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The Justice Project presents "Antiracism through the Lens of Ava DuVernay's '13th'" with Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, 2 CEs

  • 04/22/2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • All RECAMFT members are invited!

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The Justice Project presents

"Antiracism through the Lens of Ava DuVernay's '13th' "


Dr. Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT

Founder of Culture Ally

The RECAMFT Racial and Social Justice Committee invites all of our members to participate in this Zoom discussion group on:

Friday, April 22, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open to all RECAMFT members - FREE!

2.0 CEs available!

This introductory-level workshop examines how racial inequalities are manifested in the criminal justice system. Utilizing Ava Duvernay’s documentary "13th", participants consider the impact of incarceration on individuals, families, and larger communities. In the workshop, participants practice mindfulness and somatic strategies for managing the discomfort that can emerge during discussions of the criminal justice system. Participants also identify their feelings and biases related to various aspects of race, violence, and social justice. The workshop concludes with a consideration of how to integrate an antiracist clinical approach towards the criminal justice system into one’s clinical practice.

Register online for this April 22 workshop with Dr. Shawan Worsley here.

Haven't seen "13th" yet? (Only 1 hr and 40 minutes)

It's on NetFlix, or you can watch it for free on YouTube!

Watch 13th on YouTube

This is our first Discussion Group Workshop with The Justice Project. There is also one on Saturday, May 21 on How to Be an Antiracist (Psychotherapist) (register for one or both).

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  1. Practice one strategy for managing discomfort experienced when discussing the criminal justice system.
  2. Discuss 13th’s central ideas about the criminal justice system.
  3. Utilize an Implicit Association Test to explore your biases about race and weapons.
  4. Utilize AMCD’s Multicultural and Social Justice framework to explore how the criminal justice system impacts you as a clinician.


Shawan Worsley, PhDShawan Worsley (she/her) is the Founder and Executive Director at Culture Ally.  Dr. Worsley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  She holds a PhD in American Studies, an MA in Counseling Psychology, and BAs in African American Studies and International Relations.  In her former role as an Assistant Professor, she taught college courses, conducted scholarly research, presented her work at conferences throughout the country, and published an academic book with Routledge Press.  As a therapist, Dr. Worsley has worked extensively in communities of color, providing therapy and case management to adults and children in virtually every clinical setting. In addition, she has created and delivered culturally responsive clinical training and consultation to therapists throughout the country. Dr. Worsley’s vocational goal is to help eradicate mental health disparities that impair the health and well-being of communities of color as she continues to provide therapy services through her private practice in Northern California.

All RECAMFT members are encouraged to watch this important film and come participate in this workshop, to gain knowledge and support for working to be antiracist as therapists!

Register online for this April 22 workshop with Dr. Shawan Worsley 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 workshop is being hosted as part of The Justice Project. 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
  • This workshop will not be recorded. Please join us for the "live" (Zoom) event in order to participate.

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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.

  • Disability Accommodation: To request an accommodation for a disability, please email
  • 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.
  • Grievances: Please direct grievances to, and/or the chapter president at

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