Beyond Self-Care: Rooting Ourselves in an Anti-Colonial Nurturance Culture

December 07, 2020
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Monday, December 7th, 2020

Speaker Presentation: 7:30pm - 8:30pm

1 CEU in Ethics

Presentation: Beyond Self-Care: Rooting Ourselves in an Anti-Colonial Nurturance Culture

Presenter: Dr. Fern Pinkston, PsyD
     
     I don't know about you, but I was raised in a clinical tradition where self-care was a back-of-the-syllabus, last-didactic-of-the-year kind of deal.  Time was rarely made to have a meaningful discussion of self-care outside of bubble baths or a quick nod to the mythical creature that is work-life balance.  As I was staring down a still-unused spa gift certificate recently, I got to thinking about the capitalism and coloniality baked into our notions of self-care--and how the pandemic canceled almost every notion I'd had about how to take care of myself.
   
     This is a moment to reckon with the clarity the pandemic and racial uprisings have brought to our institutions and daily lives.  Instead of "getting back to normal", I will invite us in this presentation to push ahead toward new habits and practices that do us justice.  We will examine our relationships with time, money, rest, and professionalism, noting the colonial roots and possibilities of liberation along the way.
     
     Dr. Fern Pinkston, PsyD,  (she/her) is a queer licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and writer living in Chicago.  She teaches in the Masters in Counseling Psychology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She is also the founder of Bespoke Healing, where she helps Chicago's LGBTQ+ community find their words through individual/couples/relationship therapy, weekly storytelling groups, and career counseling.  Dr. Pinkston is a former Training Director and has worked in community mental health, private practice, residential and college counseling settings.   She is especially interested in uprooting white supremacy and coloniality to work toward more just training and supervision environments.

 

 

 

1.0 MCE credits in Ethics will be provided from the OPA-MCE. The Cleveland Psychological Association, Inc. is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association, Inc., #06P0-341377843, maintains responsibility for the program. 

 

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