Alan Jenkins

Alan Jenkins is a close friend of the Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy and has presented and keynoted at numerous Therapeutic Conversations conferences and invited individual training workshops (see his work throughout the site). He is clinical psychologist and has worked in a range of “multi-undisciplinary” teams addressing violence and abusive behaviour for 30 years. Rather than tire from this work, he has become increasingly intrigued with possibilities for the discovery of ethical and respectful ways of relating. The valuing of ethics, fairness and the importance of protest against injustice has led him to stray considerably from the path prescribed in his early training as a psychologist, towards a political analysis of abuse. Alan has developed models for therapeutic work with individuals who have both perpetrated and been subjected to abusive behaviour, in the contexts of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse and neglect.

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