Healing and Transforming Racial Trauma in the Counseling Field

This series was developed to support Mental Health Professionals & Trainees in gaining deeper awareness, skills, knowledge, and relational capacity

It took place between March 2nd and May 17th, 2021 via Zoom. You can find recordings of all the presentations below.

Start from Yesterday: Healing and Serving as Clinicians and Supervisors – Dr. Brandi Pritchett-Johnson

March 2nd, 2021

“Why are we here, why am I here?… 

Be an honorable recipient of our power”

 -Dr. Brandi Pritchett-Johnson

Empathizing with Lived Experiences: A Pathway to Healing – Natalya Bannister

March 8th, 2021

“What Grace meant to me… persevere, in spite of all this… with my head up, and to take other people along with me… Trauma can be turned into Triumph.”

-Soon-to-be-Dr. Natalya Bannister-Roby

The Only Way Out Is Through: How To Navigate Becoming Painfully Conscious of Unconscious Whiteness – Sandra Kim

March 16th, 2021

“Fear, anxiety, anger taking up all the oxygen …… I need a certain degree of spaciousness to be curious, if I am activated in some way…. I first notice how my body is feeling in that moment”

– Sandra Kim

Mental Health Care is Intersectionality-Oriented Care – Dr. Kimberly Hart

March 22nd, 2021

“At a training with Lee Mun Wah from the The Quan Yin Center for Compassionate Learning, I was asked, “When did you first notice you were different?”

-Dr. Kimberly A. Hart

Multicultural Mistakes: Racial Trauma and Healing – Dr. Victoria McNeil-Young

March 30th, 2021

“….giving the rupture the time and space that it deserves”

– Dr. McNeil-Young

All (Helping) Hands on Deck:
Oppression and (Self-)Love towards Liberation – Dr. Reuben Faloughi

April 13th, 2021

“Liberation in action includes personal transformation and institutional transformation… safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, & empowerment”

– Dr. Reuben Faloughi

Mindful Creativity to Embody Anti-Racism: a Lifelong Journey – Dr. Ana Puig

April 19th, 2021

A Strategy for addressing Racial Trauma: “Write a poem about healing and transformation”

– Dr. Ana Puig

Life at the intersections: Centering Multiple Margins – Dr. Tameeka Hunter

May 17th, 2021

“I am a human being, Do you see me? Do you see the pain that we are experiencing as a community?”

– Dr. Tameeka Hunter

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