Social Work Practice with an Anti-Oppressive Advocacy Framework: Steps for Social Workers on an Anti-Oppressive Journey




Social Work Practice with an Anti-Oppressive Advocacy Framework: Steps for Social Workers on an Anti-Oppressive Journey 

Friday, January 27th, 2023

 10:00am-11:00am EST


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

NASW-NYS Members: $10

NASW Other Chapter Member: $20

Non-Members: $25

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description
Through our code of ethics, social workers are tasked with engaging in advocacy work.  However, is our advocacy work grounded in anti-oppressive framework? How can social workers create change with and for clients? Great clinical work includes strong advocacy for and with individuals and families. The best community programs and education systems include the voice of the community and make them heard to those who make the decisions. Advisory Councils, Empowerment Support Groups, and Collective Movements can make a huge difference to an organization and make it more effective. This program will provide steps for social workers to reflect and grow upon their advocacy practices for client populations in an anti-oppressive framework. 


Learning Objectives

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

  • Define anti-oppressive advocacy work.
  •  Evaluate and analyze if they are using a deficit mindset around advocacy.
  • Name ways to Include and incorporate the community in advocacy work.

This workshop is approved for 1.0 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), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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 Lyrica Fils-Aime, LCSW-R, RPT-S. 

Lyrica Fils-Aimé, LCSW-R, RPT-S,  is a NY State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and founded a private practice in Harlem. Lyrica began working in equitable education and counseling while working at Children's Aid College Prep Charter School as a Community School Director. In this role, she created and designed equity teams, diversity councils, affinity groups, multi-cultural programming and supervised social workers with an anti-racist and anti-oppressive leadership focus. She specializes in Decolonizing Therapy and Leadership and integrating methodologies on Ancestral Trauma and Resilience.


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January 27th, 2023 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $10.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $20.00
Non-Member $25.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00