What does it mean to be a member of the Latinx community? This workshop encourages participants to examine cultural biases and assumptions that can contribute to treating a community of individuals as “other,” including when this stance comes from a place of ethical compassion. Ivy Hooper will draw from her extensive practice with members of the Latinx community and share powerful observations of unique strengths and challenges within its members. She will also emphasize the multiplicity of experiences within this community, diverse in: language, heritage, citizenship, nationality, ethnicity, race, residency, generation, as well as layers of individual experience. Participants will also engage in practices of self-examination and a nonjudgmental stance that applies more broadly to working with the diversity of individuals outside of the dominant paradigm.
Mignon (Ivy) Hooper, LCSW is a bilingual, bi-cultural therapist with more than 20 years of counseling experience in the US and abroad. She currently sees clients at Right Direction, Inc., and Namaste Psychotherapy and Counseling, in Durham, NC, and provides supervision on culturally sensitive practices for a diverse population. Her research and practice areas include trauma and spirituality, family violence, health disparities and communities of color, and cross-cultural therapeutic interventions. She has worked as a Hospital Chaplain and an HIV/AIDS Counselor, which have increased her sensitivity around death, dying, grief and loss.
Clinical Lecture Series at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work