September 3, 2021
White supremacy affects every system in our society and, therefore, our work with clients. In the mental health field, traditional methods can propagate further oppression and marginalization for individuals and groups. An anti-oppressive and anti-racist shift in the helping relationship requires introspection and a willingness to challenges our implicit biases. For this shift to remain continuous, clinicians must engage in didactic, reflective, relational, and actionable work to create systemic changes. This session will allow clinicians to engage in experiential activities to enhance awareness of biases and blind spots affecting the therapeutic relationship and explore tools to implement a framework of cultural humility.
Student discount and sliding scale 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 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.
About the Speaker
Meyleen Velasquez, LCSW, PMH-C, RPT-S is an immigrant Latinx 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 women and clinicians working on practicing from an anti-oppressive framework. Meyleen identified as a Brown person for most of her life until several years ago when Vitiligo changed the way she navigates the world.
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