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Compassionate Anti-Racism: Leveraging Privilege to Support People of Color

May 20 @ 9:00 am 10:30 am

Are you ready to learn how to have courageous conversations about race?

In this interactive workshop, black integrative psychotherapists Xanthia Johnson LPC, LCPC-S and Kristian Owens, LCSW-C will lead participants on a journey to move on from what you think you know about anti-racism to actually understanding how to embody compassionate anti-racism in your every day life.

Privilege, fragility, aggressions, racial bias, and effective interpersonal tools on how best to compassionately call in racism will be addressed. White racial identity in the body, the neurobiology of racial trauma/stress, and movement as healing will also be discussed. Be courageous enough to show up for the conversation. Be brave enough to smile because of the hope you will have as a result of attending this training.

Please note: The HPG workshop series is approved by the D.C. Board of Social Work for ten 1.5 hour workshops from Sept – June for a total of 15 CEUs if you attend all workshops. CEU certificates are emailed upon request in July. There is a requirement of 2 CEU credit hours or more for a certificate.

* This HPG presentation will be recorded. For those who would like to attend, but find that the time of the presentation doesn’t work with your schedule, you may signup and get the recording of the presentation afterwards.



$20 Drop-In Free | Free for HPG Members


About the presenters:

Xanthia Johnson is the Owner and CEO of Urban Playology, LLC where she provides brain-body based psychotherapy and integrative wellness services to communities of color & queer folx impacted by trauma. She has a special interest in holistic self-care healing resources to support healing. She is a licensed clinical psychotherapist, certified yoga teacher, sound bath meditation teacher, and a trained expressive arts therapist.

Her work has been featured in the Washington post and various other podcasts. She shares, “I’ve always been obsessed with social justice, and with caring for humanity. I hold a deep belief in resilience, in the power of unconditional love, affirming acceptance & cultural connection.” Ms. Johnson is the co-founder of the Compassionate Anti-Racism Project with Kristian Owens LCSW-C, CTP-C, RPT.

Kristian Owens is the Owner and CEO of Resilient Child Therapy Institute, LLC, where she provides brain-body based psychotherapy and integrative wellness services to children and families of color impacted by trauma and loss. She has a special interest in supporting individuals in utilizing their strengths to bounce back from adversity. She also has a special interest in training and supporting new clinicians in their clinical work with communities of color.

Ms. Owens is a licensed clinical social worker, certified yoga teacher, certified Reiki Master, and a play and expressive arts therapy enthusiast. Given her expertise, Ms. Owens was invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in her annual Beating the Odds Summit as a Workshop Facilitator at the White House. Ms. Owens is the co-founder of the Compassionate Anti-Racism project.


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