Mental Health Accountability Group
EST February 2020
Laura Barnes, Founder
Laura Barnes saw a need for a creation of safe spaces for BIPOC community members seeking therapy. As this need continued to be more and more apparent, she decided to create a mental health accountability group.
This group is aimed to intersect mental health with anti-racism efforts to decolonize our approach to therapies. I am a learner in this space with a passion for its importance, but I do not claim to be an expert. I believe the best way to learn/unlearn is to invite BIPOC leaders and experts in this field to share with us what they know. I commit to paying these experts directly or donating to anti-racist organizations in lieu of a fee. I believe our responsibility as clinicians is to put what we learn into action including dismantling what needs to be unlearned. This group was formed in efforts to demonstrate as a strategic ally, and I am asking those mental health clinicians who are interested to join us!
White Privilege in Therapy
Traumatic impacts of social media on the African American community.
The Multicultural Project: Troubling Theory and Application in Mental Health Practice
Mental Health Stigmas in Communities of Color
Tending Racial Trauma During Crisis
Identifying “8 ways therapists can perpetuate white supremacy”
To learn more about Laura Barnes: www.barnesbiofeedback.com