Play, Pleasure, and Joy as Liberatory Trauma Work

Event Date:

May 14, 2022

Event Time:

11:00 am

Event Description

Trauma disrupts our connection to ourselves and others. This training will explore how we can use exploration and activities of play, pleasure, and joy in helping adults to heal from both complex and acute traumas. We will address specific considerations for exploration or use of Table Top Role Playing Games, Video Games, Board and Card Games, Art, Nature, Sexuality/Sensuality, and Physical Activities. The training will include both lecture and experiential components and will be taught from a Decolonial and Liberatory stance. The talk will especially center the experiences of Black Queer people. 

Objectives: 

1. Attendees will be able to explain the benefits of including a focus on Joy in trauma work.

2. Attendees will learn ways to utilize activities of play, pleasure, and joy to help adult clients connect and reconnect with themselves.

3. Attendees will examine their own relationship to Joy, Play and Pleasure as people and professionals.

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

Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. This workshop fulfills requirement for 3 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

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

Cassie is a Black Queer Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Therapist, Activist, Writer, and Gamer. They are a Liberatory Decolonial healer, certified NARM Therapist, and certified Hypnotherapist and NLP Provider. They present a diverse array of intersectional topics related to race, gender, sexuality, BDSM and Kink, mental health, liberation, and decolonization. Cassie provides therapy to adults, relationships, and groups and they specialize in the intersections of trauma, Identity, and mental wellness. Cassie is the founder and owner of Intersections Center for Complex Healing PLLC and host of the Woke Mental Wellness Podcast.

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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

This workshop fulfills requirement for 3 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 prompt issue of CE certificates after the workshop.

Event Schedule Details

  • May 14, 2022 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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