IN-DEPTH LIVE TRAININGS
Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Counseling Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients
Presented by Stacey Diane Arañez Litam, PhD., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC
Wednesday, November 3rd 12:00pm-2:00pm
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements
This webinar provides a brief historical overview of anti-Asian discrimination to help mental health professionals contextualize how xenophobic rhetoric may contribute to racial trauma and psychological distress. Next, clinical implications for counseling Asian and AAPI clients will be outlined. Finally, attendees will learn culturally relevant, trauma informed strategies for cultivating ethnic identity, enhancing resilience, and promoting psychological wellbeing among Asian and AAPI communities.
Stacey is offering times for 1 HOUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION GROUPS following this training to help deepen understanding of the concepts discussed, allow for practical application of concepts to specific case examples, and address attendee’s specific clinical questions. Full details and registration for consultation groups are available via the link below.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of racial discrimination towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have substantially increased. Anti-Asian rhetoric touted by political leaders and media outlets that refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” echo historical sentiments of anti-Asian oppression and may contribute to higher rates of mental health distress in Asian and AAPI communities.
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Healing 101: Mental Health and the Indigenous Community
Presented by Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW
Thursday, November 18th, 2021 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements
This webinar will aim to provide education on the history, intersectionality, and best practices of working with Indigenous people, communities, and tribes. The populations covered will extend beyond the federally recognized tribes of what is now known as the United States and will also cover the First Nations of Canada, Inuit, Métis, as well as Indigenous tribes of Mexico. This training will serve as a brief introduction to working with Indigenous communities, confronting the barriers to healthcare, mental healthcare, and provide resources for advocacy on behalf of these communities.
Native/Indigenous people have been colonized since the formation of what is now considered The United States of America. Due to forced cultural assimilation, many Native/Indigenous communities lost their identities and are victims to political, economic, and cultural structures prominent in the US that contribute to a rise in health-related problems, including mental health illnesses. To combat this, it is imperative to address the inequality and discrimination faced by Native/Indigenous people as this has been shown to be more effective than the standardized societal focus and emphasis on medication and traditional western therapy.
Radical Rest: Dismantling Productivity and Reclaiming Self Care
Presented by Abbey Carter Logan, LPCC-S and Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW
Thursday, January 20th 2:00pm-5:00pm
Research has shown that rest and self-care are essential for our wellbeing. Many of us know this and have a difficult time showing up in our lives for ourselves as we continue to show up for our clients. Join us as we guide you through dismantling white supremist and capitalistic societal ideologies of productivity and self-care, to help you reframe what these core practices can look like in your everyday life and clinical work. This training will aim to acknowledge how current events are impacting our daily lives as well as guide you through practical ways to manage distressing results such as collective trauma, pandemic and compassion fatigue.
ACT 101: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Presented by Jacqui Hoke, LPC
Wednesday, February 16th 9:00am-12:00pm
Have you ever felt tired as a clinician of battling people's negative thoughts and feelings? Or felt like you're not sure what you're doing is working? This 3 hour intro to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy will give some insight into how this process-based therapy takes a different approach to helping clients by not trying to change them, but rather helping them to get back in touch with their own agency through acceptance, mindfulness and a greater focus on what makes their life meaningful. We'll cover the basics of ACT, including the six core processes and how they move clients from an inflexible orientation to life to a more psychologically flexible one. We'll also get experiential and learn some helpful interventions that can get you started in increasing your and your clients' openness, awareness, and engagement in your lives.