Affinity Group for White identified clinicians inclusive of clinical concerns, and personal identity work with attention to DEI and anti-racism practices.
- Identify the value of relationship with ourselves and others when practicing anti-racism work.
- Identify phases of White Identity Development and how we move through in a non-linear fashion.
- Identify what activation happens in our bodies when doing anti-racism work.
- Learn ways to center yourself through mindfulness and the use of these practices in regulating your body when doing anti-racism work.
- Identify white supremacy structures that maintain our professional and personal practices.
- Practice inviting other group members into conversations that entail de-centering whiteness, dominance, and oppression.
- Practice concepts learned in group and through readings/podcasts/videos in everyday work and personal interactions.
About the presenter:
Michele D. Ribeiro completed her doctorate degree in counseling psychology in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with an emphasis in multicultural counseling and education. As a result, she has had a strong commitment to social and racial justice work, including examining dominance and dismantling systems of oppression. She is a licensed psychologist and group psychotherapist at Oregon State University’s Counseling Center, has a small private practice, and is an adjunct instructor at George Fox University, where she teaches a group psychotherapy course for their PsyD program. She also previously was a national trainer for PESI, Inc., a continuing education company for mental health trainings, where she presented on utilizing mindfulness and yoga within clinical practice. She is board certified in psychology, a fellow with AGPA, past board member for AGPA and currently serves on the boards for APA (specifically Div 49-Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy and Div 52-International Psychology). She has published two (co)edited books entitled: The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy (2018) and Examining Social Identities and Diversity Issues in Group Therapy: Knocking at the Boundaries (2020) through Routledge Press.
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