Second Zoom Discussion on Racism and Our Times

This is the second VAPS offering of an informal discussion group via Zoom for members of the mental health community who would like the opportunity to talk to each other about the impact of recent traumatic racial events (police killings of persons of color, protests and riots), on themselves, their clients, and their work as analysts and psychotherapists. Topics of discussion for each of these discussions will be generated from the most recent group discussion. The focus of this discussion will be on shame, felt experience, and listening with regard to present and historical racism. If there is interest, we will schedule a total of three discussions facilitated by VAPS member Lauren Berrizbeitia MS, LCMHC, who has taught and led discussions on racial justice for many years. This opportunity is free for VAPS members and non-members.