Racial Literacy Consultation Groups: Professional Development for Mental Health Professionals
The next group will begin on Friday January 12, 2018 and will meet bi-weekly for six sessions.
The Racial Literacy Consultation Group aims to strengthen mental health professional’s capacity to understand and respond to racial dynamics that occur in clients’ lives and are re-enacted in other environments. Internalized racial oppression, racialized sexual fantasies, racial identity concerns, colorism, privilege and disempowerment impact interpersonal connections. Being able to honestly examine race-related issues enhances personal and professional self-confidence.
The Racial Literacy Consultation Group will meet bi-weekly on Fridays for six sessions from January 12 – March 23, 2018. Participants will be invited to identify their professional development goals for the twelve week duration of the group. Group leaders will provide brief didactic presentations that incorporate best practices and are based on members’ goals. Participants will be expected to bring in examples from their professional and community experiences, with particular attention to transference and countertransference dilemmas in which societal stereotypes as well as familial re-enactments occur.
Where: New York, New York
When: Friday January 12-March 23, 2018