Session: Healing Racial Wounds: Dismantling Anti-Blackness Mental Health Care Practice (Society for Social Work and Research 26th Annual Conference - Social Work Science for Racial, Social, and Political Justice)

198 Healing Racial Wounds: Dismantling Anti-Blackness Mental Health Care Practice

Saturday, January 15, 2022: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Independence BR F, ML 4 (Marriott Marquis Washington, DC)
Cluster: Mental Health
Dr. Anna Morgan-Mullane, DSW, New York University, Joshua Ware, MSW, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Johnell Lawrence, BSW, New York City Department of Health
Workshop Description:

Dr. Morgan-Mullane, Joshua Ware, and Johnell Lawrence will demonstrate the use of narrative and relational healing practices for communities impacted by racial wounds in Mental Health care and medical care systems. Within their presentation they will first explore how bodies both physically and emotionally respond to intergenerational trauma and the clinical considerations that social workers, mental health care providers, and medical professionals must employ when providing therapeutic and clinical practices designed for healing. Dr. Morgan-Mullane will speak to specific narratives of trauma responsive practices for individuals and family based practice. Joshua Ware and Johnell Lawrence will provide an extensive overview of how to effectively dismantle anti-Blackness within social work training, education, and individual practice model they have designed through their employment of attachment-based therapies and anti-racist supervision practices and best agency-based practices to address systemic racism.

Educational Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1.) Develop clinical tools specific to healing racial wounds with the clients they serve

2.) Employ individual therapeutic and clinical supervisory practices designed through a framework of somatic abolitionism

3.) Address gaps in current social work curriculum and training with new models, authors, and researchers presently identifying the need for a deeper level of unpacking white-body supremacy in social work practice

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