All programs will take place 12-2 pm via LiveStream
2020-2021 | Live-Streamed events (12:00 – 2:00 pm, days vary):
Monday, Sept 21 – If your clients are not talking about racism — What are you doing wrong? w/ Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Dr. Williams will spell out deliberate steps for building allyship from the start of therapy, as well as how to recognize, avoid, and repair inadvertent micro-aggressions that can occur. (full program info)
Monday, Oct 12 – The Psychotherapeutic Potency of Hip Hop w/ Andrew Watkins, LCSWA
Andrew Watkins will draw from Hip Hop (the most listened to genre in the U.S.) to facilitate critical self-reflection and emotional expression among participants, and to contribute to validation and empowerment among clients. (full program info)
Friday, Oct 30 – Clinical Praxis: Applying a social-justice lens to direct practice with clients w/ Rani Varghese, MSW, Ed.D.
In this interactive and experiential workshop, Dr. Varghese will engage participants with anti-oppressive theory and practice, critical self-reflection, and skills to foster transparency, accountability, and shared power. (full program info)
Tuesday, Nov 17 – Expressive Arts for the Present Moment w/ Hillary Rubesin, PhD, LPCS, REAT and Laurie Selz-Campbell, MSW, CPRP
Join in as a self-care break and also to learn how to share expressive arts therapy while socially distanced, at a time when anxiety, isolation, and losses are high and access to healthful outlets are limited. (full program info)
Date TBD – Eating Disorder Risks and Strategies during the Covid-19 Pandemic w/ Rachel Goode, Ph.D., MPH, LCSW; Charlynn Small, Ph.D. & Mazella Fuller, Ph.D.
Pandemic-exacerbated distress and lack of healthful outlets feed into disordered eating. Drs. Goode, Small, and Fuller will share strategies to help vulnerable clients with present-moment awareness and self-care. (full info)
Date TBD – The Professional is Political: Ethical nuances in providing transgender affirming mental health care w/ Raye Dooley, MPH, LCSWA
Raye Dooley will engage participants around ethical practices to support transgender clients and clients with gender dysphoria from an intersectional perspective that reduces harm and contributes to liberation. (full program info)
Monday, April 12 – Living Ethics: A Cross-Cultural Perspective w/ Karon Johnson, LCSW
It is ethical practice to be prepared to work with a diverse population. Participants will explore best practices regarding competence, humility, use of self and boundaries, and critical self-reflection. (full program info)