Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society

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Examining Social Identities and Diversity Issues in Group Therapy

  • 11 Feb 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • ONLINE

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  • Members register at no charge but can make a donation.
  • Non-Members register with a suggested donation of $10.
  • Michele Ribeiro

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Examining Social Identities and Diversity Issues in Group Therapy

Presented by 

Michele D. Ribeiro, EdD, ABPP, CGP, ABPP

FREE to Members, $10 suggested donation for non-members.

This 90 minute presentation will examine how to attend to social identities (e.g. race, gender, class, etc.) within our group membership and as leaders and how to navigate dynamics as a function of differences in power and positionality. We will also discuss particular importance of group therapist accountability in dismantling the invisibility of systemic privilege and domination.

About the Presenter

Michele D. Ribeiro completed her doctorate degree in counseling psychology in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with an emphasis in multicultural counseling and education. As a result, she has had a strong commitment to social and racial justice work, including examining dominance and dismantling systems of oppression. She is a licensed psychologist and group psychotherapist at Oregon State University’s Counseling Center, has a small private practice, facilitates a training group in group psychotherapy for psychiatry residents at a local hospital and is an adjunct instructor at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon and Zanzibar University in Tanzania. She also previously was a national trainer for PESI, Inc., a continuing education company for mental health trainings, where she presented on utilizing mindfulness and yoga within clinical practice. She is board certified in psychology, a fellow with AGPA, and serves on the boards for AGPA and APA (specifically Div 49-Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy and Div 52-International Psychology). She has published two (co)edited books entitled: The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy (2018) and Examining Social Identities and Diversity Issues in Group Therapy: Knocking at the Boundaries (2020) by Routledge Press and a recent article in the American Journal of Psychotherapy, Intentional call to action: Mindfully discussing race in group psychotherapy (2021).

Objectives

    Participants will be able to
    1.  1.) Describe how to attend to social identities (e.g. race, gender, class, etc.) within our group membership and as leaders,
    2. Describe how to navigate dynamics as a function of differences in power and positionality, and
    3. Discuss the particular importance of group therapist accountability in dismantling the invisibility of systemic privilege and domination.

      Certificate of Attendance

      A 1.5 hour attendance certificate documenting attendance will be provided. While these are not certified CE Contact Hours, for some licenses, our certificate verifying attendance would be sufficient.


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