SD CAMFT Therapist of Color Support Group and Therapist of Color Facebook Group
San Diego CAMFT is happy to continue our monthly Therapist of Color Support Group. This group is an open discussion format for individuals to share, discuss, seek, and provide support. This is a closed space for those who identify as POC/BIPOC/TOC. For those who no not identify as such, please be on the lookout of additional groups that center on allyship. This is a FREE event. You must be a San Diego CAMFT member to register.
Register here: https://www.camft-sandiego.org/event-3876734
Request to join our Facebook group for updates & discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/657200734864741/?ref=share
Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community via Sunshine Behavioral Health
A FREE informational resource covering key issues such as:
Anti-Racism Training from the Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso
This is a FREE training. Several of our board members have previewed it and found it informative. Note: if you have a Texas license you can pay and receive CEUs.
Are you curious about exploring your own unconscious biases? Local therapist Charmaine Utz of Living Unapologetically developed this free workbook to help.
“Have you asked yourself what you can do so you don't reinforce the prejudices and systemic “isms” in our world today? We are all impacted by our unconscious biases. Having difficult conversations with ourselves is part of the change that needs to occur.
Here’s What You CAN Do: A 30-day Challenge to Lean Into Your Biases
1. Have a good understanding of how to challenge yourself to lean into your biases
Resmaa Menakem is a Healer, Author, Trauma Specialist
“Our society needs to break down systems and institutions that perpetuate the concept of white body supremacy and recognize how the myth of race and historical trauma is deeply ingrained into our culture. I’ve developed somatic-body approaches that negotiate the common historical and perpetual myths that Black bodies, Native bodies, and other bodies of color are inherently deviant and that the white body is the standard of humanness.”
His website https://www.resmaa.com includes more information on his books, courses, and podcast.
“The best laws and diversity training have not gotten us anywhere near where we want to go. Therapist and trauma specialist Resmaa Menakem is working with old wisdom and very new science about our bodies and nervous systems, and all we condense into the word “race.” Krista sat down with him in Minneapolis, where they both live and work, before the pandemic lockdown began. In this heartbreaking moment, after the killing of George Floyd and the history it carries, Resmaa Menakem’s practices offer us the beginning to change at a cellular level.”
For a list of anti-racism resources including recommended books, podcasts, articles, movies, videos, organizations to follow, and additional resources: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
If you would like to submit additional anti-racism resources to be included on this page, please email the resources to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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