LIVE WEBINARS

Below you will find all of our currently scheduled live trainings opportunities. 

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.

Julie and Kurstie are offering times for 1 HOUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION GROUPS 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. Consultation groups will be limited to 5 participants to ensure each attendee receives time and space to address their specific clinical concerns. Date and time will be coordinated after the presentation by email.

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Intuitive Eating and Anti-Fat Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community: The History of Anti-Fat Bias

Presented by Reyna Lusson, LSW and Miriam Mogilevsky, LISW-S

Wednesday, July 6th 2:00pm-4:00pm
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

Participants will learn the history and origins of anti-fat bias in the context of racism and ableism. This session will bust some common diet culture myths, and break down the white supremacist history of the BMI.

The content of this training draws significantly on the work of fat activists and scholars; participants will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources from individuals with lived experience, and are strongly encouraged to continue learning from this material. Miri and Reyna strongly believe that fat people deserve paid opportunities to speak about their own experiences of fatphobia and perspectives on how to resist it; this training is not that, and should not be considered a substitute for learning directly from fat individuals about their experiences.

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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.

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Intuitive Eating and Anti-Fat Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community: Anti-Fat Bias in Medical and Therapeutic Settings

Presented by Reyna Lusson, LSW and Miriam Mogilevsky, LISW-S

Wednesday, August 3rd 2:00pm-4:00pm
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

Participants will learn how anti-fat bias shows up in the present day and creates disparities in healthcare. This session will discuss how weight stigma affects patients and staff in healthcare settings. There will be discussion on how microaggressions such as fatphobic documentation and BMI limits for gender affirming surgery can lead to health disparities and avoidance of medical care.

 

The content of this training draws significantly on the work of fat activists and scholars; participants will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources from individuals with lived experience, and are strongly encouraged to continue learning from this material. Miri and Reyna strongly believe that fat people deserve paid opportunities to speak about their own experiences of fatphobia and perspectives on how to resist it; this training is not that, and should not be considered a substitute for learning directly from fat individuals about their experiences.

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Intuitive Eating and Anti-Fat Bias in the LGBTQ+ Community: Intuitive Eating 101

Presented by Reyna Lusson, LSW and Miriam Mogilevsky, LISW-S

Wednesday, August 31st 2:00pm-4:00pm
2 CEs- Meets Ethics Requirements 

This webinar will focus on intuitive eating as a way to resist diet culture and anti-fat bias. This is not a comprehensive training on intuitive eating, but will introduce the core principles, as well as some other strategies that providers can use to disrupt anti-fat bias in medical and therapeutic settings. 

 

The content of this training draws significantly on the work of fat activists and scholars; participants will be provided with a comprehensive list of resources from individuals with lived experience, and are strongly encouraged to continue learning from this material. Miri and Reyna strongly believe that fat people deserve paid opportunities to speak about their own experiences of fatphobia and perspectives on how to resist it; this training is not that, and should not be considered a substitute for learning directly from fat individuals about their experiences.

Click here to register for the training.