Event date: 10/16/2020 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Export event
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Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II


A live webinar - 2 Clinical Contact Hours - for social workers and allied professionals

About this Event

Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice - Part II

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


“Understanding racism and white supremacy are endemic to the development of all authentic relations between humans, including humans and nature. My life work has become about cultivating 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 about ourselves and each other so we can co-create authentic social engagement for all our relations.

~Keita Annie Whitten Foster

Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice Part II.

This is not a traditional workshop. This is an experience designed to engage you in a somatic exploration. Part one introduced broad brush strokes introducing concepts like “racialized emotional fragility,”, and how to recognize flight, fright, freeze, and fawn as racialized emotional fragility within your body. In part II, participants will build on concepts briefly explored and practiced in part one in. Part II will hold space for you to learn how to (and practice) develop a somatic understanding (capacity) for navigating the visceral effects of race. This practice is foundational for the ability to help move you through the zones of fear, learning, and growth, which hinder your process in becoming an anti-racist practitioner.


Clinical Learning Objectives

1. Identify HIPP theory implications for social workers, clinicians, and trauma.

2. Demonstrate how to navigate race as a visceral exercise

3. Recognize your limitations and build resiliency as you move towards being an anti-racist practitioner.


If you did not participate in Part I - please watch the recorded webinar - https://naswme.socialworkers.org/Professional-Development/Continuing-Education

please watch this free E- course to help set the stage



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.

Keita is a proud member of NASW.


Workshop details:

  • 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 - lynncstanley@gmail.com 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 - lynncstanley@gmail.com Checks may be made out to and mailed to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta, ME 04332


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