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Black History Celebration Series: I am Because We Are (UBUNTU): Ancestral Relationships in the Service of Healing

Event Date:

February 4, 2023

Event Time:

11:00 am

The field of mental health continues to reckon with its legacy of euro-centrism and mono-cultural framework. Honoring and relating with one’s ancestors has been a part of many world cultures. These relationships have the potential to offer healing. Incorporating and enlisting the help of one’s well-ancestors in the service of personal and collective healing is one way to move towards decolonizing the field of mental health.

In this workshop, we will explore the role of the ancestors in the service of promoting healing in various common presenting concerns such as multi-generational trauma and the patterns that persist in families across time. If left unhealed, these wounds will continue to be passed on epigenetically and re-enacted across generations. We will also discuss frameworks such as Ancestral Lineage Healing and ancestrally-resourced psychotherapy as pathways for healing. The workshop will also include time to reflect upon one’s own relationships with ancestors.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will reflect upon one’s own experience or lack of experience relating to one’s ancestors and have an awareness of the biases and values brought to this topic.
  2. Participants will learn about at least one ancestrally-resourced healing framework, such as Ancestral Lineage Healing.
  3. Participants will explore how ancestral relationships might be helpful in working with at least 3 common presenting concerns.

 

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Orson Morrison, Psy.D. (he/him) is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Associate Director of the DePaul University Counseling & Psychological Services. He is also the co-owner of LifeSpan Counseling & Psychological Services, a group psychological services practice. Dr. Morrison’s professional interests and areas of expertise include psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families, psychological assessment, contemplative practices, culture and identity, and working within a social justice/empowerment framework. Orson is also a Certified Ancestral Lineage Healing Practitioner through Ancestral Medicine and is working on decolonizing his healing work with others.

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option under “Extra Service”. This workshop fulfills the requirements for 2 CE credits. 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. 

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification for Psychologists, please purchase the virtual workshop ticket only and follow this link for additional details on receiving CE certification: https://depaul.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0O2tPphr4fqpq8S

Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.

 

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Ticket Type: Ticket Qty: Per Ticket Price:
Virtual Workshop
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$35.00

Extra Service:

2 CE Credits
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$25.00
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Registration for CEUs


This workshop fulfills the requirements for 2 CE credits. 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.




Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.


Please enter your licensure information in the Google form provided in our follow-up email to ensure the prompt issue of CE certificates after the workshop.

Event Schedule Details

  • February 4, 2023 11:00 am   -   1:00 pm
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