Workshops & Groups

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Neurodiversity is a portmanteau first coined by activist Judy Singer and columnist Harvey Blume, which can be broken down into its components of “neuro,” referring to the nervous system, and “diversity,” which refers to the variety and differences of things. Hence, neurodiversity speaks to the variation in neurological functioning in humans. The neurodiversity movement urges us to recognize neural and biological differences, to understand that not every brain works like yours, and that other people may experience the world much differently from you. There are different ways of perceiving the world, capacities to reason and think critically, and sensitivities to environmental stimuli. As providers, it is important for us to take perspective and decenter from dominant normed narratives. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the history of the neurodiversity movement and neurodivergent culture so mental health providers, educators, and community members can effectively support neurodivergent people and build neuroinclusive environments. The information in this training may considered a precursor to becoming a neurodiversity affirming provider.

Recent Workshop Partners

Blue Arion Care Logo
Arizona Counseling Association Logo. Several rainbow circles overlap each other
Black and red AzABA Logo
Baio Enterprises logo with red yellow and green circles
Neurodiversity Education Resource Center Logo with black letters that spell NERC next to interlinking infinity symbols, each a rainbow
Northern Arizona University NAU Logo with dark blue background. Yellow mountain in the center of the A.
Arizona Psychological Association Logo with beige stripes and the blue psychology symbol in the center
CUSD Logo with a big red C and a circle around it. Red apple in the middle of the C
Strategies for Success Logo SFS with purple blue and green circles

This is an arts-based consultation group for advocacy-minded therapists where they can come together to create, connect, and grow. We formed this group because we both love the calm, connection, and joy that come with creating and exploring in the imagination. We’re also super passionate about supporting populations, clients, and client experiences that often don’t have a voice – and we believe in putting our time and effort where our proverbial mouth is. This work can be exhausting, activating, and sometimes thankless, so we decided to offer this dedicated venue for collaboration and supporting each other through craft and play.

 

We break out the craft supplies and indulge our creativity as we informally process topics related to professional identity, ethics, advocacy, leadership, and clinical relationships. We take a deep dive into sensitive topics, while taking care not to discuss confidential client/patient information. The group meets on the first Sunday night of every month at the Retreat on Tatum from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

 
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