Join April Harvin and Christine Schmidt for their six-week workshop on developing racial literacy. This group is designed to equip heling people (therapists and other caretakers) to understand and respond to the dynamics implicit in internalized racial oppression, racialized sexual fantasies, racial identity concerns, colorism, privilege, and disempowerment.
Participants will leave this group being able to more honestly examine race-related issues and show up in the workplaces as a better ally and more confident caregiver/coworker.
Participants will be invited to:
– identify their personal and professional development goals for the duration of the group and
– bring in examples from their professional, personal, and community experiences, with particular attention to dilemmas in which societal stereotypes as well as familial re-enactments occur.
Group leaders will provide brief didactic presentations that incorporate best practices in alignment with participants’ goals.
The Racial Literacy Consultation Group meets six Fridays, September 10 – October 15, 2021
Where: on Zoom
When: 9:30am-11am EST, 8:30am-10am CST, 6:30am-8am PST
Fee: $570 ($95/session) for white-identified participants
$300 ($50/session) black-identified and other POC’s.
Our differentiated fees reflect our commitment to addressing racial inequity in access to services. Scholarships are available.
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Contact April Harvin (email@example.com) or Christine Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to register.
A note on the organizers:
April Harvin, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She also provides clinical administrative leadership for private and public entities, clinical supervision to individual psychotherapists, and provides consultation to organizations and groups committed to becoming anti-racist in their practices.
Christine Schmidt LCSW, CGP is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brooklyn, New York, a mediator, and an educational consultant. She has published about psychological dynamics racism with particular focus on the impact of whiteness.