In the 'Doing', You Get To Know 'How': Race, Racism, & Racial Themes in Individual & Group Psychotherapy
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“It’s too complicated.” “I don’t want to offend anyone” “I look like my clients, so I can’t be biased” “I’m not rac-“
Why is racism so hard to talk about? The influence of racism on our collective psyche is tremendous, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. Structural racism has social and political implications that affect clinicians and clients alike. While it can be challenging and uncomfortable to discuss, increasing our awareness and pushing past our own resistances to exploring racial dynamics is crucial to our work with increasingly diverse populations. Our ability to examine race-related issues enhances personal and professional confidence. This racial literacy consultation workshop will facilitate dialogue about race and racism among clinicians, and strengthen their capacities to understand and respond to racial dynamics in group settings. Participants will be challenged to connect to their personal experiences and explore how to work through issues of race with clients and groups, and within themselves.
ALL REGISTRANTS THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT
From attendance at this virtual event, participants will be able to:
1. Identify three challenges and barriers to discussing race and racism in clinical practice.
2. List the three types of micro-aggressions and describe the impact that micro aggressions have on people of color.
3. Identify three ways in which racial themes emerge in group settings. 4. Identify three strategies for inviting and maintaining a clinical focus on race in individual and group practice.
5. Apply best practices for group therapists and facilitators addressing racial dynamics in groups.
3 CE credits for Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, & Professional Counselors
ALL attendees MUST register on our website: http://pagps.org/2020-fall-workshop-registration.
Registration ENDS three days before the event – 09/22/20.
This event is FREE for all who attend (CEU purchase optional).
3 CE credits are available for this event (please send $30 via PayPal to email@example.com for CEs/CEUs). Password for the Zoom meeting will be sent via email the day before the event (09/25/20).
NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT HAVING REGISTERED TO OUR WEBSITE FIRST.
PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THE PASSWORD FOR THE ZOOM LINK WITH ANYONE.
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PRESENTERS: KATHLEEN ISAAC, PHD & FABIOLA DESMONT, LMSW
Fabiola Desmont, LMSW currently teaches graduate-level social work students at New York University (NYU) and West Chester University, where she specializes in generalist and family practice, research methods, and clinical practice with groups. Ms. Desmont is also a member of the Board of the Directors of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS).
Kathleen Isaac, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist at NYU Medical Center where she provides individual, couples, and group therapy for medical students, residents, and medical employees. She also has a private practice where she specializes in trauma, health psychology, and cultural issues (i.e. race, spirituality, LGBTQ+ issues, etc.) She is a former secretary and current member at large of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS) and recently published an article detailing her experience of creating and facilitating a support group for underrepresented minorities in medicine.
Dr. Isaac and Ms. Desmont are both members of the EGPS Work Group for Racial Equity.
ABOUT PAGPS CONTINUING EDUCATION
PAGPS offerings are designed for mental health professionals and deal with topics that are usually underrepresented in graduate training programs and/or that provide additional, advanced, and newly emerging perspectives on group therapy theory, research, and practice. This program is intended for mental health professionals at a post-graduate level. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3 continuing education credits. The Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society (PAGPS) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PAGPS maintains responsibility for this program and its content. PAGPS is also approved by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists & Professional Counselors to offer continuing education for social workers, marriage & family therapists, and professional counselors. This program carries 3 CE credits.
Attendees can also receive 3 credits toward re-certification for the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists (CGP). PAGPS is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities and will conduct its activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. To arrange accommodations for special needs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE sponsor, presenting organizations, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
The Philadelphia Area Group Psychotherapy Society (http://www.pagps.org), an affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (http://www.agpa.org), provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, theories, studies, research, information, and experience in group psychotherapy. Members come from all over the Philadelphia region, including the city of Philadelphia as well as surrounding areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Members may list their groups on the PAGPS website. For more information about joining PAGPS or renewing your membership, please visit our website at www.pagps.org, or e-mail us at email@example.com.