Empowering Women by Targeting Oppressive Factors

  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento

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Empowering Women by Targeting Oppressive Factors 


By: Christina Spragg, Ph.D.


Course Description:

In order to understand the process of empowerment, we must first understand that power can take many different forms and operates in multiple dimensions. This presentation will provide an exploration of both the various forms of power: power over, power to, power with, and power from within as well as the dimensions of empowerment: the personal, the relational, and the collective. The primary focus will be examining interventions that address oppression in each dimension of empowerment. For example, developing a sense of self and undoing the effects of internalized oppression (personal dimension); developing the ability to negotiate and influence the nature of decisions made within relationships (relational dimension), and working together to achieve political impact (collective dimension).


Presenter Bio:

Dr. Christina Spragg is a licensed psychologist and private practice owner providing therapy as well as corporate mindfulness consultation/training. Dr. Spragg utilizes mindfulness-based interventions and self-directed neuroplasticity (using the power of the mind to produce changes in brain functioning) to empower clients to take ownership of their lives. An Existentialist at heart, she supports clients in creating ever more meaning.



2 CE credits will be offered for those licensed through the Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and Board of Registered Nurses upon approval from the California Psychological Association.

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