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Exploring White Privilege: Moving Beyond Guilt and Confession


Preferred registration deadline: March 15th

6 CEUs/CPH units

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.

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.

Class size is limited to 35.

$100 General Admission
$60 Discounted Admission**
$20 Washington University Full-Time Graduate Students

**Discounted Admission is offered to current Brown School field instructors, Brown School adjunct faculty, recent Brown School graduates (2016-2018), full-time graduate students from other universities, and Washington University faculty and staff.

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