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Integrating Social Justice and Compassion with Charmain Jackman, PhD

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CHA Central Street Care Center

26 Central Street

2nd floor Community Room

Somerville, MA 02143

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Navigating "isms" in professional practice: Integrating Social Justice and Compassion in Difficult Conversations

with Charmain Jackman, PhD

Given today's socio-political climate, mental health professionals, now more than ever, need to skillfully and compassionately address topics of racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia and other "isms" and “obias” that come up in the therapy, supervision, academia, and other professional settings. Whether working with clients who have experienced discrimination or with clients who express offensive or phobic comments in session, therapists must consider client factors (e.g., treatment goals, client functioning, developmental level), the therapeutic relationship, and therapist factors (e.g., theoretical orientation, level of cultural competence) when addressing these challenging topics. During this session, Dr. Jackman will use case studies to explore strategies for navigating potential pitfalls in calling out “isms”; will discuss how to create compassionate spaces for difficult conversations, and will address the importance of allyship in integrating a social justice lens into professional practice.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Define key terms relevant to social justice and mental health such as micro-aggressions, implicit bias, discrimination, allyship, upstander, and privilege.
2. Identify 3 positive strategies to addressing “isms” in therapy and professional practice.
3. Identify one action step to create compassionate spaces for difficult conversations in professional practice.

Dr. Jackman is a licensed psychologist of Barbadian heritage, who trained at Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jackman is the CEO of InnoPsych, Inc., an organization geared to addressing disparities in mental health. Dr. Jackman leads professional trainings and consultations on many topics including diversity, equity, & inclusion and is actively engaged in shaping the conversation about social justice and mental health.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

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Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. We don't want cost to be a barrier to anyone, so please choose "Pay what you can" for reduced-price tickets. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

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The Community Room is located at 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143 on the second floor of the CHA Central Street Care Center.

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Parking:
Free Visitor Parking is available in the lot directly across from the clinic which is shared with the Greek Orthodox Church. Please note: parking on the streets in the surrounding area is limited to Somerville residents with parking permits.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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