Join Brandon Diggs Williams, LCSW and Vincent Malik Dehili PhD, CGP on October 16th and 17th for their Fall workshop: Untying the Strings of Racism and Oppression: Raising Awareness and Honoring Socio-Cultural Threads Throughout Group Therapy. Sessions will be held 10:00am – 6:45pm on Saturday, and 10:00am – 6:30pm on Sunday.
This workshop seeks to shed light on the covert cognitive and emotional strings of oppression and racism that suffocate us, the community of the United States. These strings serve as barriers to us unifying holistically and recognizing that our differences do not negate that we are interconnected. Our aim is to help group members claim their humanity and love in the face of the systemic racism that plagues our society. More than anything, we hope that group members leave our conference recognizing their individual power and implication in the fight against racism.
At the end of the workshop participants will be able to do the following:
1. Discuss ways in which socio-cultural transference from systemic oppression impacts individual members within the group.
2. Practice concrete methods to set a frame for discussions of diversity within group therapy to move towards non-discrimination.
3. Review challenges of emotional avoidance that occur when discussing race in group therapy.
4. Address feelings of shame through self-disclosure and how to honor storytelling and personal narratives.
5. Change the emotional narratives of at least 5 specific emotion states to depersonalize blame and decrease defensiveness in racial dialogues.
6. Identify several adaptations made to protect ourselves from recognizing the dehumanization of black people in the United States and its parallel impact on group process.
CGPS Current Member: $250
CGPS Student Member: $125
Non-member students: $150
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