2019 Training Offerings
CharLIT Uprising: A Case Study in Deploying Emergency Mental Health Services During Protests and Civil Unrest™
In 2016 Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). After Scott was killed, protests continued late and Justin Carr was shot and killed in the middle of a large group of protestors. Over a hundred people were arrested following protests over the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte in 2016 and dozens reported witnessing Justin Carr’s shooting, violent and traumatic encounters with law enforcement, and intense psychological triggers. Because community members were experiencing significant emotional and psychiatric distress Reia Chapman, a social worker organized the CharLIT Uprising Emotional Response Team. This team was comprised of over 100 licensed clinicians, healers, and spiritual guides who offered services free of charge. Given the continuous violence enacted on Black, Brown, and Queer people across the country and world, it is imperative that mental health clinicians understand how to organize.
Decolonizing Therapy™ 101: Cultural Accessibility for QTPOC and their Families
The purpose of this workshop is to cover common barriers to QTPoC mental healthcare accessibility, learn how to create safety and provide affirming care from intake to discharge, and develop integral advocacy strategies to dismantle discriminatory practices in the medical and nonprofit industrial complex. QTPoC are disproportionately at risk for interpersonal violence, truancy, drug and alcohol use and poor mental health outcomes. Evidence supports our current understanding of the most intentionally investigated intersections of race, class, and even gender, however what has been missing from our field discourse is how the education and medical industrial complex at the intersection of mental health creates barriers to culturally appropriate care. Further, we know that unaddressed mental health concerns lead to additional social problems to include poverty, unemployment, and incarceration. Participants will gain specific knowledge and actionable skills to increase QTPoC access to mental health care and to skill up to close the gaps in learning and practice. We will explore the complexities of our professional ethics and working environments and co-create actionable solutions to immediately improve care with QTPoC students and their families.
Decolonizing Therapy™ 102: Advanced Clinical Practice with BIPOC
This workshop allows advanced clinicians the opportunity to explore with depth and intention the joy and complexities of working with Black and Indigenous People/Person(s) of Color. We will explore concepts of language, healing justice, safety, and challenges to providing culturally accessible and competent care. We will explore the historical context of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual DSM and the efficacy of using diagnosis as a basis to treat historical and recurring trauma in BIPOC. Using case studies and relevant research, participants will further explore the complexities of professional ethics and working environments and co-create actionable solutions to immediately improve care with BIPoC individuals and their families.
Decolonizing Therapy™ 103: Shifting Culture in Agencies and Organizations
This workshop is designed for leaders and administrators of agencies, organizations and practices. While the content is specific to the health and human services professions, the core concepts are adaptable to any industry or workplace employing or working with marginalized groups. In this workshop leaders will explore implicit bias, systemic oppression, and marginalization at the organizational level and take away tangible next steps to improve collaboration, communication, and culture.
Decolonizing Therapy™ 104: Mama's, Mental Health, and Cultural Accessibility
In an age of government sanctioned family separations at border crossings and the overrepresentation of undocumented and POC in jeopardy of losing custody of our children due to discriminatory reporting and investigating practices, it has become increasingly important for us to recognize how to navigate the ever present systemic oppression in our social systems. Evidence supports our current understanding of maternal and infant mortality outcomes at the most intentionally investigated intersections of race, class, and gender, however what has been missing from our movement discourse is how the medical industrial complex at the intersection of mental health creates barriers to culturally appropriate care. Participants will gain specific knowledge and actionable skills to alleviate many of the challenges faced by new and expanding family systems. We will explore the complexities of our collective birthing and parenting experiences through the use of storytelling and share our stories of resilience and recovery.
Out of the Shadows: An Intersectional Analysis of Mental Health as a Reproductive Justice Issue™
The purpose of this workshop is to provide an overview of maternal mental health, the challenges and barriers mother’s encounter pre and post delivery resulting from traumatic birth, and how the empirical research and the Reproductive Justice framework can be used to increase knowledge, awareness and advocacy.
Reproductive Justice in Social Work Practice™: An Overview
This workshop explores the Profession of Social Work from a Reproductive Justice lens though taking a deep dive into the Social Work Code of Ethics, Ethical Principles, and Values. We will cover the fundamentals of the Reproductive Justice Framework to include human rights, reproductive oppression and the intersection of Social Work with Social Justice Movements. Participants will engage in critical analysis of the profession and their practice and gain a deeper knowledge of how and why Social Work is Reproductive Justice Work.
For speaking inquiries and training requests please contact Reia Chapman at [email protected] or (980) 495-6305.