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Dr. Nixon: Diversity in Practice Video

Root Index Taping I

Time stamp seen on video:

  • Start 54.36:00
  • End: 58.13:16

Total running time: 3 minutes 49 seconds

Synopsis:

In this video segment Dr. Nixon presents her concepts of Diversity as a meaningful contributor to the quality of lives in our communities. She explains why her teaching style and emphasis promotes the need for meaningful dialogues that engage Diversity. She denounces the popular idea of Tolerance as being a one-way monolog that keeps people separated and out of true community. The types of relationships she speaks about in this segment are typically, but not exclusively, those relationships that are between.

  • The client and their selves
  • The clients and each other
  • The therapist and the clients
  • The clients and therapist with the presenting problem
  • The clients and therapist with issues of diversity; specifically the relationship existing between the differences presented

Root Index Taping II

Time stamp seen on video:

  • Start: 01:54.23:00
  • End: 01:56.03:07

Total running time: 1 minute 39 seconds

Synopsis

In this video segment Dr. Nixon discusses how in her class she trains students on how to have difficult conversations by saying "let's talk about the things we don't talk about because the things we don't talk about get in the way." She also briefly discusses a Genogram on how students do these as a practice in class and learn more about their family dynamics that they are trained not to talk about. This tool is effective in helping students to be able to present with their biases when engaging clients without letting their biases influence how they react towards their client's point of view.

Root Index Taping III

Time stamp on video:

  • Start: 01:56.41:00
  • End: 01:58.27:23

Total running time: 1 minute 47 seconds

Synopsis

In this video segment Dr. Nixon is asked the following question by a student:

"In the therapy room, what do you do when you have a client that is different than you and they perceive that they want a therapist as they are, you know, different, and I think the most obvious on would be color. What do you do and how do you proceed with that?"