"... to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” - James Baldwin
Social injustice and oppression are experienced by people in their bodies, minds, and spirits. This can lead to mental health challenges, such as oppressive trauma. Somatic therapy--a holistic form of body-centered therapy--provides strategies to heal populations that have been oppressed as well as those who oppress.
In this 2-hour experiential continuing education presentation, Dr. Glenda Clare will define and explain the impacts of social injustice and historical oppression on mental health in the Black African American community in the United States. This will include a vivid description of the slave experience in the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
Dr. Clare will then provide an overview of somatic therapy and outline somatic therapy strategies clinicians can use in therapy to address and heal oppressive trauma. She will also share reading resources for clinicians interested in learning more about the topics covered.
This introductory continuing education webinar is designed to help mental health clinicians:
Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The presenter indicates the materials presented in this course are accurate and pose minimal risks to participants. Please note that the webinar slides for this presentation contain disturbing historical images.
Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: The presenter indicates materials included in this course have been presented within other courses, conferences, or consulting jobs. There are no known conflicts of interest.
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Dr. Glenda Clare is a licensed behavioral health clinician and community health practitioner. She practices in North Carolina and provides services to individuals, families, and groups.
Glenda Clare has worked as Public Health Liaison for the NC HIV/STD Branch, Substance Abuse Counselor for Duke’s Family Care Program, Program Associate for National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, NIDA Liaison and CHATT Center Manager for Danya Institute, and the Principle Research Associate for the National Development and Research Institute (NDRI). She advocates on behalf of grandfamilies (grandparents and other family members raising a relative’s child when the birth parent is unwilling or unable) and currently serves as the North Carolina representative to the Generations United GrAND Voices Network.
Dr. Clare earned a bachelors degree in the interdisciplinary study of Community Health Education and Media Arts from the University of South Carolina, a masters degree in Agency Counseling specializing in substance abuse and career counseling from North Carolina Central University, and a doctorate in Counselor Education specializing in addiction and family counseling from College of William and Mary.