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Friday April 14, 2017
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CDT
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Northside College Prep High School
5501 N Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60625

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Katie Reilly
Training Network Committee 

The Training Network Committee is excited to announce its fourth annual symposium on Friday, April 14, 2017. This year we will be focusing on ethics, cultural competency, and how it informs service delivery and decision making. Please join us and experience our amazing speakers and an information packed day! This training is particularly helpful for licensed individuals who need ethics and cultural competency credits.  Six (6) CEs will be provided.

What You See Isn’t Always What You Get: Toward Ethical and Culturally Competent Practice  When Considering Intersectionality, Multiple Identities, & Insidious Trauma
Jeff Levy, LCSW, Live Oak, Inc.

Perhaps more than any other time in recent history, all of us are being challenged by the complexity of the various identities we hold, the places where these identities intersect, and the extent to which our identities carry with them histories of marginalization and/or histories of privilege. Older models of cultural competence and multiculturalism haven’t always acknowledged the complicated, nuanced, and individual nature of intersectionality and the extent to which we have experienced insidious trauma or historical/intergenerational trauma. 

This workshop will explore the relationship between intersectionality and microaggressions/insidious trauma, (i.e. race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ability status…).  We will explore raising consciousness around the ways insidious trauma manifests in our clinical work; to us as helpers and to those we help.  Limited lecture, small group discussion, experiential activities, and case examples will be used to help illustrate ways to work toward ethical and culturally grounded work.