Accountability Circle – White Privilege

White Privilege for Mental Health Professionals

Do you want to break the cycle of oppression and systemic racism as a white mental health professional?

If so, this monthly accountability circle is for you. By participating in this circle, you will work towards navigating your white privilege as mental health professional healthily.

Unfortunately, anti-racist practice is not an obligation in the mental health industry. Whether you are a coach, counsellor, or therapist, many of us have never learned how we can navigate our white privilege healthily in our relationships with clients. However, our unawareness impacts our clients negatively and even be harmful to our clients. The time to change this is now. Committing to practicing anti-racism and taking care of our white privilege, is the only way how we can break the cycle of systemic violence against BIPOC people.

In this group, we can do our work without unnecessarily burdening BIPOC people and support each other to deepen our anti-racist practice. We can learn from each other and support each other.

What will you get out of it?

  • Have a safe space to dismantle white supremacy and colonization within yourself and your services
  • Learn to confidently navigate your white privilege if you work with BIPOC clients and reduce harm to BIPOC clients
  • Discover how you can manage uncomfortable conversations about white supremacy and systemic racism.
  • Be empowered to use your voice to stand up for social justice

How can you participate?

The accountability circle meets every third Tuesday of the month. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm PT/ 6:30 pm MT/ 8:30 pm ET and takes 75 min. Participation requires at least a 6-months commitment. The cost for a 6-months are CAD 275 (+ GST). If you are interested in participating, please send a message at natalie@nataliejovanic.com.

Social Justice Support

If you are a transgender helping professional, or a student in the mental health field, please accept the discounted price of CAD 185 (+GST) for the 6-months program.

Further Resources

Download the guide White Privilege 101.

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