Decolonizing Mental Health: Moving from Whitewashed Wellness to Culturally-Affirming Practices

Presented by Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW and Julie Hazel, LPCC-S

Thursday, June 23rd 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

The presenters invite participants to attend this training with an open mind as the information presented will de-center well-known theories and practices that were built on the foundations of white supremacy, systemic racism, and oppression. The presenters will aim to aid participants in identifying their implicit biases as well as challenge and dismantle practitioner’s educational and professional experiences. This training will aim to amplify teachings, theories, and practices rooted in the knowledge passed down from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color throughout history that have paved the way for the common theories, interventions, and practices used today. This will allow space for participants to critically think about the ways in which systemic racism and white supremacy have played a foundational role in the development of educational and professional practices within the Psychology, Social Work, and Counseling fields. From this perspective, participants will be able to critically examine the ways in which implicit biases have skewed professional practices and allow practitioners to incorporate more culturally relevant and appropriate practices when working with marginalized communities.

Training coming soon.

Radical Rest: Dismantling Productivity and Reclaiming Self Care

Presented by Abbey Carter Logan, LPCC-S and Kurstie Bevelhymer-Rangel, LSW

Thursday, July 21st 2:00pm-5:00pm
3 CEs

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.

Click here to register for the training.