Examining Whiteness in the Therapy Room (Part 2)

Deepen your awareness of how white supremacy culture shows up in the therapy room.

Attendees will be introduced to ways in which we perpetuate anti-Blackness, colorism, ableism, queerphobia and/or transphobia. In our roles as social workers we may inadvertently be participating in putting trauma on display, burdening Black, Indigenous and People of Color when they should be centered as clients. Our professions in social work, mental health, and medical settings sets us up in positions of power. Those of us with skin privilege may be actively participating in aspects of white supremacy cultu
...Read morere without awareness, exacting a cost upon clients within these systems that are meant to help them.

We will discuss examples of how we can replicate and participate in aspects of white supremacy culture identified by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun. Within our work, most of us have been acculturated to harmful characteristics of white supremacy culture like defensiveness, paternalism, fear of open conflict, individualism, objectivity, and the right to comfort and more. Many of these characteristics are embedded within our theories, methods, and practices as our field has been built within this culture. While we are not individually responsible for this oppressive history of social work, we are responsible for reducing harm and transforming our profession for the better.

Attendees will have attended Examining whiteness in the therapy room part 1 or have foundational understanding of white supremacy culture before attending this training. If you have questions about whether this CE training is appropriate for your learning level, please contact Molly@sextherapynm.com. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize ways in which we perpetuate anti-Blackness, colorism, queerphobia, ableism and transphobia.
  • Identify ways in which we replicate harmful characteristics of white supremacy culture like defensiveness, paternalism, fear of open conflict, individualism, objectivity, and the right to comfort.
  • Examine how to actively engage in the personal deconstruction of white supremacy culture in order to reduce harm to BIPOC clients in therapeutic settings.
  • Identify liberatory, anti-racist approaches and practices to bring into therapy.

Friday, January 14, 2022

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CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

National Association of Social Workers, New Mexico
This training is approved for continuing education credits and cultural CEUs through National Association of Social Workers -New Mexico. The Licensee must maintain proof of continuing education courses taken for the past four (4) years. The New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Department, Boards and Commissions, Social Work Licensing Board reserves the right to audit a licensee’s continuing education records as it deems necessary. The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Board and the NM Psychological Association accept approved social work CEUs for license requirements. Please always check with your professional licensing board for current rules and regulations.

CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by their licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

A continuing education certificate for the event will be obtained using the website, CE-Go. Before the event, you will receive an email containing a link to CE-Go.   (This link will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event).

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Join Webinar Sessions
  • Complete evaluation forms for the event
  • Download your continuing education certificate in a PDF format

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the CE-Go process, please contact CE-Go at 888-498-5578 or by email at support@ce-go.com

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