2022 PSCSW Annual Meeting of the Members Mindful Engagement of Race and Other Marginalized Identities

PSCSW Annual Meeting of the Members
with Presentation by Donna Harris LCSW
Mindful Engagement of Race and Other Marginalized Identities


Title: Mindful Engagement of Race and Other Marginalized Identities
Date: 11/6/2022
Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: Online via Zoom
CEUs: 2 Ethics CEUs for Social Workers in PA & N.J.
Presenter: Donna Harris, LCSW, CGP

Program Description
As Social Workers, we are ethically bound to address social and cultural differences as well as social justice issues with our clients. Too often, however these conversations are avoided unless initiated by the client which is problematic. In addition, oftentimes these conversations take place only when there are perceived differences between the social worker and the client but not when identities appear to be the same. Most social workers long to engage clients and colleagues at a deeper, more meaningful level, but are afraid of mis-stepping, alienating people or causing harm and so they do nothing. This interactive presentation will address some of these ethical dilemmas and engage participants in exercises grounded in mindful facilitation designed to bridge the gap between cultural awareness and active engagement around differences.

Presenter Bio

Donna Harris is an African American, licensed clinical social worker who has been practice for over 30 years working primarily with adults. She is the Director of Intercultural Counselling, LLC, a private practice located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia where she provides individual and group psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to adults. Her therapeutic approach is relational with attention given to the impact of systemic and personal racism and oppression. She serves as faculty at Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Service and Social Research, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society (EGPS) and at the Institute for Relational Psychoanalysis of Philadelphia (IRPP). Ms. Harris is also the Founding Director of Intercultural Network, LLC, which provides trauma-informed, diversity and inclusion assessments and training to organizations. She is also certified as a mindful facilitation trainer.
Currently, she runs a weekly group for female-identified persons who have experienced all forms of trauma and is currently recruiting for a multicultural process group with plans for a BIPOC process training group for therapists in 2023.

Teaching Method:

• Lecture
• Discussion
• Experiential

Objectives - Participants in this 90-minute presentation will:

  1. Discuss NASW Standards of Cultural Competency
  2. Differentiate between Cultural Competency and Cultural Responsiveness
  3. Understand the impact of systemic oppression on interpersonal interactions
  4. Explore ethical concerns related to engaging people with marginalized identities
  5. Practice Beginning Mindful Facilitation Skills

Registration Information
You may register for this conference by completing the registration form and mailing it with a check or credit card information to the PSCSW office; or you may register online with a credit card atwww.pscsw.org. All conference fees include a CE certificate. If you need to cancel after you have registered, refunds (minus a $15 administrative fee) will be issued prior to the program date.

Continuing Education

FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 2 ethics CE credits for professional workshops sponsored by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work, a state affiliate of the Clinical Social Work Association listed in Section 47.36 of Title 49, Chapter 47 of the PA Code, State Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is also approved for 2 ethics CE credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for 2 ethics continuing education ethics credits. Attendance at programs or courses given at state and national social work association conferences, where the criteria for membership is an academic degree in social work, are a valid source of continuing education credit (N.J.A.C. 13:44G-6.4(c)4)

FOR DELAWARE SOCIAL WORKERS: Presenter(s) have a minimum of 2 (two) years of practical application and/or research experience pertaining to the subject matter of this presentation. Please consult section 7.2.5 of the rules of the Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners to determine if this course is in conformance with state regulations.

PSCSW is authorized to provide CE Credits to participants who attend programs in their entirety and complete an evaluation as proof of attendance.

  • November 6, 2022
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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