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Healing Ourselves to Heal Others: A Virtual Conference


July 25, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT




$400 - Discounts Available (details)
Additional $20 for credits

About this Training

It’s time. The past two years have been heavier than ever for most of us as clinicians of color creating spaces for individuals, families, and communities navigating systemic racism, trauma, and healing in a world that still devalues our lives. It’s time for us to value ourselves and practice that act through acts that foster liberation and healing for ourselves as clinicians of color.

We often struggle with the loss of who we are as people, which has given rise to all sorts of things. We struggle with a sense of not belonging, imposter syndrome, and anxiety, not because we are disordered. Instead, we’ve become disconnected from our ancestral roots and native healing practices, and white supremacy has clouded our collective minds. Our relationships, connections to others, and communities have all suffered from the legacy of slavery. Dr. Joy calls this the enduring legacy of enduring injury.

It’s time for us, the healers, to stand up and create change. But, we cannot until we take a deep, hard look at ourselves. Clinicians of Color has created a unique opportunity for us to do the work for ourselves and for our communities.  You do not want to miss this opportunity to convene with your brothers and sisters in a virtual healing session.

Clinicians of Color is hosting a virtual conference focused on our own healing and want to invite you to join us with your friends and colleagues. We are excited about this conference because it offers both learning and experiential sessions:

  • 11am-12pm ET – Michelle Phillips
  • 12:15pm-2:15pm – Keynote from Dr. Joy DeGruy is one that will speak to our minds by giving us the knowledge we need to unlock how post-traumatic slave syndrome is very present among us today and how we can overcome our intergenerational pain.
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm – LeNaya Crawford


Who should attend?

Any mental health professional, educator, grad student, and intern. 


Why you should attend:

All Black and Brown people have been negatively impacted by white supremacy. Until we understand, decolonize, and deconstruct, we are being held captive to historical pain that is not ours to hold.  Healers need healing to be more effective in the communities we serve. If you’re not doing the internal work how do you know you’re not, unintentionally, contributing to the harm.

Contact Information: Clinicans of Color, LLC, 256 Chapman Rd. Ste. 201, Newark, DE 19705 | 302-292-1334 | trainingteam@cliniciansofcolor.org


About The Speakers


Michelle Phillips

Michelle Phillips, 'The Liberation Strategist,' is a mental health clinician by training and a spiritual wellbeing practitioner at heart and is a graduate of Seattle University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling Education program. Originally from the deep South, Michelle alchemizes grief and loss work, relational neuroscience, systems theory, and the healing wisdom from the diaspora to facilitate embodied intergenerational healing and liberation. Curating and facilitating transformative spaces is why Michelle wakes up in the morning. As a former hospital chaplain, Michelle's practice integrates commonly missing spiritual and energetic matters for more profound wellness in the community. Michelle respectfully requests 'they' pronouns and possessives as non-binary gender identity and an ancestral practice in reverence of and linkage to their unnamed ancestors of unknown lineages, languages, and genders.

J DeGruy

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy (Keynote Speaker)

Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a PhD in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. For over two decades, she served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University's School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc. (JPD).

Dr. DeGruy's research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery. She has over thirty years of practical experience as a professional in the field of social work. She conducts workshops and trainings in the areas of intergenerational/historical trauma, mental health, social justice, improvement strategies and evidence based model development.

Dr. DeGruy has published numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters and authored her seminal book entitled "Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury & Healing". She has also developed an assessment scale for measuring respect with regard to African American male youth.

Dr. DeGruy is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher and educator. Through lectures, workshops, seminars and special guest appearances, Dr. Joy has shined a light on the critical issues affecting society. Dr. Joy's seminars have been lauded as the most dynamic and inspirational currently being presented on the topics of culture, race relations and contemporary social issues.

Lenaya Crawford

LeNaya Crawford

LeNaya Smith Crawford, is a Licensed Therapist , Holistic Healer, International Teacher, Abundance Mentor and Wellness Entrepreneur. With over 10 years of experience in the Mental Health and Wellness space LeNaya takes a Science and Soul approach to healing and is passionate about helping Therapists and Healers, HEAL+ LEARN + GROW.

She is a sought after Mental Health and Wellness Expert and has been featured on several platforms including the New York Times, the Huffington Post and Health line. As a leader in the Holistic Mental Health space, LeNaya created The Holistic Therapist ™ Academy, a certification and immersion program that teaches Therapists and Mental Health Professionals how to use the therapeutic power of Trauma Informed Yoga, Breath Work, Energy and Sound Healing to help clients heal from Anxiety, Depression and Trauma. A comprehensive program that helps Therapists integrate these practices in an ethical and evidence based way.

LeNaya is on a mission to help Therapists and Healers live well while helping their communities heal. Through 1:1 guidance and her Business Accelerator, Aligned & Guided, she helps Therapists and Healers get clear on their souls mission, overcome limiting beliefs and heal scarcity wounds ( relationship with money) to create greater impact and income. She is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kaleidoscope Family Therapy + Holistic Wellness, Co- Owner of Seviin Yoga + Yoga School and Co- Founder of Therapy For Black Families Inc, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Frequently Asked Questions

This event costs $400 (Discounts are available)

Paying COCOA members get free or discounted access to our trainings. The discounts are:

  • Associate/Gold members get access to this training for $300
  • Legacy/Diamond members get access to this training for $250

Sign up for the Clinicians of Color Online Academy (COCOA) to get access to discounts.

Here is that language to add: JenTex Training & Consulting, LLC will be offering CE credit for this training in collaboration with Clinicians of Color Online Academy. 4 continuing education clock hour(s) will be available for this training. The cost of the CE credit will be an additional $20. In order to receive the link to purchase CE credit you will have to:

  • Attend and be present for the entire training
  • Complete a survey that will be provided about the training

Upon completion of the training you will be provided with the link to purchase CE credit and you will receive a certificate from JenTex Training & Consulting, LLC. JenTex Training & Consulting, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0136. JenTex Training & Consulting, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0080. JenTex Training & Consulting, LLC, provider #1441, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org,, through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. JenTex Training & Consulting, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/28/2020 - 2/28/2023. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 4 continuing education clock hour(s)

You will get the Zoom link before the training begins. If you have any questions, you can email us academy@cliniciansofcolor.org

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