RECAMFT Peer-led Discussion Group for Therapists: How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
The RECAMFT Racial and Social Justice Committee invites all of our members to participate in this Zoom discussion group on:
Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Open to all RECAMFT members
2.0 CEs available!
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s How to Be an Antiracist provides us with a transformative concept of how to think about racism in a new and engaging way. In this discussion group, we will ask questions that invite us all to grapple with these concepts collaboratively with other psychotherapists, and find ways to integrate his ideas into our professional lives.
Dr. Kendi’s comparisons of racism and antiracism provide a clear guideline of where we need to situate ourselves in order to be engaged and active citizens. We will draw on other writers and writings to assist us in understanding our roles and responsibilities as mental health professionals. What does it mean to be an antiracist professional in the mental health field?
Learn more about Dr. Ibram X. Kendi here.
Note: If you need to purchase the book, we invite you to consider doing so from a Black-owned bookstore such as The Collective in Oakland.
This is our second discussion group with the Racism & Social Justice Committee. There is also one on May 20th to discuss the movie 13th. Register for one or both.
At the completion of the experience, participants will be able to:
- Define what distinguishes an antiracist professional in the mental health field.
- Integrate their deepened knowledge of how systemic racism impacts mental health into their therapy practice.
Your hosts: The Co-Chairs of RECAMFT's Racial & Social Justice Committee
Katharina Kienböeck has been working as a Marriage and Family Therapist and teacher in a variety of settings for the past 20 years. She has created programs and led groups at a day treatment center in New York for SPMI clients, worked with women and families at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles, and supported clients with severe mental illness to live independently in Sonoma County. She has been an Adjunct Professor of social justice,
psychology and cultural diversity at Antioch University in Los Angeles as well as at a Community College in Hudson, NY. For the past 9 years, she has been in private practice and teamed up with her colleague Linda Block to support couples in their relationships. In 2020 they also created monthly Anti-Racism Salons offered to Mental Health Professionals in Sonoma County.
Linda Block has been practicing as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor in private practice and in a medical setting for the past 20 years. Linda spearheaded a counseling training center within a medical clinic in a rural setting where there was little opportunity for people to find support and therapy. Linda has also worked for the ADL as a DEI trainer for students and teachers. Linda implemented gay-straight alliances to support those kids at highest risk of suicide in middle and high school in Kern County. In Sonoma County, she helped create a black student union at the local high school. Linda teamed up with Katharina Kienböeck to coach couples to better relationships. In 2020 they created monthly Anti-Racism Salons offered to Mental Health Professionals in Sonoma County.
RECAMFT Director at Large Emily Larkin
Emily Larkin was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 2020 and has been working with clients in the field of mental health for the past seven years. She has provided in-home parent support counseling to new parents, facilitated groups and provided individual counseling to junior high and high school students for the Petaluma City Schools district, and provided mental health counseling in both community clinic and private practice settings throughout Sonoma County. Emily runs her private practice out of Sebastopol, working with individuals with anxiety, relational distress, and depression. Emily is passionate about social justice issues and helped formulate and run the Diversity Committee of Lomi Psychotherapy Clinic during her associateship, focused on improving representation and inclusion within the clinic for both clients and therapists. She has been a part of RECAMFT’s Racial and Social Justice Committee since its formulation in 2020, and is a new member of the RECAMFT Board of Directors.
All RECAMFT members are encouraged to read this important book and come participate in this discussion, to gain knowledge and support for working to be antiracist as therapists!
Register online for this June 11 discussion group here.
Note: If you have trouble registering, please be sure you're logged into your RECAMFT membership account first, then try again. This discussion group is only available to RECAMFT members.
Notes & Location
- Interested in the RECAMFT Racial & Social Justice Committee? Find out more here!
- Another Discussion Group is being hosted by the Racism & Social Justice Committee in May. Please register for each event separately
- We will meet on Zoom meetings. In your confirmation email from RECAMFT, you will receive instructions for an additional Zoom-registration step that you'll need to complete, in order to get your personal Zoom Join Link for the discussion group. This Zoom-registration step is required in order to generate your personal Zoom Join Link, so that attendance can be tracked for purpose of granting continuing education credits. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This Discussion Group will not be recorded. Please join us for the "live" (Zoom) event in order to participate.
Find more RECAMFT trainings and events here.
Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Redwood Empire Chapter CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
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- Refunds: N/A.; this is offered as a free event.
- CE Certificate: You must attend the entire program and complete the course evaluation to receive your CE credit certificate. At the conclusion of this educational event, after confirming attendance, an email with a link to the evaluation form will be sent to all attendees who attended in full. Once you complete and submit your evaluation, you will have immediate access and be able to print or save your CE Certificate. This course meets the qualifications for 2.0 hrs of continuing education (CE) credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
- Notice of recording: This discussion group will not be recorded.
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