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Healing/Resisting: Decolonizing Therapy with Black Change-makers

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The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum

1601 E North Avenue

Baltimore, MD 21213

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Our newsfeed sheds light on the need for social change daily. There is a buzz about de-stigmatizing mental health care in the Black community, but it's important to keep things in context: Black folk have good reason to be skeptical. History has shown us just what it means to be Black in America. The truth is, the current system of mental health care, was not created for Black and Brown peoples and we have to be intentional about our practice as mental health providers because of this.

The brave among us deserve reprieve from double consciousness.

Healers require guidance and wisdom from healers.

We must decolonize our mind + our worldview to earnestly honor the hearts and souls of Black folks.

This two-day experience is a training intensive curated specifically for Black and Brown mental health providers in the Baltimore Metro Area. In an effort to meet the needs expressed by Black Catalysts for Change in Baltimore, this training holds space for exploring emancipatory healing in the therapy space. We consider the impact of systemic oppression in the maintenance of our profession, revisit liberatory frameworks that honor the Black experience and contend with the process of re-locating ourselves in the mental health sector. Everything from the healing internalized inferiority, addressing race-based trauma and racial battle fatigue using mind-body healing to struggling with colonial impact on our concepts of gender and sexuality is discussed.

Participants will gain knowledge of gender understandings prior to colonization in various tribal traditions and peoples and consider ways to use educational and professional privilege creatively to support the liberation of our Black Transwomen, our Indigenous women and Two-Spirits.

Traditional and Black Radical Healing practices will be shared and space provided to consider ways to incorporate your own cultural practices and those of your clients into healing work.

Practitioners earn 12 CEs, are served breakfast and lunch and participate in a contemplative walk through the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to deepen your awareness and cultivate village! Everyone that completes the training will be featured in a directory specific to the Baltimore Metro Area.


NOTE: WE ARE SEEKING BLACK AND BROWN MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS-- TO MOST EXPEDICIOUSLY RESPOND TO REQUESTS IN COMMUNITY.

Co-Sponsors:

The Pro Bono Counseling Project: https://probonocounseling.org/

Black Mental Health Alliance: www.blackmentalhealth.com

Hawn Therapy and Consulting: https://hawntherapyandconsulting.com


Your Investment Supports the Work
This training is apart of the Kindred Community Healing initiative- Healing BMore Activists currently supported by The Fund for Change. All proceeds from this training will go toward sustaining healing spaces for Baltimore's Black and Brown Changemakers.

Get Featured on Our New Baltimore Directory
I am seeking 20 BALTIMORE BASED practitioners of color who are currently providing services. Following the completion of this training, practitioners will be featured in an online directory for the Baltimore Community to access the support they deserve in healing.

Our Activists Want Practitioners that Look Like Them
The goal is to build a community of BIPOC mental health providers that are equipped with the tools and peer support to help to heal Baltimore's change-makers from a solid social justice framework.

My Goal is to Put Community in Contact with Dope, Woke Therapists
I invite you to make an investment in yourself and your community, but we are keeping this accessible! The fee is on a Sliding scale where you choose a fee based on your financial situation, scholarships are available for those that need it.

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Shawna Murray-Browne, LCSW-C is an award-winning community healer, national speaker, and Liberation-Focused, Mind-Body Medicine Practitioner. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Kindred Community Healing and the Principal Consultant at Kindred Wellness LLC. Trained as an integrative psychotherapist, Shawna has created life-changing, community-based sacred spaces, honoring culture, to equip Black women, youth, and change-makers with the tools to heal themselves. Intuitive, authentic and high energy, she is committed to helping community reclaim collective wisdom to triumph the effects of historic and present day trauma. Shawna was named by The Huffington Post as one of the “Ten Black Female Therapists You Should Know,” featured on a segment of Good Morning Washington and was a two-time guest on the popular, Therapy for Black Girls podcast. Shawna is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where she earned her Masters in Social Work.

Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C is a multi-racial, Native person who is Two Spirit and non-binary. They have been a social worker in settings such as residential treatment for severely abused children, intensive treatment with youth in the juvenile justice system, substance abuse treatment for adults, and more. For the past decade they’ve focused their work on the LGBTQ+ community. In North Carolina, they co-founded a nonprofit summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth, lobbied against anti-transgender legislation, and founded a multi-racial, multi-healing method center where all practitioners were LGBTQ+ identified. Currently they have a group practice in Baltimore where again all therapists are LGBTQ+ identified and offer professional trainings and community activities.

Randall Leonard, LCSW-C is a Black, genderqueer person who is originally from Maryland. Their social work career has been with people with severe and persistent mental illness, survivors of intimate partner violence and as a behavioral health consultant in the Emergency Department. They currently serve as a Behavioral Health Consultant at the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton, including facilitating a support group for Black transgender individuals. This year, Randall was featured in a Sephora commercial, celebrating multiple gender identities and expressions.


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