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The Climate Crisis an Intersection of Social Injustice

  • Sunday, November 15, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 15


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Presenters: Jaya Roy, MA, ASW; Christina Flynn, MSW, CMHS, MHP; Chelsea Oakerson, MSW 

Moderator:  Amanda Lee, LCSW

CEUs: 2

Costs:  Member - $20.00 | Nonmember - $30.00

Description: In this workshop we will begin by discussing concepts of power, privilege, and oppression. We will extend our understanding of power, privilege, and oppression as it relates to the climate crisis. Specifically, we will learn about how systems of oppression work synergistically to have created the climate crisis. Lastly we will explore various practice theories social workers can employ while working with clients. 

About the Presenters: 

Jaya Roy, MA, ASW (she/her)

Jaya is a Cognitive Psychologist and a Clinical Social Worker. Jaya currently works at Mira Costa Community College as a Mental Health Counselor and serves as Chair for California’s Society For Clinical Social Worker’s (CSCSW) Diversity, Equity, and Transformation Committee. She is passionate about social justice and mental health, as well as the impact of the mind-body relationship on well-being. Jaya integrates frameworks from anti-oppressive practices, critical social work, and psychobiology in her clinical practice. When she is not focused on social work or activism, Jaya enjoys spending time with her birds, husband, or in the garden. 


Christina Flynn, MSW, CMHS, MHP (she/her)

Christina is a child and family therapist specializing in trauma recovery, crisis intervention, and advocacy on behalf of youth and families. She earned her MSW at Portland State University with a focus on social work in schools, and clinical work with children, youth and families. While she is trained in Collaborative Problem Solving, she also uses techniques from play therapy, narrative therapy and somatic approaches to trauma resolution. Growing up in the Pacific NW, she has witnessed the healing power of nature while working for summer camps and outdoor schools. She believes in the essential human need for connection, including an active relationship with nature. In her free-time, Christina enjoys backpacking with friends and family as well as experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.

Chelsea Oakerson, MSW (she/her)

Chelsea earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in 2013. She went on to complete her Master’s in Social Work, with a concentration in Practice and Leadership with Communities and Organizations at Portland State University and graduated in 2019. Chelsea currently works as the QMHA Coordinator at Catholic Community Services in Portland, Oregon. In this role, she supports a team of community-based mental health providers in their work with youth and co-facilitates two groups focused on equity work within the agency. Chelsea worked in direct service for 4 years before feeling pulled towards macro practice. She has experience in community organizing among her fellow classmates, social communities and coworkers. Chelsea co-facilitated an ‘Equity 101 Training’ for the Dougy Center in Portland in 2019. She is a co-creator of the zine titled, ‘The Climate Crisis: An Intersection of Social Injustice and What Social Workers Can Do’. Chelsea is a white, queer, cisgender, neurotypical and able-bodied person who dreams of creating an equitable, inclusive and hospitable world for all living beings. She applies the social justice values that were/are embodied by her ancestors and comrades to her work and personal life alike.

This WORKSHOP meets the qualifications for 2.0 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

Note: With supervisor approval, registered ASWs may use CEs toward LCSW hours.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 14 days or more before event date: Full refund
    • 13-7 days before event date: 75% refund
    • 6 days or less before event date: No refund

    Note:  Registration will be canceled if payment is not made at least 7 days prior to the event.

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