Category Archive: Y. Gavriel Ansara

Editorial: Building an anti-oppressive community of practice: Moving from lip service to liberation through belonging

Return to Articles Y. Gavriel Ansara   Dr. Gávi Ansara (he/him), PhD Psychol, MCouns, is an anti-racist psychotherapist, researcher, clinical educator, policy advisor, and community activist living on the sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung people in the Kulin Nations. He is a hybrid polycultural, multilingual, and multinational man of faith who grew up in …

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Challenging everyday monogamism: Making the paradigm shift from couple-centric bias to polycule-centred practice in counselling and psychotherapy

Return to Articles Y. Gavriel Ansara   Introduction This paper explores everyday monogamism and couple-centric bias in counselling and psychotherapy. The term monogamism (Anderson, 2010; cf. Twist, Prouty, Haym, VandenBosch., 2018) describes the systemic oppression enacted through ideas and practices that valorise monogamous people and relationships while systematically devaluing polyamorous and multi-partnered ones. One component of monogamism …

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Challenging everyday monogamism: Making the paradigm shift from couple-centric bias to polycule-centred practice in counselling and psychotherapy

Y. Gavriel Ansara   Dr. Gávi Ansara (he/him), PhD Psychol, MCouns, is an anti-racist psychotherapist, researcher, clinical educator, policy advisor, and community activist living on the sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung people in the Kulin Nations. He is a polycultural man of faith who grew up in urban and rural China, Australia, and elsewhere. …

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Trauma psychotherapy with people involved in BDSM/kink: Five common misconceptions and five essential clinical skills

Return to Articles Y. Gavriel Ansara, PhD Psychol, MSc Soc Psychol, MCouns, BA Intl & Cross-Cultural Health with African Studies, Dip Adv Clin Family Therapy, CCTP-II, CFTP, Ansara Psychotherapy & Imanadari Counselling Melbourne Branch.   Introduction Multiple studies suggest that psychotherapists have negative misconceptions about people involved or interested in BDSM/kink, are largely unfamiliar with …

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Trauma psychotherapy with people involved in BDSM/kink: Five common misconceptions and five essential clinical skills

Y. Gavriel Ansara, PhD Psychol, MSc Soc Psychol, MCouns, BA Intl & Cross-Cultural Health with African Studies, Dip Adv Clin Family Therapy, CCTP-II, CFTP, Ansara Psychotherapy & Imanadari Counselling Melbourne Branch.    Abstract Psychotherapists’ negative misconceptions about people involved or interested in BDSM/kink can result in unethical clinical practices and ineffective or harmful therapeutic outcomes. …

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