Living with Feminist Imagination CE

Living with Feminist Imagination

Course Description:

Imagine a world in which the next generation gets to enjoy the glorious results of our collective efforts for gender justice. What would that world look like? And what’s stopping you from dreaming that change is indeed possible? Feminists believe it is difficult to overcome gender discrimination in our own historical moment if we cannot conceive of a future marked by individual and corporate transformation. So, this lecture takes some notes from “game changers” in history—courageous and creative women like Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks who imagined and built a better world. In remembering such important women, we will be inspired to become agents with our own dreams and contributions. This lecture encourages participants to become active negotiators in the work of expansive gender socialization, and to see the work of gender justice as intimately linked to creating a better world for all people.

Course Objective:

The purpose of this course is to review ways in which women’s identities have been socially constructed and to offer alternative visions for an equitable and just society. Methods for deconstructing limiting gender filters will be proposed, as will strategies for helping female patients in the work of creating their own subjective gender identities.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Imagine a future that is not limited by traditional gender role assumptions/socialization.
  2. Tell the stories of revolutionary women who have lived outside of culture’s prescription for “appropriate” womanhood.
  3. Experiment with treatment strategies for society.
  4. Utilize feminist practices such as mobilization, organization and speaking out.
  5. Identify feminist foremothers’ contributions and teaching.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors for 2 Continuing Education Units.

Instructor: Susan Hall, D.Min., LMHC

Dr. Susan Hall is a Licensed Mental Health counselor in the state of Washington and has worked in social service and counseling settings since 1991. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social work, she co-founded a transitional housing program for women and children in central Indiana where she directed the program until her entry into graduate training in 1998. Susan obtained her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2000. In 2004, she opened Greenlake Counseling Services (GCS), a counseling community that provides low-cost office space for private practitioners; GCS is now home to nearly 30 practitioners. Dr. Hall received her Doctor of Ministry in International Feminist Theology from San Francisco Theological Seminary in May of 2008; she was fortunate to study abroad with women from every continent while learning the perspectives of feminist theologians from around the world. In 2009, Susan co-founded Seattle Therapy Alliance (STA) with her colleague Julie Cake, M.A., LMHC. STA was established with the two-fold vision of training graduate counseling students in feminist psychotherapy while simultaneously making low-cost therapy available to local women in their movement toward self-actualization. Dr. Hall has also received post-graduate training in art therapy, marriage and family therapy, gender and violence, attachment theories, feminist ethics, Clinical Supervision, and the residual psychological effects of slavery. She is qualified as an Approved Supervisor in Washington State for therapists seeking ongoing supervision.


Susan Hall Seminars is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors, provider #6630, to sponsor continuing education for counselors. Susan Hall Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensing boards and accrediting agencies occasionally update continuing education requirements and restrictions. Susan Hall Seminars attempts to remain current with these changes; however, it is ultimately your responsibility to complete coursework which will be accepted by your licensing board.

Certificates verifying completion are subject to any changes, limitations or restrictions by the professional certification/licensure organization granting continuing education approval. Some organizations restrict the number of home study credits. It is your responsibility to determine if any restrictions apply to your credential.

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Living with Feminist Imagination CE

This product is also available as:
Living with Feminist Imagination w/o CE