Title

Promoting Prevention: Supporting Psychotherapy in a COVID World

Conference Strand

Practice, Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions

Abstract

COVID-19 has unjustly impacted minority communities. In response to this pandemic, professional counseling should and will need to adjust, adapt, and be actively responsive. To better cultivate social change and develop social change mental health counselors, counselors must integrate liberation perspectives and wellness counseling practices that address psychotherapy stigma and inaccessibility through liberation informed preventative practices. Liberation theory focuses on ecological-communal variables and acknowledgment of clients’ strengths, resources, and values. Conceptually working within the context of Liberation Theory and leveraging social media, clinicians can take an active approach to make preventative care accessible. This interactive demonstration presentation will illuminate research-informed decolonizing mental health practices, and develop collective resiliency.

Description

See Abstract

Evidence

Not available, external review.

Format

Individual Presentations

Biographical Sketch

Lea Herbert is a doctoral student at University of Central Florida.

Dena Slanda is a Research Associate at University of Central Florida.

Lindsey Pike is a doctoral student at University of Central Florida.

Zonovia Proctor is a doctoral student at University of Central Florida.

Location

Virtual Conference

Start Date

2-12-2021 11:15 AM

End Date

2-12-2021 12:15 PM

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Feb 12th, 11:15 AM Feb 12th, 12:15 PM

Promoting Prevention: Supporting Psychotherapy in a COVID World

Virtual Conference

COVID-19 has unjustly impacted minority communities. In response to this pandemic, professional counseling should and will need to adjust, adapt, and be actively responsive. To better cultivate social change and develop social change mental health counselors, counselors must integrate liberation perspectives and wellness counseling practices that address psychotherapy stigma and inaccessibility through liberation informed preventative practices. Liberation theory focuses on ecological-communal variables and acknowledgment of clients’ strengths, resources, and values. Conceptually working within the context of Liberation Theory and leveraging social media, clinicians can take an active approach to make preventative care accessible. This interactive demonstration presentation will illuminate research-informed decolonizing mental health practices, and develop collective resiliency.