Theoretical Knowledge of African-Centred Perspectives & Practice Models

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Millan & Associates

2800 14th Avenue, Ste 200

Markham, ON L3R 0E4

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We analyze African theories and paradigms within the therapeutic process, as a way to address assumptions and values within colonial thought

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Despite public awareness pertaining to the increasing diversity and demographic shifts within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), it could be argued that mainstream educational institutions have failed to adequately disseminate African-centred perspectives and theories to effectively inform practices to address mental health issues within African Canadian communities. Eurocentric theories and practices are not able to effectively address the specific therapeutic mental health needs of African Canadian communities. Without substantive shifts in theories and practices, the histories, cultural learnings and thoughts of African People will continue to be elided in the field of mental health.

The complex array of socio-cultural factors, such as anti-Black racism, misogynoir, stigma, access to services, cultural mistrust, misdiagnosis, and clinician bias, have all contributed to African Canadian communities under utilizing mainstream mental health supports and programs, resulting in huge disparities and disproportionalities.

We believe a substantial shift is required within the field of mental health. We acknowledge that learning is a lifelong process, and for some, the learning curve may be steep. We have designed a three-hour workshop to provide an avenue where we can begin understandings of the histories, theories, theorists, skills and techniques required to engage in the ‘therapeutic’ relation with people of African descent.

This workshop is geared to individuals who seek professional development in the areas of clinical social work, psychology and psychotherapy with Black/Caribbean/African Canadians. Specifically, we invite frontline mental health workers and supervisors who want to enhance their theoretical knowledge and understanding of African-centred perspectives and practice models that promote clinically sound treatment options for African Canadians.

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2800 14th Avenue, Ste 200

Markham, ON L3R 0E4

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