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Creating an Anti Racist Group  

Presenters: Dr. Aziza A. B. Platt and Dr. Adi Avivi

Sunday, November 15, 2020
1:00 – 3:00 pm 

Description: Parallel processing is a term often used in group psychotherapy. Patterns from patients’ personal, familial, social, and psychosocial histories show themselves in the group’s dynamics. Parallel processing allows the group’s leaders and members to explore such patterns rather than just enact them. Racial realities are part of these patterns; however, they are seldom explored and confronted. As recent events brought the reality of White Supremacy and racism to the forefront of awareness, group psychotherapists would greatly benefit from understanding how racial biases operate in their groups, their organizations, and in themselves.

In this training, we will learn how to identify racism and how it operates, its effect on BIPOCs and on white folx, and about its intersection with other identity factors such as sex, gender identity, class, ability status, etcetera. We will learn about the different roles and tasks BIPOCs and white folx have in the journey toward an antiracist culture (Hardy, 2016 – The PAST Model), and we will examine how an antiracist position could enrich and vitalize our clinical work and our connection with our professional communities.

$40 Non-Members                   
$15 Students or New Professionals                                           
Free for WGPS Members  

2 Contact Hour/CE credits are available to LMSWs and LCSWs upon completion of registration, attendance to entire
workshop, license presentation, and payment.

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