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Laying the Foundation for Racial Equity: A Reflection Session (Part 2)

April 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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This training counts toward the MA PGS Certificate

This reflection session is meant to help participants process their thoughts, experiences, and feelings regarding integrating racial equity into practice. Through reviewing the intersectionality of our clients, peers, and as a society we open the path of empathy and understanding that can positively influence us as a collective.

Although it is not required, we strongly encourage participants to attend both Part I and Part II of this training series. Register for Laying the Foundation for Racial Equity (Part 1).

Training facilitators will provide an additional 30 minutes to assist individuals who have questions, concerns, or thoughts after the conclusion of the reflection session. Joining this space is optional, and it will not count for CEs.

Cost: Free

Location: Virtual

Number of CE(s): 2

Instructional Level: Introductory

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to use transparent language for feedback and assessment.
  • Acknowledgment and re-evaluation of privileges and racial equity.
  • Exploration of intersectionality and how it can be imbued and applied in advancing racial equity with clients.
  • Gain techniques to combat explicit and unconscious racial biases within the workplace, Massachusetts, and the US.

Licensed CE(s): 

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

  • MA Technical Assistance Center for Problem Gambling Treatment is authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to sponsor, conduct or approve continuing education programs for alcohol and drug counselors/assistants (LADCs).

Instructor Bios: 

Instructor: Glimar Rodriguez Parrilla (she/her), LADCI, LCSW, MA PGS

Glimar Rodriguez Parrilla, LADCI, LCSW brings over 16 years of experience in various medical and social service positions in behavioral health care. In her current role as a Program Manager at Boston ASAP, is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of systems that are used to provide services used in the day-to-day operations. Glimar also provides clinical services through the various program offered in the Community Clinic.

Glimar earned her B.A in Social Psychology at University of Massachusetts Boston, a Masters in Clinical Social Work at Simmons University where she was part of the SIMPACT-SOWEP Scholar program, SIMPACT-SOWEP (Simmons Opioid Workforce Expansion Program) aims to increase the number of social workers with competencies in evidence-based OUD and other SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in high demand, high need areas through the enhancement of community-based experiential training and faculty development. For the last 11 years Glimar has dedicated her direct service practice in the field of mental health and substance use to at-risk and high need populations through the continuum of care from inpatient transitional services to community services and engagement. In addition, for the past 7 years, she has been credentialed in various training curricula for clinicians and employees within other community partners agencies, the Community Clinic, as well as The Champions Network (Doc Wayne).

Instructor: Maya A. Williams (she/he), LMHC, MA PGS earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University, a historically black college and university (HBCU) located in Atlanta, Georgia. Maya then sought to earn her master’s degree in clinical psychology and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Maya is a licensed mental health counselor and is certified as a Problem Gambling Specialist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTP), ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP), and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP). Maya is an independently contracted Clinical Therapist at Sondermind and a Clinical Therapist and Consultant at Wellness for Our Future, LLC, a black and woman-owned group practice located in Randolph, MA.



April 26
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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