How to Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice
NASW-CO Workshop: How to Develop an Antiracist Lens for Your Clinical Practice (2 Part Live Webinar)
Presented by Keita Annie Whitten Foster BSW, MSW LCSW, SEP. Consultant, Educator, Racialized Trauma Practitioner, Embodied abolitionist.
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
Part 1: Friday October 2 - 8:30 am - 10:45 am MT
Part 2: Friday November 6 - 8:30 am -10:45 am MT
Registration is for both parts. Attendees will receive 4 CEs. 15 min break during each session. Register through the Social Work Online CE Institute.
“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
About the Workshop:
This workshop will focus on introducing participants to an anti-racist practice model that will assist social workers in developing the ability to both expand capacity to understand the dynamics of transference and counter transference with regard to racialized tension. As social workers, we must be able to “metabolize” our own responses to race and also to allow for our clients the same space.This workshop will help you identify and manage racialized emotional fragility and what to do about it. You will learn techniques to help you and your client co create an environment of capacity to support authentic regulation for the emotional body.
Clinical Learning Objectives:
- Identify racialized emotional fragility within your build body
- Recognize your limitations without shame and the ability to support how to move through it.
- Identify, embrace, and work through transference and countertransference as a necessary space for building trust working with POC clients, families and communities as White and POC practitioners.
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 Maine communities including refugees and asylum seekers. She currently has an online practice in Harrison, Maine USA.