When

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Where

This is an online event. 
 

 
 

Contact

Chris Greene 
Traumatic Stress Institute 
860-832-5562 
tsisupport@klingberg.com 
 

14th Annual RC Day of Learning & Sharing 

Mindfulness: The Inner Work of Racial Healing
and Trauma-Informed Care

Training Description

This year we have big changes for the Day of Learning and Sharing:

  • The event will be bookended by two acclaimed keynote presenters in the global mindfulness movement: Jenée Johnson and David Treleaven
  • For the first time, this event will be convened virtually--on our new Zoom platform. 
  • We are inviting the Traumatic Stress Institute’s entire North American Risking Connection community – more than 500 Local and Distant RC Associate Trainers, Champions, and Faculty!

Participants will engage in rich community-building activities, learn about the cutting-edge neuroscience of mindfulness, gain insight about how to make mindfulness trauma-sensitive, understand the important role of mindfulness in anti-racism work, and discover how mindfulness can expand the collective healing power of our growing Risking Connection community.

At a time when our nation is in much need of healing – from the stress and trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic to the suffering and destruction caused by historical and ongoing racial trauma – this event will inspire and empower RC Trainers and treaters to promote the hope and healing we all so deeply desire.

In the morning keynote, embedded trauma trainer, public health expert, and mindfulness innovator Jenée Johnson will inspire and invite us to expand ourselves and our capacity for connection. Jenée will share her rich personal and professional experiences to help us:

  • Locate trauma-informed healing – including racial trauma – in a nest of mindfulness
  • Stay in connection and relationship with ourselves and others
  • Be present in mind, body and surroundings through awareness practices
  • Cultivate kindness, curiosity, and inquiry to build emotional intelligence
  • Engage in movement & music, sitting meditation and loving kindness practices

In the afternoon keynote, drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, educator and trauma professional David Treleaven will teach us how to minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for trauma survivors and leverage the powerful benefits for healing trauma. Making the direct connections between
trauma-sensitive mindfulness principles and the RC Trauma Framework, David will offer insights and lead us in practices to help us:

  • Stay in and widen the window of tolerance
  • Shift attention to avoid the fear/immobility cycle
  • Use mind and body awareness to work with dissociation
  • Create safety by practicing in relationship
  • Understand social context to work effectively across differences

Event Features

  • 1st ever North American convening - East to West Coast, Yukon Territories to Jamaica
  • Keynotes by two renowned leaders in the global mindfulness movement
  • 500 Local and Distant RC Associate Trainers, Champions, and Faculty are invited
  • Community-building activities
  • Announcement of RC Mindfulness Pilot Program
  • Discounted Annual Subscription to Mindful Magazine for Registrants
  • 10 registrants will receive free digital subscriptions to Mindful Magazine to be raffled during the event
  • Post-event brief with resources, tips and links
  • 5.5 CEs for licensed professionals in the social work and psychology fields (pending approval from our vendor)
  • This event includes a 1-hour lunch break, a 15-minute afternoon break, and 1 hour dedicated to group activities, including time in virtual break-out spaces.

Presenters

Morning Keynote:

Jenée Johnson is a Program Innovation Leader for Mindfulness, Trauma and Racial Equity, with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), where she focuses on the impact of trauma and stress on the 9,000 member SFDPH workforce and the communities they serve. Her work aims to integrate mindfulness to manage change, promote resilience and cultivate a compassionate organizational culture at SFDPH. Prior to her current role, Jenée served as the Director of the San Francisco Black Infant Health Program for 15 years, and is well versed in racial health disparities and social determinants of health. Jenée is also the Founder of The Right Within Experience, an experiential mindfulness program that reclaims humanity, joy, and wellbeing for people of African ancestry. These are the human rights and exalted emotions that are eroded in Black lives through the consistent exposure to the trauma of racism. The Right Within Experience acknowledges the ancient African origins of mindfulness and increases access and relevance to people of African ancestry. Jenée’s outstanding work was featured in the cover story for the October 2019 issue of Mindful Magazine (photo above) and she will be featured in the Fall 2020 issue of Mindfulness Magazine as a Powerful Woman in the Mindfulness Movement.  Learn more about Jenée at https://www.jeneejohnson.com/.

Afternoon Keynote:

David Treleaven, PhD, is an acclaimed writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of mindfulness and trauma. He is author of the acclaimed book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing (Norton, 2018), which debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon. Utilizing contemporary research to inform best practices, David has offered workshops on trauma-sensitive mindfulness at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and keynote speeches at the Omega Institute in New York, the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychology in Auckland, and the Institute for Mindfulness in South Africa. Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University. David is also the Founder of the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Community — a group committed to setting a standard of care within mindfulness-based practices, interventions, and programs. Through workshops, keynotes, podcasts, and online education, David focuses on offering mindfulness providers with the knowledge and tools they require to meet the needs of those struggling with trauma. He is passionate about connecting his audience with on-the-ground experts, and is closely engaged with current empirical research to inform best practices. Learn more about David at https://davidtreleaven.com/about-david/.

Training Cost

Early Bird Registration Prices through 9/1/20:

Local Trainers and Champions: $150

Distant Trainers, Champions, and Faculty Trainers: $75

Registration after 9/1/20:

Local Trainers and Champions: $175

Distant Trainers, Champions, and Faculty Trainers: $100

CE Credits Available for an additional $20.

Please note: This is considered a special, additional opportunity for Distant Agency RC Trainers. Prices are lower because those agencies pay a yearly fee for access to regular RC webinars. Though optional, attendance at the Day of Learning and Sharing counts as one of the two annual required RC events.

Local Agencies' RC Trainers, as always, pay per-person, per-event.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is expected at the time of registration. We will refund the registration fee, minus a $30 processing fee, for cancellations up to two weeks prior to the training. No refunds will be made for cancellations inside two weeks.

Continuing Education Credits

This event is eligible for 5.5 CE Credit Hours by our vendor, R Cassidy Seminars.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in and out each day, attended the entire seminar, and completed an evaluation in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out each day will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates available following course completion at www.ceuregistration.com

Psychologists
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Psychoanalysts
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005.

Social Workers
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and other states’ licensing board approvals for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141. 
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015.
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, #RCST110701.
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. Provider #151.
Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists, #CAT-0005.

Chemical Dependency Counselors
CA: Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider #4N-00-434-0220. CCAPP is an ICRC member which has reciprocity with most ICRC member states
TX: Provider approved by the TCBAP Standards Committee, Provider No. 1749. Complaints about provider or workshop content may be directed to the TCBAP Standards Committee, 1005 Congress Avenue, Ste. 460, Austin, Texas 78701, Fax Number (512) 476-7297.

Educators
TX: R. Cassidy Seminars is an approved provider with the Texas Education Agency CPE# 501456.

Nurses
CA: Provider approved by the CA Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CeP12224.

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.