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(Webinar) Exploring Cultural Responsiveness at a Time of Social Unrest

  • February 27, 2021
  • 11:00 AM
  • December 31, 2021
  • 12:00 PM
  • online via Zoom


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February 26, 2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CEUs by the MN MFT Regulatory Board the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. 

$20 for MAMFT members, $30 for non-members

You need to register using the email associated with your active MAMFT membership to receive the member rate.

Refund Policy: No refunds are given for webinar recordings.

Submit the evaluation form and email our administrator before 1/30/22 to qualify for CE credit.  Further details on these steps will be provided in your confirmation email.

Workshop Title: Exploring Cultural Responsiveness at a Time of Social Unrest

Workshop Description: 2020 has been a year of intense racial and social trauma for BIPOC individuals, be they, therapists or clients. This has required us to improve our ability to provide culturally responsive engagement around these issues. This webinar is designed for those seeking a better understanding of cultural responsiveness and its practical implications for engagement when working with racialized and historical trauma. Though this webinar will focus on race, the principles may be applied to other marginalized groups and intersectionalities.

Workshop Objectives:

The objective of this webinar is to provide an understanding of a more defined concept or idea of cultural responsiveness. We will explore the differences between cultural responsiveness and the concept of cultural competence, as well as how therapists and supervisors can work towards minimizing harm when working with clients and students of diverse backgrounds and to provide feedback to questions clinicians may have regarding cultural responsiveness.

Presenter’s Name: Zamzam Dini, MA

Presenter’s Bio: Zamzam is a pre-licensed therapist at the Minnesota Trauma Recovery Institute (MN-TRI) in Minneapolis, MN. Zamzam is passionate about working with individuals and families impacted by trauma in her clinical practice, as well as in her research. Zamzam is trained in Narrative Exposure Therapy and works to alleviate symptoms in individuals struggling with PTSD. She also identifies as a Bowenian / Experiential therapist. 

Zamzam is passionate about the impact of culture, equity, and social justice within the practice and supervision of Marriage and Family Therapy. As a result, Zamzam is a member of the MAMFT Professional Practices Committee where she can assist in addressing systemic change for MFTs in MN. As a 2nd generation Somali immigrant, Zamzam is also committed to supporting BIPOC MFT students and pre-licensed professionals within the field of MFT. Zamzam and Dionne are two out of the three creators of the African-American Pan-African Student & Alumni Association at Saint Mary's in order to create a safe space to build community & mentorship for Black MFTs. 

Zamzam received her BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. She completed her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota and is currently a first-year student, in the Couple and Family Therapy Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota's Family Social Science Department.

Co-Presenter Info: Dionne Trice, MA  MFT  

Dionne has worked for nearly 20 years with families and individuals experiencing domestic violence. As a former minister, she developed her understanding of the impact of trauma and loss, and its impact on our engagement with the world and systems around us.

Dionne has experienced many life transitions including the devastating loss of a child. These experiences lead her to transition to Marriage and Family therapy. As an African American woman with a strong desire to improve services to her community, she has a passion for diversity, racial equity, and providing culturally-responsive services through her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Dionne bases her clinical work in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Experiential therapy.

She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an associate's in Family Studies from Metropolitan State University. She also received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Dionne has been married for over 34 years and is the mother of three, with five grands. I am a lover of poetry, theater, dance, foreign films, cartoons/anime/comics, video games, and boxing.

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