Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II
Presenter: Keita Annie Whitten Foster BSW, MSW LCSW, SEP
Founder: Ready, Set THrive!, The Harriet Tubman Movement Coalition of Maine, and Community Dialogues on Racism as a Public Health Crisis in the Midst of COVID-19
2 Clinical Contact Hours approved by NASW Maine
“Understanding racism and white supremacy are endemic to the development of all authentic relations between humans, including humans and nature. My life work has become about cultivating capacity, spirit, compassion, resiliency, grace, perseverance, and healing. Our stories are unique, yet we are not alone. There is no hierarchy of pain or suffering. The challenge is recognizing how these experiences continue to shape our current understandings and relationships about ourselves and each other so we can co-create authentic social engagement for all our relations.
~Keita Annie Whitten Foster
Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice Part II.
This is not a traditional workshop. This is an experience designed to engage you in a somatic exploration. Part one introduced broad brush strokes introducing concepts like “racialized emotional fragility,”, and how to recognize flight, fright, freeze, and fawn as racialized emotional fragility within your body. In part II, participants will build on concepts briefly explored and practiced in part one in. Part II will hold space for you to learn how to (and practice) develop a somatic understanding (capacity) for navigating the visceral effects of race. This practice is foundational for the ability to help move you through the zones of fear, learning, and growth, which hinder your process in becoming an anti-racist practitioner.