latest book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2021), the aim is to actually explore the internalised experience of privilege and otherness and of internalised racism, sexism and homophobia, etc. The last chapter though, looks at how we can actually work with these internalised experiences, especially through the language of dreams. Borrowing from Carl Jung’s ideas around free association and active imagination, the dreams explored in chapter five of the book involve an uncovering of these internalised objects and how they play themselves out in the dreamscape, and also this looks at just how devastating some of these internalised symbols can be for the psychology of those persons of colour who endure racism.  The third part to this exploration is actually how through working this often dark, shadowy and destructive material, those persons of otherness, in this case based around race, can actually find themselves on a route towards individuation towards a separation from the internalised impact of white supremacy, colonialism, etc.

Workshop Leader

Dr Dwight Turner is Senior Lecturer within the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Brighton, lecturing on their PG Dip and MSc courses in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a PhD Supervisor at their Doctoral College, a psychotherapist and supervisor in private practice.

His latest book Intersections of Privilege and Otherness in Counselling and Psychotherapy was released in February 2021 and is published by Routledge. An activist, writer, and public speaker on issues of race, difference and intersectionality in counselling and psychotherapy.

Here is an article about Dr Dwight Turner, check it here:


Target Audience:

This workshop is suitable for qualified and training psychotherapists and counsellors. The theoretical focus of the workshop will draw upon cultural, narrative and psychodynamic approaches.

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