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Queer Worldmaking in Mental Health

May 17, 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 working in Vancouver, Toronto, Berlin, her work focuses on queer intersectional practice. As a queer cis Brown woman, Meera has particular knowledge and lived experience of resistance and resiliency through living on the margins. She is Associate Faculty at City University of Seattle (M.A. Counselling) and previously taught in schools of social work at UBC and TMU.