This panel presentation examines why Shame Resilience matters in terms of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. Looking at shame is essential in acknowledging and unpacking privilege and power. When something has not been given a voice, there is always an undertone of shame. If left unexamined, shame shows up as defensiveness and keeps us stuck in a powerless place.
Testimonials from Attendees:
"Having lived in historically racially-divided Chicago for all of my nearly 6 decades, and coming from a shame-drenched white household devoid of relational and DEIB oxygen, the Shame Resilience webinar was a breath of fresh air in addressing the long-held beliefs and practices that have cemented relational disparities of one-up or one-down mindsets. I found myself agreeing with the panel on so many levels, and have renewed hope that we can change directions through honest and productive conversations such as this one, to stem the tide of division that has been driving our own demise."
-Diana Zak, Chicago, IL
"I found this event to be so helpful as I continue to unpack how and why I think and behave in ways I have never thought about. It is like asking a fish what water is like. When you are swimming in it, you simply don't have a realistic vantage point."
-Lani, North Carolina
"This kind of project is crucial for therapists and our work with clients and, for us as human beings who need to show up in the realm of diversity be that related to race, racism, sexism, ageism, and gender issues--and let me add for awareness of the arenas of imprisonment and social justice in general. We will not be able to truly give and give back until we consciously place ourselves in context in terms of being part of the solution and not passively and often unknowingly staying part of the problems."
Attendees will learn:
Deran Young is a licensed therapist specializing in racial trauma and legacy burdens. She is also a Co-Author of the New York Times Best Seller, You Are Your Best Thing, a retired military officer, & founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a non profit organization with a network of over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. She obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students. Deran has visited over 37 different countries and her clinical experience spans across four different continents. Her passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, Linked In, and YWCA. She resides in the Washington DC area with her 10 year old son.
Learn more about Deran’s work at https://blacktherapistsrock.com/
Terry Real is an internationally recognized Family Therapist, Speaker and Author. Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology. A family therapist and teacher for more than twenty five years, Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women, The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work, and most recently US: Getting Past You & Me to Build a More Loving Relationship. Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step journey to greater intimacy — and greater personal fulfillment.
Learn more about Terry’s work at https://terryreal.com/
Michelle Rodriguez, PhD
Dr. Mishelle Rodriguez is a psychologist and founder of Collaborative ChangeMakers, a counseling and consulting practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She served two years as the president of the Metro Detroit chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. She has been featured on national platforms, including the Wall Street Journal and Therapy for Black Girls Podcast.
Dr. Rodriguez has more than 15 years of experience providing counseling in university counseling centers, community mental health settings and private practice. Her work focuses on empowering people to break patterns and create change in themselves, their relationships, professional fields and and their communities. She specializes in Black mental health and wellness, trauma, and helping people excel in high-achievement settings. As a speaker, trainer/educator, and author (book chapter in Why Wakanda Matters), Dr. Rodriguez loves to integrate art and pop culture, and bring community together for discussions that cultivate healing and growth.
Learn more about Mishelle’s work at https://www.drmishelle.com/
Rebecca Ching, LMFT
Rebecca is a 20 year veteran psychotherapist, leadership developer, host of The Unburdened Leader podcast, writer, and speaker.
Rebecca helps established leaders, entrepreneurs and business owners navigate the curveballs of life + leadership without sacrificing their health, important relationships and their business bottom line. She sees these inevitable challenges stemming from the burdens we carry from both our story and the culture we live in today. Unburdened Leadership™ is the work Rebecca has honed to take leaders and entrepreneurs through so that they can have greater impact and legacy by navigating the intersection of mindset + mental health via her Unburdened Leadership™ Coaching – informed by her extensive training in systems theory, trauma-informed practices, the research of Brené Brown, PhD and Internal Family Systems in addition to her work in DC politics, NYC advertising, and international non profit work.
Learn more about Rebecca’s work at https://www.rebeccaching.com/