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An African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing, February 26, 2021: Evaluation
An African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing
Presented by: Kellie Kirksey, Ph.D., LPCC-S & Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RYT-500
February 26, 2021
9:00am- 4:30pm EST
Join Dr. Kellie, Dr. Jamie, and special guest panelist, Rossina Schroeer-Santiago for this EMDRIA advanced topics course, offering participants a model for how therapists can better serve their BIPOC clients in trauma-focused care. The four healing arts of drumming, dancing, storytelling, and silence are the foundational practices in indigenous approaches to healing. This presentation specifically explores the rich tradition of drumming and dancing, both bilateral practices, in African cultures. Content is also delivered, with an experiential component, on story telling and silence. Historical, anthropological, and psychological connections are explained, with numerous opportunities to connect personally with the material. Implications for EMDR therapists, specifically in our ever-evolving inquiry on mechanisms of action in EMDR therapy are discussed. Themes of empowerment for BIPOC clients are highlighted through cultural connection and attunement, specifically through the practice of self-tapping or personal drumming within EMDR therapy as options for BLS/DAS. Supporting BIPOC clients in exploring the connection to their indigenous origins, and the healing practices that accompany those origins, can be critical to the trauma recovery process. Participants will also have a chance to discuss the content in small breakout groups that challenge them to consider the role of the EMDR therapist as an agent of change in a diverse world. This day- long course is led by the teaching wisdom of Dr. Kellie Kirksey, an African American EMDR and expressive arts therapist with extensive training and personal practice in the healing traditions of African and India. EMDR therapy author/ trainer and expressive arts therapy trainer Dr. Jamie Marich joins to offer her commentary from an EMDR therapy perspective. The co-presentation components will offer participants a model for how therapists can better serve their BIPOC clients in trauma-focused care. This course is a live interactive webinar. This is an intermediate level course. Attendance at all sessions, and completion of course evaluation is required to receive CE Certificate. Evaluations are distributed by CE-Go via email, upon completion of which, participants are redirected to download their CE Certificate. Please contact us with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To identify and explain the four healing practices that have been identified as common threads in indigenous practices throughout the globe: drumming, dancing, storytelling, silence
- To discuss the historical significance of drumming, dancing, storytelling and silence in African and other indigenous cultures, specifically how teaching these practices and their origins to BIPOC clients can empower through cultural connection and attunement
- To summarize the current state of the literature on mechanisms of actions within EMDR therapy and the role of BLS/DAS, evaluating how the impact of movement and tactile stimulation may be downplayed in this research
- To instruct self-tapping for BLS/DAS in a way that is more responsive to clients’ needs and honors indigenous approaches to healing; also includes introduction to the “body drumming” practice that can serve as a powerful approach in EMDR therapy Phases 2 & 7.
- To discuss barriers that EMDR therapists might have (specifically if they are white) in delivering this content and knowledge to BIPOC clients
- To explain the role that an EMDR therapist as an agent of change and social justice in modern times, and articulate 2-3 concrete steps of action that one can take in the days following the training
This course is approved for 6 CE credits by the following approval agencies:
State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for counselors, social workers, and marriage/family therapists. Approval: #RCS091306
EMDR International Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved provider of continuing education in EMDR Therapy by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) Approval: #10002. The program "An African-Centered Perspective on Bilateral Stimulation and Healing" is approved for 6 EMDRIA credits (#10002-89).
American Psychological Association
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an approved by American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Creative Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
National Board of Certified Counselors
The Institute for Creative Mindfulness is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP no. 6998. The ACEP is solely responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC Credits.