Title: How to Implement Antiracist Interventions in Clinical Practice

Date: Tuesday, June 7th 2022

Time: 12-1pm EST

Location: Online via Zoom

This event has been approved for 1 Continuing Education Credits by the CCPA.


“We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let’s know how to be antiracist” (Kandi, 2019, p. 11).

Why did it take the horrific death of George Floyd and related events for black communities to suddenly be heard and seen, to be taken seriously, and for their mental health needs to be considered? For many of us, myself included, our years of professional training provided little or no attention to the realities and challenges that face black communities. We learn to be a “pretty good white therapist” (Kenneth V. Hardy) but little or nothing about how to clinically work with a racial lens, nor how to implement antiracist interventions when working with a diverse population.

This workshop is intended to help begin addressing gaps, and the lack of training about racial issues for mental health professionals. Black Lives DO MATTER, and it is not a movement, it is a lived reality. When I wake up in the morning, I am still Black.

In this workshop, we will tap into the following:
- Understand the effect of our unconscious racist biases
- Explore the impact of racial issues on mental health
- Learn to use interventions that are culturally appropriate for better psychosocial assessment and interventions
- Transform our vocabulary from “I AM NOT RACIST” to “I AM AN ANTIRACIST ALLY.”

Thank you for wanting to be part of the change.

Please note that this is not a recorded event, please contact us if you can no longer attend.

About the Presenter - Jacklyn St Laurent:

Jacklyn's foundation is rooted through their ancestor’s history and their clinical background. Using antiracist interventions, working with a holistic and spiritual point of view, all rooted in a relational approach. They hold a master’s degree in Psychotherapy, Counselling and Spirituality. They are currently a PhD student in the same program with Saint Paul University. They are currently a part-time professor and clinical supervisor in the Psychotherapy, Counselling and Spirituality program at Saint Paul University. They also do research regarding Black Women’s Sexual Health in Canada with the Montfort Hospital and they are currently engaged in helping Ottawa’s Black Communities to regain their sense of wholeness by volunteering with the Ottawa Black Mental Coalition and partnering with the Canadian Women of Color Leadership Network as the Wellness Director.

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LUNCH & LEARN - How to Implement Antiracist Interventions in Clinical Practice

  • Tuesday June 07 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM