Continuing Education Opportunities

Identity, Privilege & Oppression:  A Workshop on Cultural Humility, presented by Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW

Friday, February 22nd | 10am to Noon | New Trier Township Office | $30

One way to challenge and dismantle systematic oppression is to start with knowing, befriending, and ultimately challenging ourselves.  If we can do this within ourselves, we can begin the harder task of doing this with others, including the people we work with (our clients).  Workshop participants are invited to challenge themselves, think with an open mind, and engage in brave internal and external dialogue. Participants will:

  • Reflect on their own identity, privilege, and oppression
  • Understand how identifying as a trauma survivor can lead to additional marginalization in society
  • Explore how these dynamics impact what happens in the therapeutic  (or other helper) relationship
  • Discuss how to talk to clients about race and its impacts on the therapeutic relationship through individual reflection and small group discussion

Register to attend today! Seating is limited!
*Social workers and counselors are eligible to receive 2 CEs.*  Seating is limited!

About the Presenter: Alissa Catiis, MA, LCSW, of Womencare Counseling, draws on feminist relational, family systems, and psychodynamic theory in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.  She enjoys integrating art, literature, movement, and writing in her clinical work as a means of building relationships and exploring how life transitions and challenges lead us all toward rich, complex life journeys.  She believes that each person's path towards healing and wellness is unique, and she is prepared to offer a variety of interventions.  She can provide services in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Save the date for future courses, including:

3/7 - New Developments and Strategies for Treating Clients with Autism Spectrum Disorders"  Presented by clinicians from the Rush Autism Assessment, Research, Treatment, and Services Center (AARTS Center) | 9am to Noon | 910 Skokie Blvd. - Northbrook, IL | $45

4/4 - New Research and Interventions on ADHD with Michael Feld, MD | 9am to 11am | 910 Skokie Blvd. - Northbrook, IL | $30

5/2 - Ethics with Earle Ruhnke, PsyD | 9am to Noon | 910 Skokie Blvd. - Northbrook, IL | $45

Contact Jennifer Sommers, Director of Quality and Mission FulFillment for more information at 847-441-5606 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Josselyn Center

405 Central Ave.
Northfield, IL 60093

Phone: 847-441-5600

Fax: 847-441-7968

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