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Queer Worldmaking in Mental Health

April 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Talk

Dr. Meera Dhebar will review traditional cis-heteronormative colonialist assumptions embedded within the discourses and professional practice of mental health systems. She will discuss the centering of queer of colour cultural knowledge, queer theory, and queer of colour critiques to move beyond the current models of LGBT competencies and affirming therapy to a practice called “queer worldmaking”.

About the Speaker

Dr. Meera Dhebar is a consultant, narrative therapist and clinical supervisor in Vancouver, Toronto, and Berlin. Her work focuses on queer intersectional practice through social constructionist and collaborative dialogic practices. Her PhD was titled Queered Love in the Therapeutic Space. Meera is Associate Faculty at City University of Seattle (M.A. Counselling) and previously taught in schools of social work at UBC and TMU.