White Privilege and Racism: How to Address It in the Therapy Room
– Lane Arye, PhD [CLASS]
Sat May 1, 2021 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm$100 – $110
White privilege and unconscious racism can create pain, disconnection, conflict, and empathic failure. They can manifest in the therapy room whenever there is a cross racial therapeutic relationship, a cross racial supervisory relationship, a cross racial couple or family with a white therapist, or all white people in the room colluding with one other’s whiteness.
The presenter will outline how white privilege overvalues white people in society and gives benefits that white people may not know they have. He will introduce patterns of whiteness, including what Robin DiAngelo calls “white fragility,” and illustrate how they contribute to microaggressions. The presenter will illustrate how resilience helps white people participate in difficult conversations about race (including with clients, supervisees, and peers) without retreating into fragility; and he will present a powerful model of repair for the inevitable times white people injure people of color (including clients) with unconscious and unintentional microaggressions. Vignettes and case examples will keep the focus on the practical aspects of this material and how they arise in therapy, in order to help clinicians become more aware of their own blind spots and biases, so they can be more effective and empathetic in their psychotherapy practices.
Lane Arye, Ph.D. is a senior trainer of Processwork (developed by Arnold Mindell) and a founding faculty member of the Process Work Institute in Portland. He works with individuals and couples, and also facilitates organizations and communities locally and around the world. He co-led a six-year UN funded project in the Balkans that brought together Serbs, Croats, and Muslims after the war to work on ethnic tension and post-war trauma. He’s been deeply researching whiteness, and leading groups for white folks about race, resilience and repair. He lives with his wife and two teens, who grow his heart every day.
$75 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $90 after
Non-member Rate: $100 early registration, up to 10 days prior to seminar, $110 after
4 CEs for LMFTs, LCSWs, and Psychologists
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