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Cultural Safety and Countertransference
Why did you become a human service practitioner? Whether in social work or psychology, the common response is, "I wanted to support and work with people who struggled in a similar way that I did." There's nothing wrong with this motivation. However, it can be tricky to work in a community you belong to. This presentation will explore case scenarios of working in multiple service settings and will attempt to make sense of the strong reactions of the practitioner toward their clients where they have a similar history or shared community. We will consider what the practitioner needs to be aware of to take care of themselves and optimally care for the client.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $30

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

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Feb 10, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Rahim Thawer
Rahim Thawer is a registered social worker, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, EDI consultant, public speaker, sessional lecturer, writer, and community organizer. He was welcomed as an International Visiting Scholar with the South African College for Applied Psychology (SACAP) for the 2021-2022 academic year, and has supervised post-graduate counselling students and taught as a lecturer at multiple colleges and universities in Canada. He’s an appointed Fellow at the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto for his contributions to the field of sexuality. Rahim was a co-founder of Ismaili Queers and dedicated more than 10 years to community organizing with Salaam Canada, a national volunteer-run LGBTQ Muslim organization. He was a co-editor and contributor in an anthology entitled Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Toronto Book Awards. He's currently working on several publications and hosts a video podcast.