This workshop series is an invitation to re-examining the ways that we have been educated, socialized, and often unconsciously herded into believing that Mental Health - as it stands- is healing and not oppressive. When in fact the current Mental Health Industrial Complex focuses on Treatment, not wellness (more on that in the series). This series seeks to invite you and your organization in. It works best when engaged with and chewed upon- not quickly digested.Purchase
OBJECTIVES FOR THE POLITICIZING YOUR PRACTICE SERIES
➤ To begin to consider and implement practices that support politicizing and shifting our organizational and interpersonal perspectives.
➤ To begin to embody that the Personal is indeed Political.
➤ To begin to build our relationships as a form of resistance.
➤ To begin an internal process of re-educating, reclaiming, and re-membering your True Self and that of your Ancestors.
➤ To begin to understand your relationship(s) to your identity, privilege, points of oppression(s), and power.
➤ To begin a process of re-learning some of your People’s history; whether as colonized or having had colonized, and commit to a re-education.
➤ To understand how colonization, Historical Trauma, Intergenerational Trauma have dehumanized, disconnected, and removed many people with colonized histories from our ancestry, true selves, community, religions, gifts, and sacred embodiment.
➤ To unpack the violence of structural oppression in the mental health field and how this continues to show up in our relationships, bodies, finances, mental and emotional health.
Historical Trauma & Intergenerational Trauma Transmission
This session is the foundation of this course. It is our belief that we cannot discuss decolonizing without first understanding what colonization is, where it has happened, and how the effects of colonization have emotionally and physically affected people today.
Session 1 will define Historical Trauma, Historical Grief, Forced Migration, and Intergenerational Trauma Transmission. This session will provide examples of various theories of trauma transmission and their effects on impacted communities and marginalized identities.
By the end of this session participants will be better prepared to explore:
➤ The impacts of colonization
➤ What it means to decolonize within mental health
➤ The ways trauma be unknowingly and knowingly transmitted throughout generations
➤ The effects of persistent cycles of trauma on the family and already impacted communities
➤ The ways participants begin to unpack and reconnect with their own ancestry and histories of colonization
Structural Oppression in Mental Health
Session two will bring participants into the present by creating a cord of understanding between historical trauma, the intergenerational trauma process, and the current mental health system. In this session, we will make connections between the impact of colonization and supremacy on our current cultural and political climate and how this affects mental health, educational, and healthcare systems. We will explore how mental health professionals unconsciously perpetuate bias and harm, specifically into poor communities.
By the end of session two, participants will be better able to:
➤ Define racism, microaggressions, prejudice, power, privilege, and intersectionality;
➤ Define White Supremacy and how White-Bodied Supremacy dehumanizes us all (all races and identities);
➤ Explain and unpack “Why Are People Poor?”
➤ Define and work with people living with Racial Trauma;
➤ Have a stronger understanding of mental health oppression, and how it impedes emotional health and all other liberation movements; and
➤ Support participants in connecting Structural Oppression to the communities we work with.
Politicizing Our Mental
and Emotional Health Practices
Session three will weave together the foundational and historical trauma material from Session 1 and the current day structural systems impacting the communities our organizations serve in Session 2. This session challenges participants to develop and explore what a “politicized” and “decolonized” frame may look like when working with impacted communities. We will explore conscious emotional and wellness theories, practices, and ways of conceptualizing that place people at the center of our work, and structures as secondary benefactors.
By The End Of This Session, Participants will be able to:
➤ Define what “Politicizing & Decolonizing Mental Health” will look like for your organization;
➤ Identify other organizations, hospitals, and community centers that have a decolonized and equitable healing justice frame;
➤ Create accountability circles and teams that will center decolonization and equitable practices that reduce pathologizing and stigmatizing therapeutic-learned behaviors;
➤ Allow participants to accept personal accountability for previously learned educational practices that have not benefited impacted communities
➤ 3 Pre-Recorded 90 Minute Educational Sessions (Valued at $4500)
➤ The Intergenerational Tree of Trauma Transmission (Valued at $750)
➤ Structure & framework for Affinity groups within your organization (Valued at $2000)
➤ Reflection questions to encourage participants to apply the concepts & knowledge taught in each course (Valued at $750)
➤ Complete & detailed step-by-step guide for those facilitating for groups + Email Templates for organizers of the Politicizing Your Practice Series (Valued at $350)
➤ Complete & detailed step-by-step guide for Individuals participating in the Politicizing Your Practice Series (PRICELESS!)
➤ Feedback opportunities at each juncture of the series, which our team evaluates as part of our creative process in the next courses to be released (PRICELESS!)
➤ Dr. Jenn's Recommended Books, Articles & Resources (PRICELESS!)
Total Value = $8030
2022 PRICE = $3,500Purchase
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GROUP IMMERSION EXPERIENCES
The 3-part immersion is an opportunity for your organization to go deeper into each one of the workshops. With the immersion, following the viewing of each recorded workshop, your organization will have a 2-hour immersion to further explore the topic and dig deeper into how the workshop topic is present within your organization. The 3-part immersion with Dr. Jennifer Mullan is completely customized to fit your organization's needs and is a space where your organization can turn knowledge into action.Inquire Now
Affectionately nicknamed “the Rage Doctor” by peers and clients, Dr. Jennifer Mullan (she/her) is trained as a Clinical Psychologist, and is a published author.
She currently serves communities as a Consultant for behavioral and mental health organizations and schools, Ancestral wound worker, and CEO and founder of Decolonizing Therapy, LLC. Dr. Mullan seeks to unpack the oppressive legacy of modern mental health practices, and reconnect practitioners and clients* to the roots of our wounding and healing within a sociopolitical lens, most particularly for Queer Indigenous Black Brown People of Color (QIBPOC). She has been featured in Allure, GQ, The Today Show, Cosmopolitan, The Calgary Journal, and was selected by ESSENCE Magazine to receive the 2020 Essential Hero Award, in the category of Mental Health.
Dr. Mullan believes that un-learning and embodiment are essential components in addressing the profound effects of systemic inequities, historical, and intergenerational trauma on people’s mental health. Through Decolonizing Therapy’s™ “Politicizing Your Practice” series, intensive Immersions, interactive workshops, keynotes, and healing retreats, she seeks to create containers of liberated, decolonial praxis. Dr. Mullan helps people return Home to themselves, their lineages, their Peoples indigenous ways of healing, and lights the fire towards collective action.
PRAISES FOR DR. JENNIFER MULLAN
"Dr. Mullan has an amazing talent for holding space for others while also challenging them to deal with difficult subjects."
Dr. Mullan supported the Race to Justice Team through a hard time. We were struggling with managing racial equity projects across the NYC Health Department and working on aspects of the COVID pandemic. She helped our team have difficult conversations and worked with each of us to set healthy boundaries. Her warm and calm nature was a welcome reprieve at such a chaotic time. She also worked with multiple teams across our agency, providing powerful workshops on racial justice. Dr. Mullan has an amazing talent for holding space for others while also challenging them to deal with difficult subjects. Her workshops shed new light on the history and workings of oppression, and she gave attendees concrete tools to aid in healing. Dr. Mullan is an invaluable consultant for all racial equity efforts.
—L Tantay, current Founder and President of L Tantay Consulting, Inc., former Acting Director of Race to Justice, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
"Dr. Mullan provides the anti-oppressive lens that the mental health field has needed for over one hundred years."
Learning from Dr. Mullan has been one of the highlights of my academic and clinical career. We were lucky to have Dr. Mullan facilitate phenomenal workshops for our DEI Seminar "Uncomfortable Conversations in the Therapy Room" at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her ability to synthesize community healing, mindfulness of intergenerational trauma, and the decolonization of traditional therapy training always leaves our students (and faculty) deeply changed and humbled for the better. Dr. Mullan provides the anti-oppressive lens that the mental health field has needed for over one hundred years.
—Dr. Jen Douglas (she/they), clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Your ENTIRE Education Is A Form of Colonization
The purpose of this series is NOT to provide step-by-step directions on HOW to “decolonize your therapy/ teaching/ non-profit.” Instead, the purpose is to create a space for Re-Education, Self-Reflection, Build Community, Support Your Org in Building Active Support, and Re-Membering.
This is an invitation to EMBODY the work, not just INTELLECTUALIZE the work.
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Our training offer conscious, trauma-informed, professionally guided tips and tools to effectively achieve optimal mental health and well-being on a daily basis. All workshops are accompanied by a coping skills workbook so that participants have a form of continued education beyond what they learn in our trainings with resources, a reflection guide, and techniques for your holistic and culturally conscious wellness.