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Healing Conversation: Coping with Racial Trauma and Channeling Black Rage & Pain

June 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm

Free Open to the public: members and non-members

As we continue to witness and experience anti-Black violence, most notably with the recent murder of George Floyd, and be disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, community support and dialogue are essential.

Join NYABPsi for a healing Conversation on addressing our racial trauma and channeling Black rage & pain.  

This workshop will explore the signs & symptoms of racial trauma, the most effective healthy coping strategies to address trauma, and ways to manage Black rage and pain.  

Together we’ll learn how to overcome barriers to healing from trauma and how to create a Healthy Coping Action Plan for sustained engagement and stress reduction. This healing conversation will be facilitated by NYABPsi past president Dr. Richard Orbe-Austin.

About Richard Orbe-Austin, PhD

Dr. Richard Orbé-Austin is an executive coach and a licensed psychologist. He is a co-founder and partner of Dynamic Transitions Psychological Consulting, a career and executive coaching consultancy. Dr. Orbé-Austin is a Past President of the NY Association of Black Psychologists, and a former executive board member. During his term as President, he focused on increasing the awareness of mental wellness in the community, and on addressing mental health disparities.Dr. Orbé-Austin’s opinions have appeared in a variety of publications, including Forbes, Fast Company, Diversity Executive, & ThriveGlobal. He earned his MSEd and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education and his BA in Psychology from NYU.

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This event is free and open to public, members and non-members

The Harambee Initiative is brought to you by the New York chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists, and aims to inspire, encourage and uplift Black individuals, families, and communities as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. Harambee, Swahili for “Let’s pull together”, is a reminder of our strength, heritage, and rootedness in community. NYABPsi believes that pulling together and relying on our communities’ strengths and gifts will help us to remain safe, centered and grounded during this uncertain time. The Harambee Initiative uses virtual platforms to foster community support and will include knowledge-sharing, community discussions, and healing sessions, and engagement in creative activities such as song and story-telling. There are opportunities for fellowship, fun, learning, and healing.

We hope you’ll join us. Let’s pull together!

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