Dr. Jacqueline Sparks


Just Talk… PCOMS as Political Action

At the Heart and Soul of Change Conference, the gentle and powerful Jacqueline Sparks, PhD gave a moving keynote on how:

  • Psychotherapy itself is a political act.
  • What we do in our daily practice, within the sphere of psychotherapy talk or within the confines of our work setting, either supports or undermines systems of injustice and oppression.
  • PCOMS is “Just Talk”; PCOMS systematically includes clients’ voices to guide all treatment decisions.
  • Transforming mental health paperwork, policies to give clients the loudest voice in determining goals and methods for therapy is political action.