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Cultural Awareness and Cultural Centering in Supervision

Sunday, October 20, 2019
09:00 AM - 01:15 PM

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Cultural Awarenes and Cultural Centering

This workshop uses a relational model with participants to structure a safe place for difficult conversations. The format involves inclusive and culturally centering approaches for clients, students and supervisees. We will explore how theoretical models may erase identity, context, and historical perspectives. We will also compare and critique the explicit and implicit meaning around cultural competency and cultural humility and how these impact the therapeutic relationship. The goal of this workshop is to find ways to renegotiate the role of the supervisor with considerations for client/student/supervisee centered models of power sharing that support client identity formation and cultural resiliency.

With Michelle Napoli, DAT, LMHC, ATR-BC, REAT

Michelle Napoli is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board Certified Art Therapist, Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, and holds a doctorate in art therapy.  Michelle has been a counselor educator and supervisor for over 12 years specializing in cross-cultural arts-based trauma treatment.  Michelle’s research looks at the ethical engagement of Indigenous Methodology in clinical approaches, specifically with communities post genocide. She is also the founder of the Survivor Quilt Project, which focuses on preventive and proactive approaches to inter generational trauma.

4 MCEAP Category 1 CEs Qualifies for MaCCS Supervisor training credit

Members: $100

Non-members: $ 145

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