Austin Group Psychotherapy Society

Anti-racist Clinical Practice and Supervision

  • Friday, December 02, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
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Anti-Racist Clinical Practice and Supervision

Ashleigh Gore, LCSW-S and Chelly Calandra, LCSW

Event Description

During this interactive workshop, participants will cultivate a deeper understanding of the importance of supporting clients, particularly clients of color, and clinical supervisees through the lens of anti-racism.  Through the use of personal reflections and group work, participants will learn more about how they can support those they clinically supervise in exploring their relationship to systems of oppression and systems of harm.  This workshop will take place via zoom.

Workshop Objectives:

The participant will be able to:

1. Understand the ethical obligation of practicing clinical supervision from a culturally responsive/anti-racist perspective

2. Understand the importance of being able to name and address how systems of oppression and race based traumatic stress can impact clients of color and supervisees of color overall functioning and well being

3. Be able to name how they plan on incorporating anti-racist/culturally responsive practices in their own practice

About the presenters:

Ashleigh Gore, LCSW-S is a therapist in private practice and a Board Approved Supervisor with the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners. Prior to entering private practice, Ashleigh worked at SAFE in Austin, TX and held many different positions at the agency. Positions at SAFE included Vice President of Therapeutic and Peer Support Services, Sr. Director of Therapeutic Services, Teen Parent Program Director, Associate Director of Foster Care Services, and Counseling Services Manager. Ms. Gore provides clinical supervision and serves individuals and families in her private practice. Ashleigh is trained and extensively experienced in attachment trauma, race-based trauma, interpersonal violence (specifically domestic violence and sexual assault), EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Ashleigh is a native Austinite and has resided in the city for over 30 years. She enjoys reading books (mainly fiction), traveling, and being a mommy to two wonderful daughters.

Michelle (Chelly) Calandra, LCSW is a Chicago native who moved to Texas to attend The University of Texas at Austin to complete her Masters in Social Work in 2015. Chelly has spent over a decade working in the field related to addressing interpersonal violence, both in the United States and abroad. Chelly hopes to support individual healing from trauma by offering a relational, direct, and compassionate therapeutic space. With additional training in EMDR, Somatic Experience Therapy, and neurobiology of trauma, Chelly supports clients to better understand their responses to traumatic situations. Chelly is a hobby fiend recently focusing on cake decorating, sourdough baking, and Mario Kart as forms of self care while enjoying camping and swimming with her 2 boys as often as possible.

3 Ethics CEUs available for Social Workers, LPCs, LMFTs, and Psychologists

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