Reclaiming Our Voices
Despite the progressive political attitude prevalent in our field, clinicians of color often still face certain challenges around issues of race in our work with clients, and struggle to find a strong therapeutic voice with which to address them. This experiential session is an opportunity to create a community in which we can consider the role of race in our clients’ day-to-day experiences as well as our own work and lives. You’ll explore:
- How to deal with issues of race both with clients in the therapy room and in our work and training settings
- The distinctive challenges of addressing issues of psychological homelessness, devaluation, and voicelessness with minority clients
- The dynamics of victim/victimizer relationships and how there may be a piece of oppressor in many well-intentioned people
- How to approach issues of social justice that go beyond the purview of the traditional therapeutic worldview
Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC, is an integrative psychotherapist practicing at The Center for Contextual Change. She’s the creator of the Integrative Trauma Recovery Group (ITR) a group therapy process designed specifically for adults with developmental and complex PTSD.
Financial: Anita Mandley practices at the Center for Contextual Change.
Non-financial: Anita Mandley has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.