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Register to get your name on the list and get the zoom link.

THERE’S NO COST and you only have to register once in order to have access to all the meetings.

Come to the meetings as your schedule allows. We’ll be here!

Come and connect in this sacred space as we strive to strengthen our community and provide a supportive network for our professional growth and well-being!

 

Come to the meetings as your schedule allows. We’ll be here!

Register to get your name on the list and get the zoom link.

THERE’S NO COST and you only have to register once in order to have access to all the meetings.

Come to the meetings as your schedule allows. We’ll be here!

Come and connect in this sacred space as we strive to strengthen our community and provide a supportive network for our professional growth and well-being!

 

Come to the meetings as your schedule allows. We’ll be here!

Black Counselors Development Initiative (BCDI)

Join us every 1st Friday of the month (11am-12:30 PST) as mental health therapists across the African Diaspora virtually come together to center our experiences as BLACK CLINICIANS in mental health.

WE GATHER IN THE SPIRIT OF...

✨Support & Empowerment 

We're here to uplift and empower one another, recognizing the unique experiences and challenges that Black clinicians face.

 

✨Connection & Collaboration:

Network and connect with fellow Black clinicians, sharing knowledge, experiences, and resources.

 

✨Case Discussions:

Our discussions revolve around real cases, providing a lens through which to validate and understand treatment modalities, transference, countertransference, and our clients' experiences.

 

✨Addressing Racism & Micro-aggressions

We offer a space to process and discuss the impact of racism and micro-aggressions on Black clients and clinicians. Share your experiences and receive feedback in a supportive environment.

 

✨Cultural Insights:

Learn from one another's diverse cultural experiences to enrich your understanding of clients from various backgrounds.

OUR RULES...

Rules are simple and reflect the commitment to create a positive, professional, BLACK space. The rules generally boil down to JUST DON’T ACT UGLY

✨Show up with respect and empathy

✨Assume good intentions of others

(Or at the very least lead with curiosity instead of judgment) 

✨Share your experiences and insights, but always with kindness.

✨Have your camera on  

(Showing up for us means you’re showing up for yourself)

✨Respect client confidentiality

(Don’t be dropping names and addresses)

✨Embrace and Respect the diversity of experiences and perspectives

✨While we are all clinicians, we are not on duty in the space 

(So don’t expect to be therapized).

REGISTER
and
CONNECT

Register to get the zoom link.

THERE’S NO COST 

Come to the meetings as your schedule allows. We’ll be here!

YAY!We're excited that you'll be joining us! Be sure to check your inbox to confirm your email. You'll be getting the zoom link shortly after.Blessings!

Feel free to send this to other Black Therapists or Social Workers so they can connect too!
(Interns are also welcome)

Come and connect in this sacred space as we strive to strengthen our community and provide a supportive network for our professional growth and well-being!

 

IN PEACE, LOVE, SOUL, HEALING, AND MANY BLESSINGS, 

ERIKA MICHELLE CHERRY, MS, LMHC

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