First and third Wednesdays, October-December 2021
(10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, & 12/15)
10 am-noon Pacific / 1-3 pm Eastern
For white therapists, supervisors, and others who do clinical work.
Fee: $300 total for all six sessions
After this group I feel like I have so much more work to do, but I feel a little bit more embodied. I feel a little bit more able to actually say words about it to other people, rather than stewing in my own shame.”
During and after participating in this group, I found myself initiating conversations with clients about racism in ways that I never felt brave enough to before. Lieva’s compassionate leadership encouraged my risk-taking in a way that simultaneously deepened and relaxed my clinical work.”
It’s done so much for me just to be able to say these things; to get honest in front of other people and receive unconditional positive regard for the parts that I expose. Every time I show up I’m teaching myself that I’m not afraid to be here and talk about it. I mean, I’m afraid, but I still show up.”
I’ve been able to have a much more respectful and fruitful relationship with my supervisees, both by more comfortably addressing the issues they raise about their work with their clients, and by being able to name any cultural differences between us and engage together about them. This group also really helped me talk about whiteness with my white supervises. Now we actively engage our whiteness together as I guide them more confidently than ever in their work with clients.”
I’m so grateful for this group. Every single time I went to one of these meetings I left feeling like it was the absolute best use of that time ever. I never wanted to come, and I was always so glad I did.”
Transforming the racism embedded in our culture is white people’s work to do. In this consultation group for white therapists, we support each other in staying somatically regulated as we turn our attention to engaging and transforming the particular ways our whiteness is showing up in our lives and clinical work.
Lieva Whitbeck is a skilled facilitator and teacher who has been thinking deeply about pedagogy for more than twenty years. As part of her long term commitment to engaging with the ways her whiteness shows up in every aspect of her life and world, Lieva relishes coming together with other white people to engage deeply in the liveslong work of dismantling white supremacy and reclaiming our humanity.
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