Bridging the worlds of therapy & activism: Intersections, tensions & affinities— Vikki Reynolds interviewed by Sekneh Hammoud-Beckett


In this brief interview Sekneh & Vikki reflect on the precarious but possible connections of social justice activism and therapy, particularly narrative therapy. They offer the usefulness of a socially just orientation to therapeutic work in terms of the sustainability of therapists, and as a resistance to burnout. They take a position for therapists to act as activists to work for socially just structural change. They suggest embracing activist traditions of solidarity and building ‘solidarity teams’ to shoulder us up collectively to resist the structures of injustice that are rooted in capitalist and neo-liberal politics which are the context of people’s suffering and our work.