Austin Group Psychotherapy Society

What do I say?: Noticing and naming differences in group

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Office of Stacy Nakell, Monrovia Van Hoose and Lindsay Lege’
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Hosted by: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee. 

Facilitated by Aaron Bandy, NBCT, LCSW

As clinicians grow in awareness of their own identity development and become more able to demonstrate cultural humility in their work, they may notice that differences among group  members become more apparent and take on new meaning and importance. We will explore the decisions clinicians make about whether or not to notice and name group members’ visible and invisible differences, and process why, when and how we may choose to address these differences. We will also explore what might get in the way of addressing identity differences, and the impact that not acknowledging differences could have on group development.

Note: All therapists and students in the therapy field are welcome.

Facilitator:  Aaron D. Bandy, NBCT, LCSW

Aaron D. Bandy (he/him/his) is a Mexican-American Queer national board certified teacher, clinical social worker, counselor and psychotherapist. Aaron is currently providing counseling services at The University of Texas Austin’s Employee Assistance Program, and also maintains a psychotherapy private practice. Aaron is an active member of the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society and has been a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee at AGPS for three years. Aaron lives in East Austin with his husband Allen and their poodle puppy Otis.

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