Thursday, 2 December 2021
18:00 - 20:00
Cultural Safety and Countertransference: working in communities you belong to - SACAP

Why did you become, or want to 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.

International visiting scholar, Rahim Thawer, 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’ll also discuss how SACAP’s Master of Social Science in Community Mental Health Promotion seeks to develop leaders who can strategically and innovatively address community mental health challenges and enhance community wellbeing within a South African context.

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Join The Practice Dialogue Workshop Series with Rahim Thawer and SACAP’s Social Work and Community Development Faculty as we consider what the practitioner needs to be aware of to take care of themselves and optimally care for the client. RSVP here to join us on 2 December 2021 from 18:00.

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