Therapeutic Conversations about Pop Culture by Julie Tilsen

Cultural studies is an interdisciplinary field informed by methods and theories from literary studies, sociology, communication studies, history, cultural anthropology, feminist theory, and economics. Cultural studies focuses on the investigation of subjectivity and power in the social world, and in particular, in popular culture.

In this video, Julie introduces cultural studies methodologies as conceptual and conversational resources that help us have meaningful and productive conversations about peoples’ relationships with the commodities and practices of popular and media culture.  The video provides a brief overview of cultural studies, questions for reflections, sample questions from the three domains of inquiry (political economy, textual analysis, and audience reception), and suggestions for further reading.

Julie provides clinical supervision, training and consultation to a variety of agencies, therapists, and youthworkers focused on socially just, anti-oppressive, and harm-reduction practices. She is the author of Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth: Transcending Homonormativity & Constructing Preferred Identities (2013, Rowman & Littlefield), as well as professional journal articles and book chapters.

Julie’s work is featured in several counselor training videos produced by Alexander Street Press and UPG Media, including: Queer Theory in Action: Theoretical Resources for Therapeutic Conversations (parts 1 & 2); iYouth: Kids, Counseling, and Pop Culture; Feedback Informed Treatment; Supervision of Feedback Informed Treatment; Therapy as Social Construction; and Beyond The Binary: Therapeutic Conversations with Queer Youth. 

Published June 24, 2016
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