06/11/2022- Supervisors Colloquium: Intersectionality in Dynamic Relational Supervision

Allen E. Lipscomb, PsyD, LCSW & Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW
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Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am PST. Live Webinar.

Supervisors Colloquium:
Intersectionality in Dynamic Relational Supervision

The Psychotherapy Institute's Supervisors Committee welcomes all TPI supervisors, Consultants, and any supervisors outside the TPI membership to join us for this year's Supervisors’ Colloquium. This training is aimed at raising critical consciousness, antiracist accountability, and empowerment in the clinical supervisory relationship. Special attention will be placed on initiating difficult dialogues, the clinical supervisor-clinician-client triad, and cultivating cultural humility in clinical supervision spaces.

Course Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify and describe how antiracist practices can be utilized in the clinical supervision dyad.
  • Participants will be able to discuss privilege and its impact on supervision in an intersectional context
  • Participants will be able to develop strategies to explore the intra/inter-cultural dynamics inherent in clinical supervision and engage in difficult discourse with supervisees and empower clinicians.
  • Participants will be able to describe their social location in the supervisory dyad.
  • Participants will be able to identify the triple process in the supervisory dyad.

Allen E. Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW,  is an Associate Professor and Director of Online and Offsite MSW Programs as well as Director of Minority Male Mentoring (M3) and Student Success Allies (SSA) program at California State University Northridge in the Department of Social Work. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist by highest degree earned and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. Upon completing his doctorate, he earned a certification in mixed-methods of community-based research from the University of Michigan in the School of Social Work. In addition, Dr. Lipscomb studied diversity and inclusion practices within organizations through Cornell University, earning a certification from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell.

Dr. Lipscomb specializes in providing anti-oppressive and inclusive mental health services to individuals, children, youth, and families of color. His areas of research are centered on the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief, and race-based trauma). Specifically, Dr. Lipscomb has conducted numerous qualitative research studies on racialized Black identified men across the Black/African Diaspora exploring their grief, loss and complex-trauma experiences. His pedagogy is centered on cultural anti-oppressive and clinically-responsive inclusive practices with communities of color. Dr. Lipscomb maintains a private practice; conducts local, national and international trainings; is a clinical consultant and keynote speaker. Dr. Lipscomb has numerous peer review journal articles that centers Black male grief experiences and has a published two books titled: Black Male Grief Reaction to Trauma: A Clinical Case Study of One Man's Treatment; and BRuH Approach to Therapy (BAT) and Other Related Services to Promote Healing of Traumatic Grief Among African American Men and Youth: A Clinical Practice Guide and Workbook: Honoring-Based Practice Approach.

Wendy Ashley, Psy.D., LCSW  (she/her/hers) is a Professor and the Associate Chair of the California State University at Northridge’s Master of Social Work (MSW) program. She holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree, and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). She is certified as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner through the Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) and holds certification in Diversity and Inclusion Practices from Cornell University. Dr. Ashley has over twenty-five years of micro, mezzo and macro social work experience in the areas of community mental health, child welfare, and addiction and recovery. In her private practice, she specializes in trauma informed, antiracist, anti-oppressive intervention. She is the author of numerous publications and speaks at conferences nationwide and internationally. Dr. Ashley conducts justice, antiracist, equity, diversity and inclusion (JAEDI) training, facilitates keynote speeches and provides consultation for community based organizations and production companies. Dr. Ashley's research interests emphasize acknowledgement of racialized trauma, validation of underrepresented marginalized populations, and promotion of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in practice, pedagogy and organizational culture. She is passionate about social justice activism, advocacy and allyship, and infuses an intersectionality lens in her teaching, practice, training, research and consultation.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am PST. Live Webinar.
Zoom invite will be sent out a few days prior to the course date.

Location: Virtual format—Zoom
Contact Administrative Coordinator Sierra Wilson with any questions or concerns: sbrown@tpi-berkeley.org.

Registration Type: Fee:
TPI Supervisors and Consultants $45
Nonmember Supervisors $95

CE: 2 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. Attendees must participate in live sessions to receive CE's. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Registration and Course Policies).

Registration Closes: 
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 3:00pm
$5 fee per CE