Los Angeles Chapter — California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Los Angeles Chapter — CAMFT
White Therapists Antiracist Group:Letter to White Therapists
Are you interested in being part of a local movement to grow white consciousness toward greater responsibility for, and engagement in, anti-racism work in our therapy community?
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of privilege, race, racism, and how white people keep systemic racism in place whether consciously or unconsciously?
Have you wished for a safe space where you could meet with other white therapists who are interested in doing the same?
Quoting from poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, “If we’re to live up to our own time,” this is part of “The hill we climb / If only we dare.”
The White Therapists Antiracist Group, a subgroup of the LA-CAMFT Diversity Committee, has been formed to support White Therapists “climb this hill.” The "hill" in this specific case, is the path we need to take to “do our work.”
The White Therapists Antiracist Group Leadership Team—Randi Gottlieb, Matt Evans, and Estelle Fisher, are currently developing a range of options including ongoing consciousness-raising/educational workgroups to provide high-trust spaces that offer a challenging but nonjudgmental exploration of what it means to be white and how to use white privilege and white rights as allies and activists with our colleagues of color in support of racial justice.
Randi Gottlieb, LMFT, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles. Her work is rooted in Gestalt, attachment focused EMDR, and Trauma Resiliency as complimentary body/mind approaches. She frames her work within a Narrative Therapy lens. After serving on the LA-CAMFT Board of Directors for seven years, Randi is now a member of the Diversity Committee and is Chair of the White Therapists Antiracist Group. She is currently studying to be a Life-Cycle Celebrant.
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