This workshop addresses healing from trauma resulting from experiences of genocide, war, slavery, Jim Crow, as well as from trauma resulting from racism, classism, sexism, GLBTQ oppression and other social identity-based social inequalities. The recognition of social identities based on inequality and oppression inevitably leads to the need to develop accessible treatment modalities that address traditional and historical barriers to access healing.
This workshop will explore the theory and practice of ReEvaluation Counseling as an accessible modality that is rooted in a liberation-oppression framework. ReEvaluation Counseling focuses on both the early life experiences of participants, including the quality of early attachment, as well as the multi-generational effects of experience of oppression such as slavery and genocide. Workshop participants will interact with faculty who practice ReEvaluation Counseling, including a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, as well as an African American descendant of race-based lynching victims of the 1919 Elaine, Arkansas race riot.
- Describe and discuss trauma resulting from identity based social inequalities.
- Discuss consequences of barriers that inhibit access to healing trauma from identity based social inequalities.
- Critique ReEvaluation Counseling as a peer counseling model to overcome barriers in access to healing from identity based social inequalities.