Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work Clinical Book Discussion Program Presents Addressing the Effects of Racism on Mental Health in How To Be An Antiracist

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work Clinical Book Discussion Program Presents

Addressing the Effects of Racism on Mental Health in
How To Be An Antiracist

Book Title: How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Clinical Title: Addressing the Effects of Racism on Mental Health in How To Be An Antiracist
Presenters: Molly Kellogg, LCSW, CEDRD
Date: Time: Jan 17, 2021
Time: 11:00-2:00 || 3 CEUs
Place: Zoom Online Meeting: Link will be sent after registration.

About the Book:   How To Be An Antiracist takes the reader through a widening circle of antiracist ideas-from the most basic concepts to creative possibilities-that help readers identify all forms of racism and understand their toxic consequences. The reader is given tools to work to combat racism in our systems and in ourselves.  Kendi weaves ethics, history, law and science together with his own story of awakening to antiracism. He encourages the reader to be as humble and conscientious as he has been. Readers are presented with ways to follow in his well-placed footsteps. 

 As clinicians we are in a unique position to either support or counteract racism in the circles we influence. We will examine the ways in which our own family, culture and assumptions may affect how we either promote racist or antiracist processes. This book encourages us to take a step-by-step approach to examining our stances and hidden beliefs and therefore make progress toward increased equity influencing our mental health and the mental health of our clients and colleagues.

Clinical Objectives: By reading this book and participating in the discussion, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify methods that move us from being racist to becoming an antiracist.
  2. Explore how racist concepts reside in us and how these concepts impact our own mental health and that of our clients.
  3. Apply the author’s suggested steps in our own antiracist change process.

About the Presenter: Molly Kellogg, LCSW, CEDRD, is a therapist and dietitian who has practiced in Mt Airy for 35 years. A life-long interest in racial justice has been re-energized recently. She received a Master’s degree in Nutrition Science from Drexel University in 1979 and a Master’s from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work in 1994. Her post-graduate training has included Gestalt therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Internal Family Systems (IFS).  IFS is the primary clinical approach in her therapy practice. She is a Certified IFS Therapist and has served as a Program Assistant at Level 1 and 2 trainings conducted by the IFS Institute. She also conducts advanced MI trainings and introductions to IFS for nutrition professionals. For many years she provided nutrition counseling for eating disorders.

This event is open to PSCSW members only.

Participants who attend this program must be present for its entirety in order to get continuing education credits.

Cost: No charge for PSCSW Members to attend. There is a $10 fee for anyone wishing a CE certificate.Cancellation Policy: There is a $5 non-refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program. No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours’ notice is given for this program.

Continuing Education Credits:

FOR PENNSYLVANIA SOCIAL WORKERS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, AND PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS: This program is approved for 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 3 credits for professional workshops for marriage & family therapists (Section 48.36) and professional counselors (Section 49.36).

FOR NEW JERSEY SOCIAL WORKERS: This program is approved for 3 clinical or social and cultural competence 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).

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  •  January 17, 2021
     11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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