Identity and Clinical Practice
Integrating the Liberation
With Eddie May, MSW, LCSW
Cost: $60 for half day of trainings (3 CEUs)
Questions? Contact Tessa Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-802-0299.
Effective clinical practice requires us to fight against social injustice to promote equity of opportunity and engagement with clients. However, social justice and anti-racist work continue to be conceptualized as macro interventions that are separate and distinct from clinical direct practice. This dichotomy has specific implications on our practice settings and too often reenacts experiences of bias, trauma, and harm in diagnosis and mental health treatment. To address this division, participants will learn and utilize the Liberation Health Model (developed by Dawn Belkin Martinez and Ann Fleck-Henderson) as a framework for centering intersectionality in therapeutic practice.
Embracing the personal, institutional, and cultural factors related to a client’s mental health symptoms, this training will provide an overview of the Liberation Health Model, the need for implementation in non-profit and private practice settings, and its application to the therapeutic relationship. Small group activities and case studies will support participants in integrating the model into their day-to-day practice.
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