Unmasking the Impact: How Systemic Oppression Shapes Our Nervous System

Join us on an engaging exploration of the human experience.

We will delve into the science of the nervous system, uncover the depths of trauma's impact, and explore how perception contributes to our shared suffering.

From a trauma informed and culturally sensitive perspective, clinicians will walk away with a framework for conceptualizing clients that builds compassion, embraces common humanity and helps make sense out of the mind body connection in very concrete ways. Utilizing this framework, clients and clinicians are able to understand all the factors impacting us at any given momen
...Read moret and can move away from self-blame, judgment and a sense of shame leading to isolation and disconnection.

At a time when our country is so divided finding ways to understand our own and others’ experiences has never been more important. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • examine the impact systemic oppression has on clients ability to remain emotionally regulated.
  • identify numerous aspects of client's identity and understand how these intersecting factors impact their nervous system.
  • assist clients in differentiating systemic and external realities from their symptom presentation to decrease self blame and increase self compassion.

Target Audience

Mental health professionals, social workers, educators, and advocates seeking a deeper understanding of the neurobiological impact of systemic oppression. Community members and individuals interested in promoting inclusivity, social justice, and equity in their personal and professional lives.

Learning Levels

  • beginner/intermediate

Friday, October 27, 2023

Live Interactive Webinar

10:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT

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EARN 2 CE Credit Hours
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About the speaker


Introduction and Basic Definition of Systemic Oppression, Intersectionality and the Nervous System

Evolution and the Nature Nurture Debate

  • Human Development
  • Attachment Theory
  • Perception

Impact of Trauma:

  • Core Beliefs Impacted by Trauma
  • Pendulation: integration vs stagnation and disconnection
  • Evidence Based Trauma Treatment

Autonomic Nervous System

  • Window of Tolerance
  • Mind Body Connection

Aspects of our Identity that Impact Perception

  • Wheel of power and privilege
  • Wheel of Identity

Experiential Exercise: using the wheel in session

Case Studies

Questions and Answer/ Discussion/ Conclusions

CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours

CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Please note: You must attend "live" (in real-time) to earn CE credits.

Before the event, you will receive an email from CE-Go with access to the virtual event. After the event, you will receive access to your evaluation and continuing education certificate via a personalized "attendee dashboard" link, hosted on the CE-Go website. This link and access to the virtual event will be sent to the email account you used to register for the event.

Upon accessing the CE-Go "attendee dashboard", you will be able to:

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

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Julia L Israelski, LCSW LLC is fully committed to complying with all legal and ethical responsibilities to be non-discriminatory in promotional activities, program content and in the treatment of program participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance is the responsibility of Julia Israelski, the owner and presenter.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the content or process of a CEU course, a participant may file a written grievance to Michelle Risser, LCSW at michelle@mrisser.com

Upon receipt of a grievance, Julia Israelski will consult with 1-2 therapists to ensure that appropriate next steps are taken. The participant will be notified in writing about the decision and any actions taken to address the grievance and if deemed appropriate, a full or partial refund will be provided. Updates to course material will be made when needed in order to improve cultural humility and avoid discriminatory information.

If there is any issue with the online platform or with receiving CEUs steps will be taken to ensure that participant has access and opportunity to retake course if possible. In the event that it can be verified that participant did fulfill requirements for CEU certificate steps will be taken to ensure receipt.

Records of all grievances and steps taken towards resolution will be maintained by Julia L Israelski, LCSW LLC.

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