The framework of cultural humility provides a compelling opportunity to acknowledge, disrupt, and shift the power imbalances, which exist in therapeutic relationships, as well as in the systems, within which these relationships are inextricably embedded. This dynamic and engaging presentation will explore how practicing cultural humility can further enhance the transformative power of art therapy while providing a compelling antidote to the division and mistrust that mark our current local and global realities.
Rapinder Kaur is a registered psychotherapist, art therapist, clinical supervisor, board member, public speaker and experienced facilitator. Rapinder is very interested in systems change and how individual empowerment can lead to collective transformation. Rapinder has worked in a number of different settings, including schools, psychiatric hospital, group homes, long term care, social service agencies, and is the founder of Art as Therapy, a private therapy practice.