Decolonizing Trauma Work : Rising Above the Privilege of Post-Traumatic Growth

Event Date:

February 11, 2021

Event Time:

3:00 pm

Post-Traumatic growth is the term for healing after trauma. This idea situates growth and healing as a privilege that is not attainable by those for whom trauma has not or does not have a clear end.

In this workshop and conversation, we will challenge this colonized idea of healing and trauma work. We will discuss what healing in place and harm reduction can be for BIPOC, Disabled, and Queer individuals and communities if was decolonize therapy. Cassie will use case examples in order to highlight the shortfalls of current common mental health treatments, as well as, the techniques and shifts in thought we can use to better partner with clients in their healing regardless of if the trauma is ongoing.

This event will center Black Queer experiences but will be useful for anyone looking to help themselves and clients who are trying to heal in harmful spaces and situations.

If you would like to submit a case:

  1. You can submit an individual or relationship.
  2. Ensure that your case synopsis does not have any protected health information, (i.e. name, addresses, phone numbers). Please use pseudonyms and change information as needed to protect your clients.
  3. Provide client’s demographics, presenting concerns, current and past modalities and treatment practices being used, and any questions/concerns you have.
  4. Send cases in an email or as an attached word document file to Cassie at:
  5. Submit BEFORE 3pm Central on January 20th, 2021

Student discount and sliding scale available. Please contact us at for details.

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 1.5 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.

About the Speaker

Cassandra (Cassie) Walker, LCSW
Pronouns – They/Them/ Theirs

Cassie is a Black Queer Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist, Activist, and Work in Progress. They are also a NARM Master Therapist in Training, certified in Hypnotherapy and NLP. They present a diverse array of intersectional topics related to race, gender, sexuality, BDSM and Kink, mental health, and social justice. Cassie provides therapy to adults, relationships, and groups. They specialize in the intersections of trauma, Identity, and mental wellness. Cassie is the founder and owner of Intersections Center for Complex Healing LLC and host of the Woke Mental Wellness Podcast.

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Event Schedule Details

  • February 11, 2021 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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