AHC Webinar Series
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm MT
Title: Guilty Pleasures or Joyful Affects? Exploring the Problem of Enjoyment in Counseling
Presenter: Joel Givens, PhD, LPC
Cost: Free for members of AHC, Non-Members will be required to pay a $10.00 fee
1 Contact Hour will be awarded for free to members, non-members will be required to pay a $10.00 fee
Description: Perhaps you worked with a client who reported watching too many episodes on Netflix, eating too many pieces of candy, or playing a video game until two in the morning. The client might verbalize guilt or remorse after engaging in these pleasurable activities. After all, the person might feel that one "should not" experience enjoyment to the point of excess. In this webinar, we will discuss the problem of enjoyment in the context of counseling. We will explore guilty pleasures that transgress social norms and "shoulds." I will also facilitate a discussion on the pleasure of complaining in our own lives and the lives of our clients. In the latter part of the webinar, I will discuss the experience of joy and activities that might prompt a sense of joy. This webinar will provide abstract philosophical concepts and concrete examples that can inform practice.
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