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Creative Arts Therapists Against White Supremacy: Working Group 1

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This two-part seminar aims to collectively addresses white supremacy within the creative arts therapies field.

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Inspired by the NADTA's Cultural, Humility, Equity and Diversity Committee's campaign #DramaTherapistsAgainstWhiteSupremacy, the Creative Arts in Counselling and Psychotherapy Chapter will host a monthly two-part series of speakers and working groups that aim to challenge and dismantle white supremacy within ourselves, our communities, and our professional field. As creative arts therapists, it is part of our professional, ethical, and cultural response/ability to enhance and understand how our experiences are affected by racism, capitalism, and colonialism.

This event is open to all creative arts therapists, expressive arts therapists, and therapists from adjacent fields with affiliation to Canadian creative arts therapy organizations [CATA, CAMT, NADTA, ADTA].

Part 1 - Speaker workshop: Wednesday July 7th from 7:00-800pm EST

Part 2 - Working Group: Wednesday August 11th from 7:00-800pm EST

* Upon registration, attendance to both parts of the series is mandatory.

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This months speaker will be Stephanie Sing (she/her) who is a bicultural art-therapist (M.A) currently practicing in the Greater Toronto Area. Her interests gravitate toward individuals and communities whose lives have been touched by a traumatic experience, especially those related to broader systemic problems. Stephanie’s clinical experience varies in scope and has included working with: individuals living with dementia, women and children fleeing domestic and honour based violence, incarcerated women, newcomers, and communities afflicted by drug and gang violence. Stephanie is a strong believer in empowering formally disenfranchised groups and assists those she works with by using a trauma-informed lens as well as closely referencing the community resiliency model.

Following the speaker session, attendees will participate in a mandatory follow up working group, facilitated by Rowena Tam, CACP Chapter President on Wednesday August 11, 2021.

The working groups will hold us accountable, and will ensure that we are not just listening but are actively reflecting and responding in constructive and actionable ways in various settings in the month between the events. Committing to this work, both within our working groups and within your personal lives, is a life-long journey. Your participation in both seminars is an essential component to the process of dismantling white supremacy and its indoctrination within us all.

ABOUT THE CACP CHAPTER

Our chapter is a part of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. In response to a series of conversations with Canadian mental health practitioners, this chapter emerged with the intention of helping advocate, connect and create professional development and research opportunities for members that employ the intentional use of art, dance/movement, drama, photography, music, play, sand tray, and/or creative writing in their practice. Check out our website or follow us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates!

SPECIAL MESSAGE FOR PARTICIPANTS

  • Registered attendees for the August 11 working group must have participated in the Speaker Session 1 on July 7. If you did not participate in the workshop on July 7, then you are not eligible for this event.
  • If you are interested in participating in the next two part series, our next Speaker Presentation will take place on September 15 from 7:00-8:00pm EST.
  • You can find the event and registration details here:

PLEASE NOTE

  • We will email you with confirmation of your registration with additional details 24-48 hours before the event.
  • Registration for this event will close at 8pm on Friday August 6th. If you have any questions please contact our President Rowena Tam and Special Projects Coordinator Rachel Norris at cac.chapter@gmail.com
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