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Exploring White Privilege: Moving Beyond Guilt and Confession


​Friday, October 7, 2016
Preferred registration deadline: September 30th

8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

3 CEUs

Gary L. Hirshberg, MSW, LCSW
Pyschoanalyst, Private Practice

This course is designed for mental health professionals who are working with racially diverse client populations and wish to explore the ramifications of white privilege. This course will seek to move beyond what has become the standard when exploring this topic: white people feeling guilty and confessing their privileged status and people of color being left in the role of dispensing absolution. Individual realizations of privilege are only a starting point, achieving little if meaningful actions do not follow.
Class size is limited to 35.This course will use small group work, experiential exercise, large group discussion and some didactic presentation. Focus will be on both the external and internal manifestations of white privilege and how each contributes to the resistance to authentic action. Together we will challenge ourselves then to foster racial equity through meaningful social change.
$10 Full-Time Graduate Student
$30 Brown School Field Instructor
$50 General Admission
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