How to Turn Therapeutic Modalities into Anti-Oppressive Tools for Clients



How to Turn Therapeutic Modalities into Anti-Oppressive Tools for Clients

Thursday, June 6th 2024

6:00pm to 8:00pm ET


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


NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $40

Non-Members: $50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 2.0 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
How does CBT, without an anti-oppressive approach, cause harm? What about EMDR? How do mainstream psychological theories minimize and ignore the realities of people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, immigrants and refugees, and folx from various ethno-religions? This workshop will respond to these questions, and describe ways that mental health professionals can apply strategies to integrate an anti-oppressive, anti-racist, anti-ableist approach to our most common therapeutic techniques. 


Learning Objectives

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

1.    Identify and describe harm caused by common psychological theories
2.    Apply strategies to integrate an anti-oppressive approach to traditional techniques
3.    Evaluate one’s own practice in serving marginalized and oppressed individuals and communities

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), 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-Aime (she/her) is a racial justice strategist, therapist and non-profit leader turned writer who has authored a childhood Racial Justice Curriculum for Sesame Street, Where We Go Wrong in Equity Work for NYU's VUE journal, a Culturally Responsive Inventory for Clinicians, Ancestral Trauma, Wisdom & Resilience for and writes The Gift of [Anti-Racist] Therapy for Psychology Today. She wrote a chapter in Supervision Can Be Playful titled Multicultural Supervision: Building Culturally Responsive Play Therapists. Lyrica has also published a Haitian children's book titled T se pou TapTap to help the Haitian children in her life access the Kreyòl language. Lyrica is the founder and CEO of Pilon Harlem, LLC which provides consultation and facilitation for organizations. You can reach out to her at  

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June 6th, 2024 from  6:00 PM to  8:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $40.00
Non-Member $50.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00