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Lola completed a Master's Degree in Adlerian Counseling and Psychotherapy in 2012, where she wrote a thesis on the identity development of mixed-race people. She has created and facilitated racial identity-based content for therapy clinics, county agencies, high schools, universities, and community organizations. She recently began providing training focused on de-escalation and regulating the nervous system. More of these will come soon!
Identity Exploration and Development for the Therapist
Saturday January 13, 2024 9a-1:30p CST via Zoom - Registration opens mid-November 2023.
This course aims to increase therapists’ self-awareness at the intersections of identity, power, and oppression. This training is inherently systemic and centers person-in-context. By exploring the nuance and complexity of their own identity development, participants will build awareness, empathy, and cultural humility for clients - especially those who are marginalized and oppressed.
Upon course completion, participants will be able to:
Identify and reflect on the basic stages and contexts of identity development.
Guide clients through a holistic exploration of identity.
Articulate the primary systems of oppression, identify their own levels of more or less power within those systems, and develop language to discuss identity, power, and oppression with clients.
Create more authentic therapeutic alliances with clients of diverse identities.
CEU Approved for Minnesota Boards: BBHT, MFT (Cultural Competency), and Social Work.
This training will repeat quarterly online via Zoom.
Lola is available to present this training to your clinic in-person or via Zoom.