You've always been good at connecting with clients.

You've helped families reunite.  You know how to direct couples in their communication.  And through your years of experience and selective trainings you've developed expertise working with a specific population whom other clinicians find challenging.

You know how to be inviting and build therapeutic rapport:

  • You listen.
  • You make eye-contact.
  • You paraphrase.
  • You listen for and reflect active change talk.

But somewhere along the way, you never really developed a comfort level discussing racism.

In fact, you never really talked much about it at all.  Perhaps it didn't even come up.  Maybe you were secretly relieved.  Except, now everyone is talking about racism.  It's everywhere.  How did you miss this? And what do you do now?  How do you navigate racism in the session? 
Do you bring it up or wait for your client?
It's still awkward.
But now you are more aware than ever just how awkward it is.

You're ready to move forward. The only question is how.

You feel hesitant and anxious about having such conversations. You're also a little self-conscious about how your disconnect appears in a world that is divisive regarding matters of race.

You need guidance that is informed, reliable and supportive as you explore this terrain and reclaim your confidence and expertise as a competent and caring professional.
You are ready to make the change to fill in the gaps in your awareness in a space that will allow you to make mistakes without judgment.

Anti-Racist Playbook For Therapists is a practical and "hands-on" workshop that guides you through

REAL LIFE PITFALLS TO BUILD COMPETENCE AND AUTHENTIC CONNECTIONS WITH BIPOC CLIENTS IN NEED OF YOUR CARE


THE PROGRAM IS AN APPROACH TO CARE THAT UTILZES A CONTEXTUAL AND INTUITIVE FRAMEWORK

  • Trauma informed
  • Interactive
  • Experiential learning
  • Includes ongoing community with live follow-up one hour group coaching

AND IT IS NOT A VOCABULARY LIST OF DOS AND DON'TS

You did not spend years in school and many hours in trainings to work through a laminated cheatsheet during your sessions.  You will not spend your time memorizing the "right things" to say.


It's a Supportive, Interactive and Informed Mentorship

Learn through attunement and shift into being as we cover these aspects:

HOW RACISM SHOWS UP IN THERAPY

  • Common complaints by BIPOC individuals.

  • What non-BIPOC clinicians miss.

  • Best practices.

PTSD VS. RACIAL TRAUMA

  • How racial trauma manifests. 
  • Are your treatment modalities outdated?

COMMUNITY LEARNING

  • Participate in ongoing community with like minded peers.
  • Interactive FB Live.
  • Impromptu virtual coffee chats with your coach.

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Here's How It Works:

One of the key objectives of the workshop is to touch on the context that inhibits open discussions of racism and then explore common scenarios in which implicit bias undermines the therapeutic relationship.


How racism generates implict bias

The workshop will summarize a framework for understanding racism that is introduced in detail in the workshop "From Pain to Purpose."  Ms. Greenfeld will also provide an overview of racial trauma and highlight salient features that pertain to the impact of systemic racism.

The Nitty Gritty

In the remainder of the workshop, you will learn details about 1) what to look for to identify racial trauma, and 2) specific ways in which you can help clients

As we do so we will touch on:
 ~Common complaints made by BIPOC clients regarding their experiences with non-BIPOC clinicians, and
~Explore common issues such as how to deal with being asked if you are racist or dealing with a racist client

Experiential Learning

Don't just hear about what you might do.  That usually stays in dreamland.  Here we nudge you to Reflect, Try it out, Reflect Some More and Interact With Peers and an Experienced Coach.

Meira Greenfeld, JD, MSW, LMSW

Meira is uniquely qualified as an expert on racism particularly as it affects mental health and has been involved in activism and advocacy for decades.  She is a sought-after speaker and Harvard Law graduate with a passion for helping individuals harness and transform anger, frustration and into productivity, potential and purpose. She is a student of Professor Derrick Bell from whom she learned Constitutional Law and Conflict Race Theory.  As a professional ontological coach, her focus is on integrated learning that promotes personal growth, motivation and action that shapes who you are and what you are doing in real ways.

She is an experienced social activist with award winning community work for leadership and public service.  

She is also a licensed trauma psychotherapist in private practice specializing in trauma, addiction, identity cohesion and racial/intergenerational trauma.

You can catch up on the latest  regarding Ms. Greenfeld's work on her weekly podcast Keeping Company.

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THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU IF

  • It bothers you that you might be offending clients with unknown bias.
  • You wish to work with BIPOC individuals and put them at ease.
  • Your agency  lacks inclusivity.
  • You would like to participate in meaningful change that supports the fight against racism.
  • Purpose and meaning are important to you.

YOU ARE NOT QUITE READY IF

  • You are satisfied with your cultural diversity training.
  • You don't wish to work with BIPOC clients.
  • Your therapeutic style or agency requirements require "by the book" treatment with little room for adaptation or accommodation for client preferences.

Here's What Others are Saying:

In Pain to Purpose, I found a safe space to explore my own feelings, ask questions, connect with others and learn from Meira, who is a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend participation for everyone in the mental health field, even if you feel that you have 'already done the work.' I was able to further identify blind spots I have, as well as identify those parts that still need work and healing. I can't wait to continue my growth in this community.

By Suzy R-S

This workshop was AMAZING!!!! I highly recommend Meira Greenfeld and want to encourage everyone to attend one of her future workshops. Meira Greenfeld not only brought her vast knowledge of the impact of racial trauma but presented the information in a direct way. She welcomed engagement by the audience and created a supportive environment to share our reactions and questions. I also appreciated the follow-up email the next day that included acknowledging the heaviness of the material discussed and offering encouragement to find our own actionable steps. I found this workshop to be a great investment in my anti-racism journey.

Jeanene Wolfe, LCSW


FAQs

  • Q. When is the workshop?

  • Q. What is the cost?
  • Q. How long is the workshop?

  • Q: What if I pay and can't make the workshop?

  • Q: Do you offer a group discount?

  • Q: Help!  I paid but can't find my registration link.

  • Q: I've been a therapist for 20 years and never had a complaint.  Will I benefit from this workshop?

  • Q: Do I need special equipment?

  • A. The workshop will be late October-November.
  • A. The workshop is $97.
  • A: The workshop is three hours long.  
  • A: We don't offer refunds, but if you contact us we will credit you for a repeat workshop.
  • A: We offer discounts for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us.
  • A: Contact us if you can't find your registration link.
  • A: Many BIPOC clients won't tell you what is wrong. They are used to "code-switching."
  • A: Our workshops are conducted via Zoom.  You can download the free app if you are using your phone or tablet. You can access Zoom directly via a laptop or desktop computer.


Your Next Steps

Click the sign-up button below if you are ready to come out of the shadows to move past any hesitation to deal with racism and have those discussions head-on with confidence that you are providing supportive care.



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