Featuring: Dr. Shanéa Thomas, Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center, University of Southern California
Ever think of how our race and ethnicity, gender, and sexual identity impact our mental health? Over the past year, the world has gotten overwhelming in terms of how to better treat ourselves amongst the ongoing isolation, the intensity of racial movements, and how to receive the best care to keep us all afloat. Navigating how to care for ourselves can be a struggle, especially with the cultural stigma surrounding seeking access and use of mental health care. During this session, participants will be empowered to learn how these aspects affect themselves and their engagement with mental health services.
Dr. Shanéa Thomas, LICSW (He/She/Dr.) is a bold lecturer and seasoned scholar-practitioner with more than 15 years of professional social work experience in the Washington D.C. metro area. His main commitment is training and strategizing with social workers, educators, and service providers around building safer therapeutic and educational spaces for all people.