October 11, 2021
7:00 pm CDT - 8:30 pm CDT
Held via Zoom
Nadia Greenspan, LCPC, NCC, CGP
This group will meet on the following 8 Mondays: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2021, 7-8:30 pm.
*Limited to 12 participants.
This book circle is intended for white and white-identifying clinicians who are sincere in their commitment to understanding and dismantling white supremacy in themselves, their clinical work and in society. This group will be guided by The Circle Way approach to collaboration and participation. Due to the highly sensitive and courageous nature of this work, participants are asked to commit to attending all group sessions and to doing weekly reading and writing assignments. Purchasing a digital or hard copy of the book is required.
“Jung stated the shadow to be the unknown dark side of the personality. According to Jung, the shadow, in being instinctive and irrational, is prone to psychological projection, in which a perceived personal inferiority is recognized as a perceived moral deficiency in someone else.” This course seeks to examine white supremacy as a form of an unconscious shadow for those who benefit from the system – white and white-identifying people. The circle provides a restorative justice model approach using process circles for each participant to deeply and personally examine how white supremacy has influenced the ways in which they navigate their world as a person and a professional therapist. By illuminating each participant’s story, other members can bear witness towards the truth and authenticity to recognize the internalized system of white supremacy within their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
*The Jung Center will donate 10% of the proceeds from this group to the Evanston based YWCA for the inspiring work of their Equity Institute in the areas of racial justice and equity.
About the Instructor
Nadia Greenspan is a certified group psychotherapist in private practice in Illinois. She’s been involved in group relations work for the past ten years, where she’s been continuously examining her own relationship with authority, boundaries, race and privilege. She is an improviser, an acting instructor and a psychological dramaturg. Her private practice is largely focused on people in creative and performing arts.
Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad
*Program CEUs are an additional $15 processing fee. Please note that CEUs are offered for the full group series only, not individual sessions. The CEUs will be processed and mailed at the end of the group.
Venue: Zoom: Presenter Hosted Group
This event will be hosted online through Zoom.
Further info will be provided after registration by the presenter.