By Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP
Today is Juneteenth, which celebrates the day in 1865 when enslaved black people in the United States won their freedom after centuries of uprisings and struggle. It is also a time to look more deeply into our nation's history.
In these times, we are invited into challenging conversations about racism and white privilege and how they impact our lives, the health of our communities and the structure of our society.
As a white human, a psychotherapist and an educator, I am committed to not only speaking out for justice and equality but also to examine my own hidden prejudices and blind spots, and I am encouraging others to examine their own.
To this effort, I am also committed to sharing resources and teaching about inter-generational trauma and collective trauma, as well as important ways that we can address and heal people and the society that people live in.
Here is my current list for you:
In the works
In addition, watch for my upcoming blog about Decolonizing Psychotherapy, where I’m curating a collection of additional resources for mental health professionals, educators and others.
I’m looking at **designing a training program or two** on combating structural racism from a white privileged perspective, but I want to do it thoughtfully – as you can see, there are lots if information available. If you are interested in such a course, please let me know here about what is of most interest to you.
Karen Carnabucci, LCSW, TEP, is an author, trainer and psychotherapist who promotes, practices and teaches experiential methods including psychodrama, Family and Systemic Constellations, sand tray, mindfulness and Tarot imagery.