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CARE: Stephon Clark: Brave Spaces and Racial Healing: Clinicians and Community Healing Circle

  • Fri, May 11, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Topic:  Brave Spaces and Racial Healing: Clinicians and Community Healing Circle
 Kristee L. Haggins, Ph.D.
Sponsor: EMDR Training Institute
Date:  Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00PM
Location: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 
2729 Prospect Park Drive, 
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)

Doors Open at 8:30AM
Workshop starts at 9:00 AM

This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by learning information and strategies that will allow them to be more effective when working with African American clients. This deeper understanding of cultural dynamics, enhanced self-awareness and the application of cultural humility will provide the opportunities for providers to be more culturally responsive to this population. The lead presenter holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. While her psychologist license is currently inactive, she has been teaching, writing, training in the area of Black Psychology/African-Centered Psychology; Cultural Diversity, and Psychological Training for over 20 years.

Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email.

No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.

Workshop Information:

This presentation will engage participants in understanding the current psychological responses to the killing of Stephon Clark from a cultural perspective, including the concept of "Post-Traumatic Slavery Disorder". Attendees will be introduced to "Safe Black Space" A Community Healing Circle designed by and for people of African ancestry that is being used to support the local community in responding the recent cultural trauma in Sacramento. Regardless of one's own background participants will gain a deeper understanding of cultural competency and how to apply cultural humility when interacting with Black clients. Attendees will engage in self-awareness and identify strategies to enhance their skills in working with this population. The presentation will include didactic and experiential components. The main presenter is an African-centered psychologist by training. She will be joined by a local college student and/or community member who will speak to the direct, personal impact of this shooting on their lives and discuss what help and resources they would find useful in terms of coping from and healing from incidents such as this.

8:30 am Registration Starts
8:50am - Announcements
9:00am - 10:30am - Workshop
10:30am - 10:40am - Break
10:40am - noon -
noon - Workshop Ends

Learning Objectives:
Participants will gain knowledge of: Current psychological responses to the killing of Stephon Clark from a cultural perspective
Participants will gain knowledge of: Safe Black Space - A Community Healing Circle
Participants will gain knowledge of: Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility Skills to apply with clients of African ancestry regardless of their own background

Presenter Bio:
Kristee L. Haggins, Ph.D. is a public speaker, educator and consultant, and although not currently practicing clinically, Dr. Haggins is trained as an African-centered psychologist. She integrates spirituality and mental health, gratitude and diversity into her work. She has a B.A. in Psychology with Honors from The University of Southern California and M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from The Ohio State University. 

Dr. Haggins has extensive experience in university mental health. She worked on campus within the University of California system as a therapist, supervisor, professor and administrator with a focus on clinical psychology supervision and training, diversity issues and African American mental health for almost 20 years.  

Dr. Haggins is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program at Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology-Sacramento Campus where she teaches Cultural Diversity Training. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Black Health Network and is the Chair of the Mental Health Workgroup.  

Dr. Haggins most recently served for over five years as a project manager for a statewide non-profit in California. She conceptualized, developed, promoted and led multiple projects focused on promoting excellence and the integration of cultural competence into publicly funded behavioral health systems and in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research, and evaluation. As part of the Health Equity Team her areas of emphasis included: community defined practices; African-centered psychology; and mental health training with faith-based organizations; among others. 

Dr. Haggins is a trained facilitator of Emotional Emancipation Circles (EECs), a healing strategy designed for and by people of African Ancestry. She was recently awarded the 2016 Community Healing Award by the Community Healing Network (CHN) for her Collaboration with CHN and the Association of Black Psychologists in the implementation of EECs throughout California.  

Additionally, Dr. Haggins is a certified facilitator for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), safeTALK and Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP). 

Dr. Haggins in partnership with Unity of Sacramento and Sacramento Area Congregations Together (SacACT), along with other mental health professionals, educators and community members coordinated “Safe Black Space: A Community Healing Circle by and for People of African Ancestry to Promote Community and Personal Healing”, in response to the reactions to the killing of Stephon Clark by the Sacramento Police in March 2018. This collaborative team intends to explore and expand ways to enhance healing in Sacramento.

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