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Decolonizing Therapy

1.5 CE Interactive Live Webinar
June 14,2022, 6:30pm – 8:05pm

The purpose of the Decolonizing Therapy Workshop is to understand ways we can  decolonize our therapeutic practices. Understanding key terms like colorblindness, deficit thinking and white dominant culture. We will explore how texts like the DSM and psychological handbooks impact the way we think about clients. Integrate ancestral wisdom into our practice to best serve clients of color and white clients alike. Able to understand how we integrate disability justice, healing justice, and anti-oppression into our work. 

Class Objectives Include:

  1. Define colorblindness, deficit thinking, poverty discliping, white dominant culture
  2. Explore impacts of text and counseling on clients 
  3. Examine diagnoses that can be harmful without careful consideration to complex histories and context
  4. Define and understand anti-oppression in our work
  5. Identify ways to be anti-colonial in therapeutic work while reflecting how other participants of our practice feel about these issues.

Target Audience: Social workers and mental health professionals

Content Level: All Levels of Clincians: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

Course Agenda:
6:20-6:30pm Login to your Thinkific account and prepare for the class to begin.

6:30-6:40 pm- Introduction

6:40- 6:50 pm- Define and understand colorblindness, deficit thinking and poverty disciplining.

6:50-7:00pm- Explore and discuss white dominant culture cycle 

7:00-7:10pm- Examine diagnoses that can be harmful without careful consideration to complex histories and context

7:10- 7:20pm- Explore impacts of text on clients 

7:20-7:25pm – Break

7:25-7:35pm-  To reflect and consider ways to be anti-colonial in therapeutic work. 

7:35- 7:45- Q & A 

7:45-7:55pm- Conclusion

7:55-8:05pm – Posttest and Course Evaluation

Fee and Registration:
The Fee for this course is $45 and includes 1.5 CE credit. Be sure to register by June 12,2022. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. 

About the Instructor:
Lyrica Fils-Aimé, LCSW-R, RPT-S, serves as a Director of Equity Transformation and Culturally Responsive Environments at the New York City Department of Education. Lyrica is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and founded a private practice in Harlem. Lyrica obtained her BA from the University of Richmond in Psychology and Business, an MSW from New York University and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University. Lyrica began working in equitable education and counseling while working at Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School as a Community School Director. In this role, she created and designed equity teams, diversity councils, affinity groups, multi-cultural programming and supervised social workers with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive leadership focus. She specializes in Decolonizing Therapy and Leadership and integrating methodologies on Ancestral Trauma and Wisdom.

System Requirements
Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higherBroadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

Course Completion Requirements:
To earn CE credit, social workers and mental health clinicians must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete both the online posttest and course evaluation. Upon completion of the live course, you will be immediately prompted to complete the posttest and then the course evaluation. Once you receive a passing score of 80% or above (you will have an unlimited number of attempts to take the posttest), you will be prompted to complete the course evaluation. Participants will have a 24-hour time window from the end of the live course, within which both the posttest and the course evaluation must be completed in order to receive credit. A certificate of completion will appear within your account and you will receive an email congratulations message and link to your Certificate of Completion as well.

CE Information:
Bhava Therapy Group, #1782, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Bhava Therapy Group maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 12/09/2021 – 12/09/2022.  Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credits.

For questions, concerns, or to request accommodations, please email or call 646-389-5801

Refund Policy

Refunds for live in-person courses are offered up to 1 week in advance of the course start date. Refunds for live online courses are offered up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course. Refunds are issued in the original form of payment used.  Any cancellations or requests for refunds after the 1 week or 24 hour window respectively are reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests for refunds or cancellation after the 1 week or 24 hour window, if granted, may qualify only as a credit for future courses not as a refund of the original payment used.

If you are unable to attend the class you registered for, please to request your credit

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund.

Grievance Policy

The Bhava Therapy Group Continuing Education Program (BTGCEP) aims to provide an educational experience that meets and exceeds the highest standards for professional continuing education. The BTGCEP strives to address and meet each participants’ learning needs in an easy to use, transparent, supportive and openly communicative manner with substantive and quality content and instruction.

If at any time, a participant experiences a difficulty or grievance of any kind such as access to CE course, delivery of courses, attendance to courses, quality of or level of instruction of the courses, receipt of certificates of completion and the like, the BTGCEP team commits to respond promptly and in a timely manner with as much clarity, respect for the request or expressed grievance and work to resolve the grievance in a satisfactory and integrous manner.