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Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society 2021 Fall Workshop

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Untying the Strings of Racism and Oppression:
Raising Awareness and Honoring Socio-Cultural Threads throughout Group Therapy

Presenters: B. Diggs Williams, LCSW and Vincent Malik Dehili, PhD, CGP

An ONLINE Institute
October 16 – 17, 2021
Saturday 10:00AM – 6:45PM  |  Sunday 10:00AM – 6:30PM

October 16-17, 2021
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Presenter:

Brandon Diggs Williams, BSW, MSW, LCSW

Mr. B. Diggs Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and currently works full-time at the Durham VA Medical Center (DVAMC). He provides individual, couples, and (primarily) group therapy through the VA. He received his Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2005 (UNCG), his Master of Social Work in 2012 (JMSW Program), and his clinical license in 2012.  Mr. Williams carries a national certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression. He also specializes in personal/spiritual development, transformative thinking, and cultural competency with a focus on the Black community.

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Presenter:

Dr. Vincent Malik Dehili, PhD, CGP

Vincent Malik Dehili, PhD, CGP, is Group Coordinator and Licensed Psychologist at North Carolina State University. He is Consultation Coordinator with the College Counseling Special Interest Group of the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), Co-Chair of the AGPA Racial and Ethnic Diversity Special Interest Group and its Liaison to the AGPA Diversity and Equity Task Force. He is Vice President of the Florida Group Psychotherapy Society. He is a Professional Member of the American Psychological Association in Division 49 – Group Psychology. He serves on the American College Counseling Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Program Description:

The theories at our disposal for therapeutic group work are colorblind. This may seem like a good thing, but it is not. The mental health industry (along with other industries) is based in a white, Eurocentric framework. This framework stigmatizes oppressed individuals rather than investigating and addressing the systems surrounding them. The recognized need to endure the pains of examining and processing the pervasive nature of our oppressive systems has increased. We seek to utilize this opportunity by highlighting the maladaptive socio-cultural context that is germane to our United States.

We are all born into this world desiring unconditional love, care, and acceptance. Just as we do not blame a flower for not thriving in a drought, we seek to change the narrative from placing blame on the oppressed for their oppression. Through this training we seek to shed light on the covert cognitive and emotional strings of oppression and racism that suffocate us, the community of the United States. These strings serve as barriers to us unifying holistically and recognizing that our differences do not negate that we are interconnected. This is about claiming humanity and love and recognizing that we are all in this together.

Objectives:

At the end of the workshop participants will be able to do the following:

  1. Discuss ways in which socio-cultural transference from systemic oppression impacts individual members within the group.
  2. Practice concrete methods to set a frame for discussions of diversity within group therapy to move towards non-discrimination.
  3. Review challenges of emotional avoidance that occur when discussing race in group therapy.
  4. Address feelings of shame through self-disclosure and how to honor storytelling and personal narratives.
  5. Change the emotional narratives of at least 5 specific emotion states to depersonalize blame and decrease defensiveness in racial dialogues.
  6. Identify several adaptations made to protect ourselves from recognizing the dehumanization of black people in the United States and its parallel impact on group process.

Agenda:

Saturday: 10:00am – 6:45pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 6:30pm

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Continuing Education Credit:

1.2 CEUs and 12.0 Contact Hours credit will be awarded to participants who attend 100% of the program.
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CEU Credits Available

Workshop Pricing:

Registration Deadline: October 14th

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Important Workshop Information:

Workshop Fees
Limited scholarships are available, as well as discounts for groups of three or more registrants from the same agency or professional organization.

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CEU Information

Optional 12 hrs Continuing Education (CE) Contact Hours (and/or 1.2 CEUs) certification of training, $30 to be paid with workshop signup.
To receive the Wake AHEC Contact Hours Certification, make sure to choose the “Optional Wake AHEC Certificate” Add On Item as part of your Registration on the CGPS site.

After completing registration, your email receipt will include a link to register (at no additional charge) for the Wake AHEC CE Contact Hours Certificate.

Note: Included in your CGPS registration is a certificate of attendance from CGPS (not from Wake AHEC) for 12 hours of training, which some licenses will accept.

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Registration Deadline: October 14th

Questions? Contact Brian Clougherty, MA, MDiv, NCC, LPC
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Continuing Education Information:

Wake AHEC Contact Hours

For Wake AHEC certified CE Contact Hours, Add the optional $30 Wake AHEC Certificate to your registration.
After completing registration, your email receipt will include a link to register for the Wake AHEC CE Contact Hours Certificate.

Wake AHEC CEUs

Wake AHEC will provide 1.2 CEU to participants upon completion of this activity.
A participant must attend 100% of the program to receive credit. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Contact Hours

Wake AHEC will provide up to 12.0 Contact Hours to participants.
NOTE: This program has not been approved for NBCC credits. You can submit up to 15 hours per renewal cycle of general contact hours towards licensure renewal.

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