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Holding the Space for Exploratory Work in Therapy

Dwight Panozzo, PhD, LCSW

Peter Jenkins

Thursday June 13th 12pm EDT

Co-sponsored by Therapy First and Thoughtful Therapists, this webinar will highlight some of the main findings of the research paper recently published by Dwight Panozzo and Peter Jenkins on the professional practice of members of Therapy First. This looked at how therapists working with clients experiencing gender distress are able to practice successfully in today’s very challenging professional climate. The speakers will unpack the background and context to the highly contested terrain currently facing therapists at present, and provide a necessary defense for exploratory work within the main therapy modalities. It will offer an optimistic perspective for the fresh opportunities for exploratory work within therapy which are now opening up in the post-Cass Review environment.

Therapy First has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider,
ACEP No. 7505. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Therapy
First is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This webinar provide 1.5 hours of CE credits.

Co-sponsored with Thoughtful Therapists

Dwight Panozzo, PhD, LCSW is a clinical social worker in private practice, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University, a member of the Board of Directors of Therapy First, and the Chair of Therapy First’s Research Committee.

Peter Jenkins is a member of Thoughtful Therapists and serves as a board member of Therapy First. He is a counsellor, supervisor, trainer and researcher in the UK. He has been a member of both the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and the UKCP Ethics Committee. He has published a number of books on ethical and legal aspects of therapy, including Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Ethics and the Law (Sage, 2017).