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We are hosting a Study Group in August focused on race
The Marin CAMFT Diversity Committee is excited to announce an opportunity for engagement, connection, and reflection this summer. Join us as we come together in a Study Group around the book Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad.
WHAT: Weekly one-hour meetings every Friday in August to work through the reflections offered in this book. Assigned readings in between each meeting.
WHEN: Four consecutive Fridays, starting August 6th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm Pacific time.
WHO: Open to all current members of Marin CAMFT. (Have you let your membership lapse? Renew now and join us!)
WHERE: Zoom (link provided when you sign up).
WHY: Because becoming anti-racist is ongoing work.
A few notes:
Attendance at the first meeting on August 6th is mandatory to participate. This topic is important enough that we feel it deserves a commitment of attendance at all four meetings, which will also allow us to build trust and deepen in relationship as a group. However, we recognize that this has been scheduled for the month of August, and we understand if you need to miss a session.
This Study Group is being organized by the Diversity Committee, with two co-facilitators who will be serving the group to manage logistics only. This will be a participant-led experience. Because of this format, this does not meet the CAMFT requirement for training and will not qualify for CEUs.
To maximize our opportunity together, we'd like participants to prepare by reading the Foreword and Part 1 (up to page 28 in the hardcopy version) before our first meeting on August 6th.
Please consider purchasing Me and White Supremacy from a Black-owned bookstore such as this one, The Collective in Oakland.
To sign up for the Study Group or for more information, please email email@example.com
Current members of the Marin CAMFT Diversity Committee are Marty Frankel, Lynn Robinson, Pat Saunders, Adam Cohen, and Lisa Wenninger. We are looking for new members to join these efforts! If you can't make it to the Study Group yet would like to become more involved, please email Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide details on the next committee meeting.
Marin CAMFT is working to increase awareness of bias and the harms caused by inequality. Over the past year especially, Marin CAMFT's Board of Directors has been working to increase the breadth of programming offered through our chapter's continuing education, both in content and also in representation. The Diversity Committee is part of these efforts.
The Diversity Committee meets monthly to discuss initiatives that can be promoted at the Chapter level. Thus far in 2021, we have developed our Anti-Racist Impact Statement, implemented a requirement for all Marin CAMFT speakers and presenters to include at least one learning objective focused on diversity, and planned the Study Group happening in August.
CAMFT is dedicated to creating healing relationships and spaces that
engender safety and growth.
As an organization made up of healers, we recognize the imperative to be sensitive to the safety and needs of all the people we serve or may have the honor to serve in the future; including but not limited to: BIPOC, differently abled, LGBTQIA+. We affirm our commitment to being an anti-racist, anti-othering organization that promotes equity, inclusion and belonging.
Anti-racism is a verb. We believe that to be an anti-racist or engaged in anti-othering we must assume active responsibility and engagement on many areas. Marin CAMFT's Diversity Committee is engaged in efforts such as:
The Diversity Committee membership is currently comprised of Chair Marty Frankel and members Pat Saunders, Adam Cohen, Lynn Robinson, and Lisa Wenninger. If you would like to join us, or if you have thoughts or suggestions for what Marin CAMFT can be doing to promote diversity, contact Committee Chair Marty Frankel at email@example.com.
In 2020, we published the below list of resources in five areas of diversity: Racial, LBGTQIA+, Disability, Religious, and Generational. (Thank you to 2019 President Dan Neuharth for compiling this initial list!) We welcome suggestions for other links to resources and viewpoints about diversity and inclusiveness that are especially relevant to the practice of psychotherapy, diversity awareness for therapists and clients, support for diversity among our clients, and/or diversity resources in Marin and the Bay Area. Please send comments, corrections, or additions for this page to the Marin CAMFT web editor
Note: The list below is updated only periodically. Over time, links to these external sources may stop functioning. If you find a broken link, we'd be grateful to be informed.
Marin County and Bay Area Racial Diversity Resources
Black Lives Matter Resources from Do The BayAnti-racism Resources from Greater Good
Psychology/Psychotherapy and Racial Diversity
Rise in Anti-Asian Violence Is at the Center of Racism and Disease from NPR's Science Friday, March 2021
In the Marin CAMFT Library: Black Minds Matter presentation to Marin CAMFT by Dr. Wood, March 2021
Black Lives Matter and Psychotherapy: A Roundtable of 11 Therapists from Psyched in San Francisco
Black Lives Matter in Psychotherapy from the Society for Advancement of Psychotherapy
Diversity in the Psychology Workforce report by the American Psychological Association
The Society for Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race Division 45 of the APA
Making the Counseling Profession More Diverse from Counseling Today Magazine
Institutional Racism: A Call to Action from the National Association of Social Workers
Standards for Cultural Competence from the National Association of Social WorkersPsychological Teatment of Ethnic Minority Populations from the Council of National Psychological Organizations
Diversity and Multicultural Resources from the Zur Institute
"Why I'll Be Choosing My Next Therapist By Race" by Jacy Topps in Glamour Magazine
Racial Justice and Inclusiveness Awareness: Resources and Viewpoints
Being AntiRacist from the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture
Black Lives Matter: Healing, Education, and Action from SummerSearch
Talking to Kids About Discrimination from the APA
"Can't We All Just Get Along?" A Five-Part Series on Diversity and Inclusiveness in Psychology Today
Black Lives Matter. Black Health Matters Too from To Write Love On Her Arms
Seeing White from SceneOnRadio
Resources on Anti-Asian American Pacific Islander Violence
Marin by the Numbers: Demographic Data on Race and Ethnicity
Notable Demographic Facts About Race in Marin County from the U.S. Census
Race and Ethnicity Figures for Marin County from the Statistic Atlas
Why is Marin County So White? from KQED
Marin County and Bay Area LGBTQIA Diversity Resources
The Spahr Center support for Marin's LGBTQ+ and HIV communities
Lyric Center for LGBTQQ Youth
PFLAG SF Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
LGBT Community Resource Page from UCSF
Psychology/Psychotherapy and LGBTQIA Diversity
Practice Guidelines for LGB Clients from the APA
Gaylesta Psychotherapist Association for Gender and Sexual Diversity
LGBT Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues from GoodTherapy.org
Resources on LGBTQ Psychology from the APA
Resources for Therapy with LGBTQIA Clients from the Zur Institute
LGBTQIA Awareness and Inclusiveness: Resources and Viewpoints
"If You’re Asking, ‘Am I Gay? Lesbian? Bi? Trans? Queer?’ Here’s a Start" from the New York Times
GLAAD, formerly the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
HRC, the Human Rights Campaign
Marin County and Bay Area Disability Diversity and Inclusion ResourcesGolden Gate Regional Center (GGRC)
Psychology/Psychotherapy and Disability Diversity
Working With Clients with Disabilities from the Society for Advancement of Psychotherapy
Therapy with Clients with Disabilities or Chronic Illness from Goodtherapy.org
Disability and the Counseling Relationship from the ACA Knowledge Center
Disability Awareness and Inclusiveness: Resources and Viewpoints
Guidelines for Writing About People With Disability from the Americans With Disability Act
Appropriate Terms to Use About Disability from the National Disability Authority
Disability Terminology Terms from the California Courts
What is Neurodiversity? A first-person viewpoint
What You Need to Know About Neurodiversity from Understood.org
Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About Diversity from Scientific American
The Myth of the Normal Brain: Embracing Neurodiversity from the AMA Journal
Six Questions You Can Ask to Support Disability Inclusion from Northern California Grant Makers
Disability and Health Inclusion Strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Disability Inclusion Strategies from the United Nations
Respectability Fighting Stigmas and Advancing Opportunities for People with Disabilities
What is Disability Inclusion from the CDC
Understanding the ADA Compliance Requirements for Websites - from CAMFT, October 2020
Marin County and Bay Area Disability Religious Diversity and Tolerance Resources
Psychology/Psychotherapy and Religious Diversity and Tolerance
Counseling in the Land of Religious Liberty from the ACA
Religious Issues in Therapy from Goodtherapy.org
Muslims and Depression: The Role of Religious Beliefs in Therapy from the Journal of Integrative Psychology and Therapeutics
Religious Diversity and Tolerance: Resources and Viewpoints
"One Nation: Many Gods" from Teaching Tolerance
Making Religious Minority Oppression Visible: A Call to Action from Div. 17 of the APA
Marin County and Bay Area Generational Diversity and Inclusiveness Resources
Psychology/Psychotherapy and Generational Diversity
Generational Differences in Therapy from Counseling Today
Counseling Across the Generations from the ACA
Generational Considerations for Counseling Older Adults from Research Gate
Generational Diversity: Resources and Viewpoints
Let's End Ageism from Ashton Applewhite
Just How Different are Millenials, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers at Work from the Harvard Business Review
The Real Truth About Generational Differences from Psychology Today
What Generational Differences Impact Learning at Work from Psychology Today
The Millenial Generation: A Demographic Bridge to America's Diverse Future from the Brookings Institute
Generational Differences at Work from the APA
Suggestions for additional resources are welcomed. Please contact Marin CAMFT's web editor.
Our Diversity Committee meets the fourth Friday of most months at 2pm via Zoom (no meetings during the summer).
Want to join us? Please contact Committee Chair Marty Frankel at firstname.lastname@example.org