The current sociopolitical climate has magnified historical wounds of racism and oppression. Additionally, the current global pandemic has disproportionately impacted people of color with people of color dying at higher rates than non-people of color. This is yet another crisis that is bringing out and deepening old wounds amongst communities of color perpetuated by white supremacy, white fragility, and racism.
This workshop is for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). Clinicians who are bi- or multiracial are also welcome.
In this interactive training participants will:
- Discuss the unique ways BIPOC have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic
- Name collectively the unique challenges of being a clinician of color in the mental health and social services fields during this time
- Identify collectively some ways to manage these unique challenges
- Discuss ideas on how to overcome colonial mentality in order to decolonize trauma work