How to Develop an Effective Antiracist Lens Within your Clinical Practice.
Presenter: Keita Annie Whitten Foster BSW, MSW LCSW, SEP
Founder: Ready, Set THrive!, The Harriet Tubman Movement Coalition of Maine, and Community Dialogues on Racism as a Public Health Crisis in the Midst of COVID-19
2 Clinical Contact Hours approved by NASW Maine
Social workers and allied professionals are invigorated by the groundswell and focus on antiracism. However, within a clinical practice, managing the uncertainty, shame and conflict within our clients while simultaneously managing our own, can be challenging. This workshop will provide clinicians with tools to identify, embrace, and work through transference and counter transference when working with POC clients, families and communities as White and POC practitioners.
Prior to the workshop, please watch this free E- course to help set the stage
Participants will be able to:
- Identify racialized emotional fragility within your body
- Working outside your comfort zone: Recognize your limitations without shame and how to move through it.
- Identify, embrace, and work through transference and counter transference as a necessary space for building trust working with POC clients, families and communities as White and POC practitioners.
About the presenter
Keita is an LCSW, an alumnus of the University of Southern Maine, a Kripalu Yoga certified instructor, and a graduate of Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. Her practice is based on the ability to heal racialized adversities, trauma, empowerment, and the ability to Thrive. Her approach is holistic in its ability to blend the practices of somatic psychology, antiracism, class, and race using a womanist prose. Keita has worked in the field of social justice and clinical intervention for over 25 years. Before arriving in Maine, she was a student activist at Brough Manhattan Community College where she joined ACORN to address issues of affordable housing. In Maine her work in community includes Preble Street, a CPS social worker with The Maine Dept. of Human Services, Community Counseling Center, Connections for Kids, a school-based clinician with Portland Public Schools, and teaching gentle restorative yoga for elders, cancer patients, and woman survivors of war and torture. Demographics include mixed raced and blended families and rural communities including refuges and asylum seekers. She currently has an online private practice in Harrison, Maine USA.
“My work is all about capacity, spirit, compassion, resiliency, grace, perseverance, and healing. Our stories are unique, yet we are not alone. There is no hierarchy of pain or suffering. The challenge is recognizing how these experiences continue to shape our current understandings and relationships with ourselves and each other so we can create authentic social engagement.”
~Keita Annie Whitten Foster
- The zoom link and handouts will be emailed to you prior to the workshop
- Please plan on joining us 10 minutes before the start of the workshop to ensure your technology is working
- If you encounter any technological issues prior or during the workshop you can email or text Lynn - firstname.lastname@example.org or 603.496.0994
- There will be a 15 minute break at the midway point
- To recieve your professional contact hours certificate, after the workshop, you will be emailed an evaluation, you will be emailed your certificate upon receipt of your completed evaluation.
- Any questions or to pay by check, please contact me - email@example.com Checks may be made out to and mailed to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta, ME 04332