- Noel Ramirez, DBH, LCSW, Clinical Social Work, Noel B. Ramirez, LLC, Philadelphia, PA
- Katherine Huynh, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Delaware Valley Community Health, Philadelphia, PA
- Rachel Fox, PA-C MHS AAHIVS, Physician Assistant, Drexel Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, Philadelphia, PA
- Tanajsia Mason, BS, Clinical/Counseling Psychology, Hepatitis C Outreach Specialist, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA
- Blessy Mathew, MSN, CRNP, Huntingdon Valley, PA
- Elliot Goodenough, MD, PhD, Physician, Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, Philadelphia, PA
This seminar will explore and discuss the toxicity in FQHCs, racial enactments and the process of decolonizing practice, agency, and leadership. Through an interactive healing-centered approach, participants will learn about colonialism and critical theory frame works, develop understanding decolonization as a practice tool and philosophy towards liberation practice, and will create a community with one another through storytelling and processing past experiences and struggles with power, subjugation, and the non-profit industrial complex. This seminar will deconstruct concepts like productivity, gatekeeping, organizational gaslighting, exploitation of the other, and the profits over people mindset that has plagued many of our community-based agencies and discuss white supremacy, racism and the internalized colonizer syndrome (Villanueva, 2018). The seminar will end with healing-centered exercises to allow for participants to use developmental frame works, behavioral frameworks and decolonizing theory to find meaning, connection, belonging and action that is aligned with the individual’s true subjectivity. This seminar is meant to be a beginning of an unapologetic conversation about the profession, power dynamics, and liberation in integrated health care.
- Enhance understanding of intersectional integrated-care practices in FQHC settings.
- Develop understanding in the non-profit industrial complex and decolonization framework as a tool for leadership, supervision and clinical practice.
- Develop skills in critical theory and decolonization as it relates to practice, supervision, leadership, and advocacy. Increase skills in identifying enactments of oppression, healing-centered skill-building, and professional self-restoration.