Action Learning Workshop
Monday, June 27 • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT
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This workshop is part of the CARE TA Center’s Anti-Racism in California’s Crisis Continuum of CARE: Action Learning Workshops series. Each 3-hour workshop will offer a 60-minute pre-recorded presentation combined with facilitated discussion and action planning. Instructors will guide participants through a process to create individualized plans for implementation. Moving from learning to action, participants will gain competencies and walk away with skills, templates, tools, and resources to apply to their daily work in the crisis continuum of care.
Through the lens of African American psychiatric history, this session will explore the imbedded values, policies and practices that perpetuate patterns of oppression and inequity for marginalized populations. Utilizing the Seven Healing Questions inquiry framework, this session will address how to name, analyze and strategize to disrupt oppressive patterns that contribute to traumatizing encounters for BIPOC communities and create more space for healing and emancipatory practices.
This workshop will include live viewing of a presentation (originally part of the CARE TA Center virtual conference in June 2021) and facilitated discussion focused on applying insights from the presentation to your daily work.
Action planning will focus on understanding systemic racism and its historical roots within the field of psychology, the evolution of today’s criminal legal system and how it continues to perpetuate the tenets of white supremacy, and the intersectionality of trauma, systemic racism, and the criminal legal system.
Meet the Speaker
Vanessa Jackson is a Soul Doula, psychotherapist and owner of Healing Circles, Inc. In Atlanta Georgia. She is also Chief Mixologist at Dudley’s Apothecary where she conjures aromatherapy sprays to support mind/body/spirit healing. Vanessa co-edited, Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services with Elaine Pinderhughes, MSW and Patricia Romney, Ph.D. on power in clinical and community settings. She is the author of two monographs focused on African-American psychiatric history. Ms. Jackson’s passion is supporting activists in creating healthy and balanced lives. She offers an Activists Assistance Program to provide politically conscious and clinically sound counseling and healing workshops to Atlanta-area feminist/queer/social justice non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Radical Optimist Collective which provides antiracist and social justice focused counseling and training.
Continuing Education Credits
Attend CARE webinars and receive continuing education units (CEUs)! CARS is an approved provider for the CA Board of Registered Nurses (#CEP16303), California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (#131736), and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (#4N-08-923-0722). Certificates are available for the following credentials: ASW, BRN, LCSW, LEP, LMFT, LPCC, PPS, CADC, and CCPS.