- Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Training
- Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Clinical Supervision
- Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy
Through our Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Training and lectures, we teach organizations, psychotherapists, mental health practitioners and individuals how to address the impact of violence and social exclusion in mental health.
For organizations, psychotherapists, and mental health practitioners interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills to de-colonize their psychotherapy and mental health praxis through professional growth, accountability, and collaboration.
For individuals, couples, families interested in finding and building their strengths. For us, your experiences based on culture, race, indigeneity, socio-economic status, gender/gender identities, age, sexual orientation, (dis)abilities, and spirituality are crucial in achieving your goals.
Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy (AOP)
Roberta K. Timothy and Mercedes Umaña are the creators of Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy, a model that psychotherapists and other clinical practitioners can use with clients of all social locations to support an empowerment-centred change process needed to deal with the effects of oppression, trauma, and intersectional violence in clients’ lives.
Exploring intersectional factors such as race/indigeneity, class, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation/ identity, age, (dis)ability, spiritualities are critical for AOP praxis. AOP is both, the incorporation of anti-oppression theories and practices and psychotherapy to understand and work with individuals and/or groups under internal and external distress. The actualization of resistance and resiliency for clients and therapists through an integrated psychological change process is central to AOP.
Some of our Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Trainings
2021 – Anti-Oppression Trauma Informed Crisis Management: A Special Training for Confronting Anti-Black Racism Ambassadors, City of Toronto.
2021 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Training for Central Toronto Youth Services and George Hull Centre for Children and Families.
2020- Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Online Training with individual psychotherapists/mental health practitioners (USA & Canada).
2019 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy training Eva’s Place
2016 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy as collaborative leadership. Intersectionality and anti-oppression in collaborative leadership learning institute. Ontario Public Health Association and Health Nexus.
2016 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy, the diverse client. Workshop at Trauma Talks, Women’s College Hospital Conference. Toronto, ON
2015 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy, the diverse client. Symposium at the 2015 American Psychological Association Convention. Toronto, ON. (Continuing Education Credit)
2011 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy. CAMH Culture and Psychotherapy Conference. Toronto. ON
2011 – Psicologia Anti-Opresiva: Desafiando paradigmas sobre multiculturalidad. Conferencia Hominis Sociedad Cubana de Psicologia. Cienfuegos, Cuba.
2010 and 2011 – Using Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy with Indigenous Clients. Ontario Native Education Counselling Association Conference.
2010 and 2011 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Training with individual psychotherapists/mental health practitioners in Toronto, ON.
2010 – Using Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy with Indigenous clients. 26th Annual Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) Conference, Sault St. Marie, Ontario.
2010 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Training with individual psychotherapists/mental health practitioners in Vancouver, BC.
2010 – Using Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy with LGBTTQ clients. Rainbow Health Ontario Conference.
2009 – Anti-Oppression Psychotherapy Training with individual psychotherapists/mental health practitioners in Toronto, ON.
2005 – Anti-Oppression Psychology. Intercontinental Convention on Psychology and Social and Human Sciences. Havana, Cuba.