Far too often we falsely convince ourselves that because we have a certain educational background, hold a certain professional title or have our own share of challenges in life, that we are immune to holding harmful beliefs about others.
This workshop focuses on:
self-awareness as it relates to stereotypes, biases and prejudices that we hold as humans, and as professionals
examining how schemas in our brains are formed - we will explore how our individual life experiences, the media, and the larger Canadian culture work to create specific and generalized ideas about others.
strategies to combat harmful beliefs about others
enhancing our professional relationships with the people we work with and others
The aim of this workshop is to create a safe and inviting space to be vulnerable within ourselves to examine what beliefs we hold and how they translate into our interactions with others.
Vulnerability is uncomfortable and discomfort is a prerequisite to growth.
Self-awareness: Race, Ethnicity and Culture
"Self-Awareness of the Social Worker: Race, Ethnicity and Culture"
Manitoba College of Social Workers, Annual General Meeting and Education Day
Since 2015 almost my entire practice has been word-of-mouth referral
(although some clients have found me through Rate MDs)
The most common issues people see me for are anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting/co-parenting
My practice is inclusive - I have clients of various ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, as well as clients across the sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression spectrums