Examining the Impact of Colonization On Mental Health Practices

Fri Mar 08 2024 at 08:30 am to 03:30 pm

InPowered Yoga Studio | Chicago

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Examining the Impact of Colonization On Mental Health Practices
A training and CEU event for mental health professionals presented by Licensed Clinical Psychologist Victoria Doobay Ph.D.
About this Event

Join Victoria Doobay, Licensed Psychologist, RYT in Examining the Impact of Colonization on Mental Health Practices.

The decolonization of mental health practices is complex, yet essential to the healing process within ourselves, clients, and our systems. These are processes affecting everyone whether it’s conscious or unconscious. Bringing awareness to our location in colonization can support us in our decolonization journeys. Components of decolonization include recognizing how colonization has impacted everything around us, unpacking our own ways of existing and thinking as mental health professionals.

This full-day event will dive deep into how colonization has affected mental health practices and explore ways to decolonize our approach to mental health. Come together with your fellow mental health practitioners for this transformative in person workshop taking place on Friday March 8th, at InPowered Therapy + Yoga. 5 CEs, inlcuding 1 credit of required implicit bias training, are available for IL licensed therapists for an additional $25.

In this transformative workshop we will begin with establishing norms and expectations that will facilitate a brave space from which we can enaged in an examination of colonization on a large scale with a focus on how we can uproot and challenge processes that do not feel aligned with client centered work. In part two we will deepend this exploration to bring awareness to ways we have internalized the colonist mentality. Come learn from experts in the field and engage in meaningful discussions with like-minded individuals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain valuable insights and perspectives!

Get more information and view the agenda here. For further questions reach out at [email protected].

EVENT SCHEDULE: 9:30 - 3:30

Please see the detailed agenda below.

<h4>Additional Details</h4>

Continuing Education Credits Available!

  • 5CEs available for mental health practitioners
  • Includes 1-hour of mandatory implicit bias training.
  • CEs sponsored through Centered Therapy Chicago Training Center
  • CTC is an approved continuing education provider for the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Lic #268000085).
  • CEs are provided for licensed Psychologists, Counselors, and Social Workers. Please check with your governing board to verify your continuing education license requirements.
  • Cost for the CEs is $25 to cover the cost of processing.

ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER:Victoria Doobay, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, supervisor, and clinical training manager at DePaul Family and Community Services (FCS). She is also a registered yoga teacher, graduated from Bloom Yoga Studio; she teaches in various community spaces. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral degrees at the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. At FCS, Victoria provides individual, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and families both in the clinic and community settings, as well as supervises graduate students. She also conducts and supervises psychological assessments.Victoria holds a growth mindset in regards to the mental health field, and is an active advocate for decolonization practices and training both within and outside FCS. Victoria provides support from a decolonial perspective incorporating various healing modalities for mind, body, and spirit, such as mindfulness, yoga and body awareness/movement, and art/music expression. Victoria is also a lifelong learner dedicated to unpacking the internalization of colonization within herself.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

InPowered Yoga Studio, 2220 West Lawrence Avenue, Chicago, United States


USD 200.00 to USD 225.00

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