Next Steps on the Journey: Moving Toward Antiracism 2024

Second Fridays of the Month, February 9-December 13, 2024; 12-1:15pm ET
Live on Zoom | 13.75 CEs

Facilitator: Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT and Ann Wheeler, LICSW

Cost: Free for Members; $80 for Non-Members
Cost of CEs: $179 for Members; $206 for Non-Members

Program Dates: February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 2024

Next Steps on the Journey: Moving Toward Antiracism integrates the self-reflective work from Moving Toward Antiracism: A Yearlong Guided Reflection through Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy with the relational and clinical work that we do as family therapists. Using the framework adapted from Constructive White Conversations participants will gather to reflect on their own anti-racism journey and how to bring anti-racism work into their professional work as psychotherapists. The group adheres to three common values:

  1. We are not experts. We will continue to work on ourselves and notice how white supremacy shows up in our lives. 
  2. We are non-hierarchical. Roles in the meeting will rotate including host, person to share personal story and deciding on topics for each session. 
  3. We aim to be more anti-racist in the therapy space. By sharing how we work through cases and experiences, we learn and grow. 

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe three ways racism shows up in their thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  2. Identify three issues of racism in therapy sessions
  3. Evaluate three tools for assessment and treatment that may be utilized in their practice

Schedule (all times in ET):

12-12:15pm: Introductions to the group and establishing goals and intentions for the meeting
12:15-12:30pm: Identify ways that white supremacy impacts the development of your personal and professional career
12:30-12:45pm: Breakout room: Identify ways that white supremacy has impacted the development of your personal and professional growth in the last month
12:45-1pm: Identify specific component of white identity development
1-1:15pm: Review resources, identify strengths and gains

Join us in 2024 as we continue to take steps towards becoming antiracist therapists and organizations. Please sign up only if you can commit to attending a minimum of six sessions. 

Sign Up for Next Steps Here!

This activity is pending certification by the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions for LMFT professional continuing education.

This activity is pending certification by the National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions for LICSW professional continuing education.

Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.

This program is being offered independent of any commercial support or conflict of interest. Clinicians with any level of experience are welcome to participate.

Cancellation Policy: Please email us at [email protected] if you are unable to make it. We will give a full reimbursement for cancelations one month prior to the training.

Accessibility Statement: Participants will receive access to the Zoom link after signing up for the conference. Closed captioning can be provided by request.