Exploring Decolonization from Within Self

Event Date:

May 6, 2022

Event Time:

11:00 am

Workshop Description

The decolonization of mental health practices is complex, yet essential to the healing process within ourselves and clients. Components of decolonization include unpacking our own ways of existing and thinking as mental health professionals. This interactive workshop focuses on fostering a deeper examination of our relationship to colonization both personally and professionally, and the impact on healing/connection to ourselves and others.

Participants will be encouraged to examine their own place in the colonialist mentality through exploration of thoughts, values, and biases using reflective exercises, and small group discussion. Participants will also be given the space to explore connection to self, or coming back home to self through a series of experiential practices.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will be able to define colonization and decolonization in the mental health field
2. Participants will be able to identify at least two examples of the impact of colonization in mental health practices
3. Participants will examine their own relationship to colonization
4. Participants will explore ways to deepen connection to self/others and interrupt colonial mentality

The recording will be made available to registrants after the workshop.

Student discount and sliding scale available. Please contact us at chicagominds@gmail.com for details.

About the Speaker

Victoria Doobay, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, supervisor, and diversity coordinator at DePaul Family and Community Services (FCS). She will also be a registered yoga teacher in April 2022. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. At FCS, Victoria provides individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and families both in the clinic and community settings, as well as supervises graduate students. She also conducts and supervises psychological assessments. Victoria holds a growth mindset in regards to the mental health field, and is an active advocate for decolonization practices and trainings both within and outside FCS. Her clinical interests are related to how developmental trauma, intersection of identities, and systemic structures impact personal/collective well being. Victoria provides support from a decolonization perspective incorporating various healing modalities for mind, body, and spirit, such as mindfulness, yoga and body awareness/movement, and art/music expression. Victoria is also a lifelong learner dedicated to unpacking the internalization of colonization within herself.

CE Information

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. 

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_cuJBaAidouSKJPT

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.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 24 hours or more in advance of the event date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made on the day of the event will not be refunded. Please email us at chicagominds@gmail.com to cancel your registration.

Registration for CEU

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.  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_cuJBaAidouSKJPT 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.

Event Schedule Details

  • May 6, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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