This course is worth 1.5 continuing education contact hour for LCATs in New York state.
Workshop participants will be asked to read Peggy McIntosh's article, Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack and Robin D'Angelo's seminal article on White Fragility as preparation for the workshop. Discussion of the concepts of white privilege and fragility will be facilitated and explored critically. There will also be experiential work done to explore how these concepts operate and perform within workshop participants.
1) Participants will be able to define and identify white privilege and fragility; what it is, what it means.
2) Participants will begin to understand the impact these concepts have on their lived experience as a therapists and, if applicable, the institutions they work within.
3) Participants will be challenged to think critically about ways to break through their own fragility and leverage their privilege in order to foster justice and equality in their work.
Cara is a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist and LCAT in NYC. She completed post-graduate training in the practice of Authentic Movement and Group Psychotherapy. She has been practicing in NYC for the duration of her career, working in psychiatric hospitals, educational settings and non-profits. Presently, she maintains a private practice in Chelsea, NYC. In addition, she is adjunct faculty at the Pratt Institute Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Program and SUNY Empire State College in the Human Services undergraduate studies program. Her current interests, writing and otherwise focus in on examining unconscious bias and how white privilege and fragility performs within the realm of psychotherapeutic practice.
Briana MacWilliam has over 12 years of clinical experience as a creative arts therapist, and is the Founder and Director of CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com. She has held two directorial positions in community-based and day-treatment settings, and was a research outcomes coordinator for four years, at the Amen Clinics, Inc.—a brain research and diagnostic facility. She edited and co-authored two books on the subjects of attachment and complicated grief, and working with LGBTQ populations. She is also the Director for Continuing Education for Pratt Institute’s Creative Arts Therapies Department. Additionally, she provides training in spiritual wealth and professional development online, through her program, "The Abundant Healer."
CreativeArtsTherapiesOnline.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. (#CAT-0014.)