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Please save the date of Saturday January 30th, 2021 at 10:00 to 11:30 MST for an ISCSW sponsored training event. The training will be: "Therapy and Justice: Unpacking Western Bias and Expanding Healing".  This training will be offered via Zoom.

When: Saturday, January 30, 2021, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Where: Via Zoom!
1.5 CEUs will be awarded to all who attend & participate

Description: We will watch a presentation given in the summer of 2020 via Zoom by Robin Chancer, LCSW (with permission from Robin and  The Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles.  Viewing of the presentation will be followed by a clinical conversation (45 minutes long) about the following:

  • What is the impact of our training on how we see the world?
  • What are some of the limitations and strengths of our training
  • What biases have been introduced to us through our training?

We will also discuss the worldviews inherent in theories, how western white biases have influenced our thinking and therapeutic approaches, and how we might expand our worldview given the inherent limitations therein.

Facilitators: ISCSW Acting President Charles Pohl LCSW,CGP and Eunice Stallman MD, a chief resident in psychiatry from the University of Washington at the Boise VA Medical Center.

Register For The Training

Registration: This training is being provided free of charge to all current ISCSW members. If you are not a member of the society please sign up for a membership (also being offered free of charge currently) via our website: https://iscsw.org/shop/ and click “Register”. Please sign up for a membership and also register for the training.

A link for the Zoom meeting will be sent a few days before the training.

If questions, call Charlie at 208-571-3242 or email at charlespohl@live.com.

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