Relational Life Foundation invites you to join us for the follow up portion of our Community Conversation Series Part 1: Power & Privilege. This event is a Practitioner Group Discussion and will take place on Monday, June 26th, 1-3pm PST / 4-6pm EST. It is open to all certified RLT practitioners and those on their path toward certification.
The work that we do as therapists places us in the position of assisting individuals who are in need of emotional support, and who may be facing economic, educational, and environmental conditions different from our own. This often creates complicated power dynamics. In an attempt to curb the power imbalance, it’s critical that we acknowledge our socioeconomic position and any systemic privilege that we hold in relation to our clients and among others.
We welcome back panelists LaTrease Nwosu and Requina Barnes to facilitate a discussion the topic of power dynamics as it relates to working with individuals whose economic, educational, and environmental conditions are different from our own. You will be able to ask questions and engage in a free flowing conversation about acknowledging our socioeconomic position and any systemic privilege that we hold in relation to our clients and among others.
Requina Barnes is a LICSW and IFS Trainer who has been in the field of social work for over 16 years. She is trained in RLT and is a private practice therapist, focusing on attachment, codependency, relationship challenges and issues stemming from childhood trauma. She is also an adjunct professor who teaches undergraduate coursework related to social work and psychology.