WORKSHOP #211 February 22 - March 14, 2021

Counselling After an Experience of Sexual Violence

Developed and Facilitated by Meg Martin & Kari White,Calgary Communities Against Sexual Violence

In this course, participants will explore frameworks for understanding sexual violence as a systemic issue rooted in power and control, and supporting clients with common impacts of sexual violence. This course will provide a starting point for working therapeutically with individuals experiencing impacts of sexual violence in a way that promotes client empowerment, choice, and agency. This course is suitable for professionals providing psychotherapy or supportive counselling to individuals who have experienced sexual violence, or for students enrolled in programs of study to provide these services.

Counselling After an Experience of Sexual Violence

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  • Meg Martin (she/her) is the Program Supervisor for the Sexual Violence Crisis & Support Counselling Program at Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and a Master of Counselling, and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Prior to joining the CCASA Team, Meg worked with number of non-profit agencies in Calgary in front line roles serving youth and their families experiencing grief and loss, addictions and sexual exploitation, and at the University of Calgary in roles responsible for program development, facilitation, and coordination, including the UCalgary Orientation and First Year Experience Program, Bystander Intervention Program, and the Prevention of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Committee. Meg is very passionate about education and global affairs, and spent 10 years serving as a volunteer staff member with National Model United Nations in New York.

    Kari White (she/her) is the Clinical Program Director at Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Francis Xavier University, as well as a Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work from the University of Calgary. She has worked in the field of sexual violence for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including education, counselling, and supervision. Kari uses attachment-based, somatic, and emotion-focused approaches in her work with clients.

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