Addressing Internalized Racialized Oppression Within Counseling: A Healing Practice For Addressing L

Addressing Internalized Racialized Oppression Within Counseling: A Healing Practice For Addressing L

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When:  Dec 15, 2022 from 13:00 to 14:00 (ET)
Addressing Internalized Racialized Oppression Within Counseling: A Healing Practice For Addressing Legacies of Racial Hurt
with Marcela Kepic, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS and Jesus Jaime-Diaz, PhD

Historical legacies for social acceptance in the United States have been attributed to hurtful legacies of Americanization, Anglo-conformity and assimilation. To acquire national belonging, both racialized minoritized groups and immigrants have had to discard their language, culture and identity. Such insidious ideologies have been normalized intergenerationally in the deculturalization of ethnic groups through agents of socialization such as schools and mental health. Thus, it is imperative to self-reflect on ideologies deriving from such socio-historical epoch in cultivating a strong, healthy sense of place/belonging and therapeutic relationship.

The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate a dialogue on addressing internalized oppression and its effects on the sense of place/belonging for historically oppressed ethnic/racialized/minoritized clients and counselors. Particularly how regularly invalidating, demeaning, or suppressing one’s or other marginalized groups’ heritage, identity, self-worth, and human rights further normalizes internalized oppression. The framework for such dialogue is embedded in counseling self-reflective methodologies and racial/ethnic identities development.

- To provide the audience with definitions of the key terms, such as: Americanization, Anglo-conformity, assimilation, internalized racial oppression, perpetual foreigner, etc.
- To introduce the racial and ethnic identity development model and explore ways to dialogue about internalized oppression using counseling self-reflective methods.
- To facilitate a discussion about the effects of internalized oppression and its impact on therapeutic relationship and provide remedies for healing and thus stronger therapeutic alliance through dialogue.
- To summarize the key takeaways from the webinar and provide further through provoking questions and allow for Q&A if necessary.

About the Presenters:

Dr. Marcela Kepic, PhD, LPC, NCC, & ACS is an associate professor of practice at the University of Arizona. Her expertise is in human development across the lifespan. Her research agenda focuses on the life satisfaction and wellness of adults who experience loss and grief. Dr. Kepic is a past president of the Association for Adult Development and Aging as well as a member of several national and international professional organizations. She contributes to peer-reviewed publications, and presents at national, international, and state conferences. She serves as a reviewer for a few peer-reviewed journals. She maintains her private practice and is a passionate educator, supervisor, and mentor.

Jesus Jaime-Diaz Ph.D. is Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator-Instructor in the M.Ed. Secondary Education Alternative Pathway Program in The College of Education at The University of Arizona. He earned a Ph.D. in Language, Reading & Culture with a Minor in Mexican American Studies from The University of Arizona. His research has previously focused on testimonio and critical ethnographic methods in exploring how Mexican American community college students in Oregon use their lived experiences to serve as a catalyst to “empower” them to pursue higher education. His current research interest is focused on racialized social class as a unit for analysis in the schooling experience(s) of Mexican American students along the borderlands of Arizona.

Current AMHCA Members: $10

Non-Members: $20

AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for this webinar to all attendees who are registered and attend for 45 minutes or longer. Attendees must view the presentation using the Zoom application on their computer, tablet, or smartphone. Attendance will not be counted for those dialing in by telephone only. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. More provider information can be found here. All sales are final - webinar registrations are non-refundable.


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