A Safe Place To Land – Training and Personal Growth Group for BIPOC Helping Professionals

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Dates: Apr 9, 2021
Times:9:00 am - 12:00 pm


BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Helping Professionals face many challenges not shared by white colleagues.  In the midst of a global pandemic that brought higher BIPOC death rates from covid than in white counterparts, this year was an awakening to many about the blatant racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. that has existed in the world.  Yet simultaneously, there was an opening, and movement towards much needed Social Justice Reform, which brought increased hope for many.  Caring for ourselves, while also caring for our clients, has required us to dig deep, and so we need a safe place to land, and additional clinical tools, now more than ever.  This Training Workshop series can serve as a space for personal support and professional development, with other BIPOC Professionals, so that together, we can step into our resilience, and learn and implement new skills to create those safe spaces for our clients.

This four part series will include training on the importance of personal work as a BIPOC practitioner, and specific experiential and psychodramatic techniques that you can apply to your practice, regardless of whether you are working with individuals, families, couples, groups, or organizations.  There will be opportunities for personal work, and to practice these skills, with guidance from the Group Facilitators, in this hands on learning environment.

Participants will:

  • Learn easy, ready to apply experiential and psychodramatic interventions, such as role reversal, doubling, role development, and the empty chair
  • Learn how to utilize these tools in both face-to-face and virtual sessions, for individuals, groups, couples, or families
  • Learn how to create and build safety in group settings
  • Learn how to leverage grounding techniques for internal personal centering and for group member support
  • Learn how to experientially identify internal and external resources
  • Learn how to teach clients to release, embrace, and heal trauma
  • Learn how to identify treatment plan goals using an experiential action model
  • Learn how to warm up the client(s) through the use of games to increase spontaneity and creativity
  • Learn how to build mutuality and inclusion amongst group members
  • Understand the importance of BIPOC practitioners doing their own personal work
  • Learn the benefits of somatic and experiential clinical work, especially as it relates to the body-brain connection

DATE, TIME AND LOCATION:
Four Consecutive Fridays – April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30
(Attendance at all 4 sessions is required to participate)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PT each group
10:00 am – 1:00 pm MT each group
11:00 am – 2:00 pm CT each group
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET each group
Zoom Workshop

FEE:
$500 for the series
Payment plans available

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:
Please e-mail admin@braveheartretreats.com or call 310-744-5257.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:
Course meets the qualifications for a total of 11.0 hours of continuing education credit for California LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CAMFT approved CE Provider #123417. Provider approved by CCAPP-EI, Provider Number 2N-10-135-0222 for 11.0 CEH’S. Approved for 11.0 CEHs for Psychodrama* and for Experiential Professionals (ISEP).

*Please note that up to 160 hours of Psychodrama Training hours may be provided by a PAT (Practitioner Applicant for Trainer).

Please visit our FAQ page for information on special needs accommodation, our cancellation/grievance policy, and course completion document issuance.

Facilitators:

Courtney Leak, LCSW, LISW-CP is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over a decade of experience in the field.  She believes in empowering others to make the life changes that move them towards fulfillment, and approaches  therapy with a kind honesty that allows people to see themselves clearly and accept themselves for who they are, while building the strength to move into who they want to become.  Courtney believes that the healing process is interactive and uses an eclectic, creative, and experiential approach to her work.

Rosana Zapata, LCSW, CAP, CP, PAT is a bilingual (English, Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Addictions Professional, a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry & Group Psychotherapy, and is a Practitioner Applicant for the Trainer (PAT) process.  She has been practicing as a therapeutic clinician for over 22 years treating behavioral problems with children and adolescents; empowering adults to have happier, more productive lives; and teaching families to have increased communication skills and connectedness within themselves and with others.

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

1.  Participants will learn experiential and psychodramatic clinical techniques, such as role reversal, doubling, role development, and the empty chair
2.  Participants will learn how to create and build safety in group settings
3.  Participants will learn how to leverage grounding techniques for internal personal centering and for group member support
4.  Participants will learn how to experientially identify internal and external resources
5.  Participants will learn how to teach clients to release, embrace and heal trauma
6.  Participants will learn how to identify treatment plan goals using the experiential action model
7.  Participants will learn how to warm up the client(s) through the use of games to increase spontaneity and creativity
8.  Participants will learn how to build mutuality and inclusion amongst group members
9.  Participants will be educated on the importance of BIPOC practitioners doing their personal work
10. Participants will be educated on the benefits of somatic and experiential clinical work, especially as it relates to the body-brain connection

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

1.  Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits to utilizing experiential and psychodramatic clinical techniques, such as role reversal, doubling, role development, and the empty chair
2.  Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to create and build safety in group settings
3.  Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to leverage grounding techniques for internal personal centering and for group member support
4.  Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to experientially identify internal and external resources
5.  Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to teach clients to release, embrace and heal trauma
6.  Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of creating treatment plan goals using the experiential action model
7.  Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of utilizing games to increase spontaneity and creativity and warm up the client(s)
8.  Participants will be able to identify 2 clinical techniques to build mutuality and inclusion amongst group members
9.  Participants will be able to identify at least 2 benefits of  BIPOC practitioners doing their personal work
10. Participants will be able to identify 2 benefits of somatic and experiential clinical work, especially as it relates to the body-brain connection

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