Imposter Syndrome and Colonization: Strategies to Address Imposter Syndrome within Yourself and Clients



 Imposter Syndrome and Colonization: Strategies to Address Imposter Syndrome within Yourself and Clients

Monday, September 9th, 2024

6:00pm to 8:00pm ET


Presenter: Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW


NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $50

Non-Members: $60

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
Impostor Syndrome is a pervasive feeling of self-doubt, insecurity, or fraudulence despite often overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  Often described as something “normal” and an experience that “many go through” imposter syndrome impacts women, women of color and LGBTQ2IA individuals at disproportionate rates.  What if we stopped beating ourselves up for feeling less than and actually named the role of white supremacy and systemic oppression in our feelings of inadequacy?  In this workshop the presenter will describe strategies for doing just that!  Let’s stand in solidarity and discuss the impacts of racism, sexism and colonialism on our own and clients’ feelings of inadequacy and belonging.  The workshop will cover 4 steps to reframing Imposter Syndrome and practices to help clients and yourself  know that You Belong Where You Walk.  


Learning Objectives

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

1.    Examine the definition of Imposter Syndrome and reflect on your personal/professional experiences
2.    Examine a 4-step strategy to address Imposter Syndrome within yourself and your clients
3.    Evaluate systemic bias and oppression in the prevalence of Imposter Syndrome

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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Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW. Crystal is an educator, an advocate, a survivor, and a self-proclaimed thriver!  For the past 25 years she has been driven by her personal experiences of trauma to elevate and amplify the voices of individuals and communities, to promote healing and opportunities to move from surviving to thriving.  Crystal has worked alongside professionals to create trauma informed, culturally inclusive and person-centered spaces.  Her work experiences include advocacy within the child welfare system, oversight of child and youth programs, crisis hotline response, delivery of community based mental health services and implementing trauma informed strategies and programs for school districts.  Throughout these experiences she has had the opportunity to gain essential knowledge and skills related to individual, community and collective trauma.  She has been called upon to provide training, coaching and consultation across the nation in the subject areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Community and Collective Care, Child Trauma & Maltreatment and Racial Trauma.  Crystal serves as an adjunct at Florida State University and Southwestern College where she teaches courses on Trauma Informed Social Work and Multicultural Counseling, respectively.  She is a fierce advocate for social justice and leads courageously to dismantle oppressive systems and create equitable and just services, policies, and programs.  


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September 9th, 2024 from  6:00 PM to  8:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $50.00
Non-Member $60.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 2.0