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SHIFT Seminar – “Cultivating Safe Spaces for Difficult Conversations in Therapeutic Settings”

July 21 10:00 am 11:00 am PDT

SHIFT is an educational program developed by Paradigm Treatment that actively works to combat racism and prejudice in mental health treatment while increasing diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency.
You will benefit from this special program if…
  • You work with clients who inhabit one or more marginalized identities
  • You sometimes feel overwhelmed or at a loss when navigating difficult topics relating to identity, race, and culture
  • You occasionally grapple with how to be a culturally competent clinician or therapist
WHEN: Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 10-11 a.m. PST (Presentation & Q&A)
WHERE: ZOOM meeting info provided to all that RSVP
WHO: Facilitated by Siana Orun-Walker Director of Client Development & Initiatives of Paradigm Treatment
WHAT: Cultivating safe spaces for difficult conversations in clinical and therapeutic settings can be challenging. During this fast-paced and inspiring hour together, we will uncover unique challenges and opportunities inherent in exploring this growth edge for ourselves, our clients, and our communities. 
This process-style group will empower you with valuable information, interventions, and support to imbue your clients with confident, clear, and culturally sensitive, identity-affirming therapy.
We hope to see you there!

Register Here

  About our facilitator… Siana-Orun Walker specializes in experiential therapy, emotional intelligence, and personal development. She Is a trail blazer in the realm of youth development and focuses on assisting our youth with staying on track with their treatment goals. Siana has worked with the youth for over a decade leading and facilitating personal development groups and workshops. Some of the initiatives she’s developed are our “Life Skills Group” to support our alumni in integrating what they’ve learned in our residential program post treatment, and “SHIFT” our diversity & inclusion program that encourages cultural competency in the field of mental health while providing resources for our staff, clients, and the community. Siana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from HBCU-Virginia State University and is a graduate of MITT-Mastery in Transformational Training. She dedicates her life to impacting as many lives as she can by being of service, encouraging transformation, and inspiring breakthroughs.


July 21
10:00 am – 11:00 am PDT