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Dr. Nathalie Edmond “Racial Trauma and Antiracism in the Therapy Room”
October 13, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm$20.00 – $125.00
This workshop will explore the legacy of the racial hierarchy in the U.S. and practices for developing an anti-racism perspective in clinical and personal life. We will explore concepts such as white privilege, implicit bias and more subtle forms of racism. Participants will be able to conceptualize racism and anti-blackness culture as a form of racial trauma and how that lives in the body and can show up differently in the therapy room. We will work to deconstruct therapy models that center whiteness and how to hold space for collective rage and grief with clients and colleagues. This anti-racism model will take a mindfulness based approach to invite in curiosity and an embodied experience. It is an interactive workshop that uses a multimedia format to encourage processing in different ways.
- Participants will be able to identify overt and implicit forms of racism.
- Participants will be able to name three ways white body supremacy culture shows up in daily life and can present in the therapy room
- Participants will be able to describe different types of racial trauma and associated symptoms. Explore how antiblackness plays a role in this.
- Participants will be able to define microaggressions and its relationship to implicit bias.
- Participants will identify different types of rage, grief and stress related to racial trauma and its weathering effect.
- Participants will be able to describe three model minority stressors.
- Participants will identify five strategies for taking an anti-racist stance to create more inclusive spaces.
Dr. Nathalie Edmond is a licensed clinical psychologist and experienced yoga teacher. She has been in the therapy world for twenty years. She has been a clinician and/or administrator in a variety of clinical settings such as PHP/IOP, college counseling, and community mental health. She started her own private practice in 2015 and it grew to a group practice in 2019 called Mindful and Multicultural Counseling. Dr. Edmond specializes in the treatment of trauma from a mind-body-spirit approach. She is intensely trained in DBT and trained in EMDR as well as sensorimotor psychotherapy. She teaches a doctoral class on multiculturalism and feminism. She does DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice) consultation with a wide variety of organizations. She believes that conversations about being racial beings has to be embodied and relational.