Anti-Oppressive Practices in Leadership and Therapy




Anti-Oppressive Practices in Leadership and Therapy

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

9:00 am to 11:00 am


Presenter: Lyrica Fils-Aime, LCSW-R, RPT-S


NASW Other Chapter Member: $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists

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Workshop Description

Traditionally our pedagogy does not include anti-oppressive language and Leaders and Psychotherapists do not learn how to rid our practices of power and privilege. This is a way of thinking that we have to actively apply to our modalities and methods. We will learn how to define anti-oppression for ourselves and delve into ways to integrate strategies into our programming for staff, coworkers, and clients.  


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define Anti-oppressive practices.
  • Identify ways social work and mental health practices are harmful to clients and communities.
  • Illustrate and assess power and privilege in ourselves and organizations
  • Determine when racial trauma, ableism, Islamophobia, transphobia, and more are showing up in practice or programming.
  • Explain problematic systems in USA history that contribute to oppression in mental health.

This workshop is approved for 2.0 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037)

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Lyrica Fils-Aimé, LCSW-R, RPT-S, (she/her), works as an Anti-Racist consultant, workshop facilitator, and private practice founder in Harlem. Lyrica serves as a Director of Equity Transformation and Culturally Responsive Environments for the NYC DoE. She integrates her MSW and a Master of Science in Non-Profit Leadership to decolonize leadership and psychotherapy practices. Lyrica writes a blog for Psychology Today titled The Gift of [Anti-Racist] Therapy and also works with children as a play therapist. Lyrica specializes in ancestral trauma and resilience and guides clients to rematriation through ancestral lands, plants, spirituality and language.  



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July 27th, 2021 9:00 AM through 11:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $ 0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $ 40.00
Non-Member $ 50.00
NASW-NYS Student Member $ 0.00