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Equity In Practice – Confronting The Need for Racial Justice in Social Work: Four-Part CEU Webinar Series

August 18, 2022

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Session Information

Join us for a four-part CEU webinar series focused on confronting racial justice issues in social work practice. You may attend any or all sessions, each worth 2.0 CEU’s for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC. The cost is $50 per session for CEU’s or $20 per session without CEU’s. Please register for each session separately. Each session fulfills the Cultural Competence specialty requirement for licensure in the state of Illinois.

Intergenerational Trauma & Unprocessed Grief
What is It? How do we address it?
October 28, 2022
12:00-2:00pm CST
Presenter: Raina LaGrand, LMSW, MPH, CYT | Owner/Therapist, Root to Rise Somatics, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Trauma inherently involves grief in that it can take things away from us and it can leave needs unmet. Intergenerational trauma, however, can be particularly complicated to address in that the initial source of the trauma is in the past. While many of our ancestors relied on cultural resources for processing grief, such resources have been undermined as a result of colonization and other ongoing oppressions. As a result, people with both oppressed and oppressor identities experience unprocessed and cumulative grief that has direct impacts on emotional and interpersonal functioning. In this workshop participants will explore the impact of unprocessed grief related to intergenerational trauma on individuals and communities, as well as consider the role of culture and community in healing.


Moving toward Decolonizing Gender-affirming Care
Micro and Macro Approaches toward the Collective Care of BIPOC Trans and Non-binary Folks
December 2, 2022
12:00-2:00pm CST
Presenter: Aesha Mustafa, LMSW | Co-Owner, Integrative Empowerment Group, Ann Arbor, Michigan

While gender-affirming care is expanding, affirming micro and macro practitioners often perpetuate harm through colonist practices. This interactive webinar will break down the buzzword “decolonize” and its importance in gender-affirming care. Participants will walk away with micro and macro strategies to move toward decolonizing their gender-affirming care.


Addressing the Impact of Race, Racism, and White Privilege in White Supervisory Dyads
February 17, 2023
12:00-2:00pm CST
Presenter: Sarah Bryan, LPC, Owner | Deepening Connections, PLLC
Therapist | Integrative Empowerment Group, Ann Arbor, MI

This program gives an overview of how race, racism, power and privilege affect supervision between White supervisors and White social work trainees. The program particularly focuses on the dynamics of White supervisory dyads, and how these in turn affect therapy with all clients. The program offers practical suggestions for addressing these dynamics in supervision with social work trainees.


Racial Healing Workshop
March 24, 2023
12:00-2:00pm CST
Note: This session will be capped at 50 attendees and will utilize breakout rooms
Presenter: Dr. Maime Butler, Staff Psychologist | Purdue University, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The racial healing workshop is designed to be an open and expansive experience with heart, body, and mind. Participants will engage in self-discovery, collective and community healing, and work to challenge racial narratives that have been created since the founding of the United States. They will also examine how racism has been transmitted generationally. The racial healing workshop is designed to create healing through a safe space, connection, and community.



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