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2016 Fall Conference and Consultation Group

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The Relational Dilemma of Race, Visible to One and Invisible to the Other: Ethical and Practical Implications

6 Continuing Education credits, including 3 in Ethics, for social workers, psychologists, LPC’s and LMFT’s

Racism in the United States is uniquely structured in such a way that inequities – visible and invisible – are woven into the fabric of our society. Racism impacts our relationships, often beyond our awareness. Internalized racial oppression heightens our differences, yet we yearn for connection with others to heal personal and societal ills. As social beings, we are drawn to groups whether in therapeutic settings or communities.

This workshop will offer group leaders an opportunity to learn how our racial identities are consciously and unconsciously transformed through personal interactions. Group leaders nourish responsive groups by being able to identify and respond to colorblindness, racially encoded dog whistle language and micro-aggressions with honesty and openness. Once limiting racial taboos are spoken aloud they lose their toxicity. As we expand our skills about racial dynamics, we confidently foster cohesion in groups by making space for every member to be visible and heard.

Consultation Group On the Sunday morning following the conference, November 6th, Christine and Rudy will lead a small consultation group for those interested in exploring case material related to the conference topic. Space is limited, so reserve your spot in this group early!

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