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New announcements for 2015

It's two months into the new year, and there have been lots of new things happening in my world.  Most importantly, I've been working as the Interim Program Director for the master's in Clinical Counseling  at Alliant International University in San Francisco since the fall semester.  Meaning, I've had to reduce the amount of time I spend seeing clients because...[ read more ]

Quick post: A great example of using one’s privilege for good.

This post from Bruce Reyes-Chow is a great example of a concrete answer to the question I tried to address in my previous post, "well what do you expect me to do if I have this privilege you're talking about?" Chow is a Presbyterian minister with a certain amount of pull in his church, having served a two-year term as...[ read more ]

“So What if Privilege is the Lowest Difficulty Setting?” A Response to Scalzi’s Post

So, John Scalzi wrote a post about "how to talk about privilege without getting into arguments over the P-word" by using a computer game metaphor, and the Internet exploded. People have reprinted Scalzi's post, and rehashed Scalzi's post, and interviewed Scalzi, and Scalzi has followed up on his post, and commenters are still proving that it is not necessary to...[ read more ]

Greetings from AFTA

I'm at the American Family Therapy Academy's annual meeting/conference this week.  Fortunately it's in my backyard.  Unfortunately this means driving across the Bay Bridge in rush hour traffic every morning for the opening plenary. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="@bacigalupe (AFTA President-elect) and @drsaddison at the AFTA Special Event"][/caption] Doing family-therapy-y, social-justice-y stuff all day is hard work!  I'm beat! Also...[ read more ]

“Virginia Satir” post featured at Geek Feminism

The always-amazing blog Geek Feminism has a series called "Wednesday Geek Woman," where they solicit guest posts about women, past or present, who represent excellence and passionate devotion in their field of interest.  For the most part, the series has focused on women in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math), fields that are notoriously hostile to women and...[ read more ]



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