Racial Enactments: Holding the Whole Person in Dynamic Work

Jennifer Chen Speckman, LCSW

Due to COVID-19 this has been rescheduled from April 18, 2020, to December 5, 2020, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST). via Zoom Zoom Meeting Link will be sent a few days prior to the course.

Racial Enactments: Holding the Whole Person in Dynamic Work

In somatic-based and attachment-based trauma treatment models, it is understood that a person exists as a collection of their interpersonal experiences and how these experiences create a complex sense of personhood. We as people, also exist within a complex network of historically based realities which prioritize certain individuals over others, often based on aspects such as race. Dealing with the therapeutic work within these legacies can be complex and risky. This presentation will offer an opportunity to participants to explore the context of the client and clinician within historical context and allow for opportunities to expand the humanity of each by allowing for more complexity beyond the dominant narrative of the self. Issues such as intergenerational trauma, critical race theory, and attachment theory will scaffold the conversation using case studies.

Jennifer Chen Speckman, LCSW has practiced clinically with children and their families for over 18 years. She has also run programs such as Early Head Start and served as the Director of the Westside Domestic Violence Network (WDVN) for 10 years. As a child of Chinese immigrants, racial equity and justice are core to her clinical and systems-based work. Additionally, attachment concepts centering around the biological and emotional need for relationships inform all her work. Her passion centers on creating healing interpersonal connections whether in strengthening communities, therapeutic individual, family, and couples treatment and parenting support. She has served as faculty for MSW studies at universities such as UCLA, LMU, and USC. She has a private practice in Berkeley where she sees children, parents, couples, families, and individuals.

Date & Time: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST), via Zoom.

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 11/05/20 after 11/05/20
TPI Members $75 $95
Nonmembers $95 $115
Prelicensed Students/Associates $55 $75

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