Social Work with an Activist Heart: Compassionate Practice for Radical Healers

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This is a call for radical social workers (and other radical healers) in clinical practice. How can we work in systems organized around clinical pathology, diagnosis and person labeling while using our privileges and positional power to honor folks’ lived experiences, contributing to personal and community wellness? What does anti-oppressive practice look and feel like in community social services agencies and what is the span of our influence in re-shaping how folks with high unmet needs can be better understood and experienced in the mental health system?

This workshop hosted by Joyful Awakening is a combination of embodied learning, skill-sharing, dreaming and calling-into-being. Drawing on the rooted wisdom of radical mental health, liberatory health, consciousness raising, anti-oppressive practice, sustainable critique, narrative approach, interpersonal neurobiology, trauma-informed care, change theory and compassionate communication, we will diagnose the system!, remove our consent from oppressive practice, reinvigorate our justice core and find ways to co-create a culture of healing while challenging injustice and dismantling oppression.

REGISTRATION: Registration is required. The cost of the training is $100 (a $50 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your space). Scholarship and payment plans available.

WHEN: Friday May 19, 2017 from 9:30am – 4:00pm

WHERE: Awakenings Wellness Center, 1016 SE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

WHO: Facilitated by horizon greene, lcsw