Join Akilah Riley-Richardson for a free LIVE webinar
Liberatory Connections: Healing the impact of Systemic Trauma in Couples Therapy
on Thursday, May 4, 2023
8-9am PDT/11am-12pm EDT/3-4pm UTC
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In this free LIVE webinar, you will:
  1. Learn how systemic trauma shows up in relationships
  2. Gain a deeper understanding of Relational Privilege and the difference it makes in couples work
  3. Discover the A.R.T. of building a Liberatory Connection in couples therapy
  4. Consider how your own Relational privilege affects your work so you can help your clients even more

In Couples Therapy, we often encourage clients to foster healthy intimacy by being vulnerable and responsive. However, for many couples, this is extremely difficult.

Systemic trauma, in the form of discrimination, prejudice and stigma, may limit their ability to safely connect to their partners. Intimacy can sometimes feel like an elusive privilege—a Relational Privilege.

In order to support couples who experience regular systemic harm, we must rethink how we work. We must seek to build Liberatory Connections. These are connections which acknowledge the painful reality of systemic harm and are deliberately crafted to heal its impact. They are the corrective experiences we have in our homes and in our relationships that help set us free in the world.

This one-hour webinar will include ample time for Q&A.

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We will send you the replay by email.

Akilah Riley-Richardson, MSW, CCTP, is a published researcher, Relational Healing Facilitator, couples therapist, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has been in clinical practice for sixteen years and has experience working with couples and persons practicing consensual non-monogamy, both in the Caribbean and internationally. Akilah also specializes in working with sexual minorities and racial minorities.

As an educator and facilitator, she has provided consultancy services to organizations such as NASTAD (National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS Directors), I-TECH (International Training and Education Center for Health), and CVC (Caribbean Vulnerable Communities).

Akilah has presented in various spaces including the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium and the Black Mental health Symposium. She has been a Social Work Educator at the University of the Southern Caribbean since 2012. She is the founder of the BIPOC Relational Healing Institute and the creator of the P.R.I.D.E model.

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