October 30, 2020
White supremacy affects every system in our society and work. In the mental health field, traditional methods of working with clients can propagate further oppression and marginalization for individuals and groups. An anti-oppressive and anti-racist shift in the clinical relationship requires introspection and a willingness to challenge our implicit biases. This session will explore how a framework of cultural humility can help mental health professionals provide competent clinical care.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Define systemic thinking
Identify criticisms of cultural competence
Describe cultural humility
Implement strategies of critical self-reflection in work with clients
Student discount and sliding scale discount available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 1 CE credit. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing.
About the Speaker
Meyleen Velasquez is a psychotherapist specializing in perinatal and infant mental health. She is a social work doctoral student focusing her research on anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices in mental health. Her practice supports individuals identifying as women and clinicians working on practicing from an anti-oppressive framework.
Meyleen is the founder of Hummingbird Counseling, LLC, working with clients from a place of compassion and non-judgment informed by how diverse the human experience can be. She sits on the Board of the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health. She also served as the Chair for the Florida Chapter of Postpartum Support International, on the committee for the Broward Chapter of the Florida Infant Mental Health Association and as the past President of the Florida Association for Play Therapy.
Meyleen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Florida International University with a Master in Social Work. She is an author and speaker who has presented at multiple national conferences.
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