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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

In light of the recent events, there is a greater need now than ever to examine power and bias within therapy as well as amplify a multitude of perspectives on healing outside of Western, Eurocentric theories and ideologies. One of the psychotherapists at Program for Torture Victims (PTV), Robin Chancer, LCSW is doing a special presentation (in 2 weeks!) entitled "Therapy and Justice: Unpacking Western Bias and Expanding Healing" on Monday, August 10 from 1 - 2:30pm on Zoom. 

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Since the professionalization of psychology began, it has been modeled on white, patriarchal, capitalist ideas of wellness. Therapists trained in the U.S. often lack exposure to non-Western theories and practices, and are unaware of their own biases. These shortcomings can create a therapeutic relationship which perpetuates harm even as it seeks to heal it. Please join us as we explore historical, institutional, and personal biases, and engage with each other through reflection and dialogue! 

Robin Chancer, LCSW, is bilingual licensed psychotherapist with more than 10 years of experience. She has been working primarily with asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors for the last 7 years.


Date published: 

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

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