Presentations – Presentaciones
I have conducted trainings and presented on a variety of topics including:
- Social Work and Social Justice
- Trauma Informed Care
- Shame & Self Esteem
- Cultural Sensitivity
- Cross Cultural Unity
- How to be an Anti-Racist Healer
- Latino Mental Health
He hecho entrenamientos y presentaciones sobre los siguientes temas:
- Trabajo Social y Justicia Social
- El Impacto del Trauma
- Intervenciones Enfocadas en el Trauma
- Vergüenza y Autoestima
- Competencia Cultural
- Unidad Transcultural
- Como Ser Un Terapeuta Anti-Racista
- Salud Mental de Latinos
Past Workshop Descriptions:
The fields of Psychology, Counseling and Social Work, have largely left us untrained and unprepared to work with changing demographics and across difference. We will explore Whiteness, White privilege, White guilt and White fragility in order to build distress tolerance and increase comfort around these themes. We will learn about the historical context of our work and the links between our field of practice and White Supremacy, Scientific Racism, and Eugenics. We will discuss how clinicians can bring these into the therapeutic relationship and healing spaces, while also building awareness about how not to further re-traumatize clients of color and grow in our comfort around having difficult conversations about identity, race and oppression.
Title: Sistarhood: Building Unity Amongst Young Wom@n of Color
As Wom@n of color we have been nurtured under a colonial gaze and socialized in a White Supremacist Society. This reality fosters internalized oppression and creates an environment of poor mental health, low self-esteem and self-worth. It also often leads to division, infighting, and increased competition amongst our women. Reclaiming our individual wellbeing is tied to Building Unity through Sistarhood. This workshop will address self-love and healing so that we are able to support each other’s rise and move towards true justice.
Title: Walking Alongside Undocumented Trauma Survivors
This workshop will provide insight into the experiences of undocumented trauma survivors, while encouraging participants to analyze how our day-to-day interactions play a role in re-enforcing systemic violence; re-traumatizing survivors and limiting access to healing. The workshop will promote self-reflection on themes of cognitive dissonance, privilege and power, and strategies for ending cycles of oppression.
Title: Social Work and Social Justice Micro-Social Work and It’s Larger Context.
This workshop provides insight into social work and social justice around immigration advocacy. The micro, mezzo, macro effects of illegality on immigrants, their families, and the greater community are explored. The workshop will discuss the impact of trauma on immigrants and their re-traumatization in the mental health field. Suggestions for therapeutic interventions are provided.
Title: How to be an Anti-Racist Healer
This workshop is an invitation to practice self-reflection and self-awareness in order to begin healing yourself from toxic whiteness. Together, we will explore topics of Race, Racism, Whiteness and White Privilege in a way that will allow you to work through the difficult emotions that tend to come up, increase your comfort around such topics, and help you begin to develop a new perspective on your role in the movement.
Title: Dismantling Oppression in the Therapeutic Space.
This workshop will lead participants in understanding how therapists can, and often do, play a role in re-enforcing racism and oppression; re-traumatizing people of color and limiting access to safe and healing spaces. The workshop will discuss oppression at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and will promote self-reflection on themes of cognitive dissonance, micro-aggressions, implicit bias, and strategies for dismantling oppression in the therapeutic space.
Title: Exploring Race and Organizational Culture
This workshop will promote self-reflection on topics of Race, Racism, Whiteness and White Privilege in a way that will allow you to work through the difficult emotions that tend to come up and increase your comfort around such topics. The workshop will discuss oppression at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels in order to develop a new perspective on ending racism in organizational culture and greater society.
Title: Reflecting on Whiteness 101