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Talking About the Tough Stuff: Intersectionally Inclusive Conversations
August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PRIVATE TRAINING FOR A VILLAGE FOR ONE.
Race. Gender. Sexual orientation. Neurodiversity. Body Size. Socioeconomic status. Religion. AND SO MUCH MORE! How can we talk about the “tough stuff” with our clients, when so many of us are still trying to figure out how to navigate those conversations within the workspace? Join Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker as she guides you through the process of engaging your clients in intersectionally inclusive conversations to promote honesty, compassion, and safety. From naming intersectional identities and honoring our clients’ identities, to engaging in self-exploration of our biases and preventing communication blocks, we’ll talk through the framework of these conversations together so that you can feel more comfortable and confident engaging in conversations with your clients in purposefully inclusive ways.
Presenter: Dr. Chaitra Wirta-Leiker (she/her) is a licensed psychologist specializing in social justice-oriented mental health support. As a professional and woman of color, she is passionate about the application of authentically intersectional work within the mental health field, and encourages the dismantling of oppressive practices through deeper exploration of individual biases and interpersonal interactions. She believes strongly in the capacity for change stemming from self-awareness and self-reflection within spaces that can safely balance the presence of challenge and compassion. Dr. Wirta-Leiker’s private practice is located in Denver, Colorado, and she is a frequent speaker and trainer at agencies, schools, camps, and conferences throughout the country.