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"Real Talk," a Clinical Consultation/Support Group For Members Who Identify as BIPOC (August 2021)

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM


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Guest Facilitator: Mani Maleky

"Real Talk", a clinical consultation/support group developed with the oversight of the CSCSW's Diversity, Equity and Transformation (DET) Committee, the purpose of which is to provide a space for clinical social workers who identify as being Black, Indigenous, Mixed Race, or Person of Color (BIPOC) to meet on a monthly basis. The focus of this group is to provide an opportunity for networking, building solidarity, exploring intersectionality and decolonizing our practice. 

Please note that this group is for individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous or People of Color (BIPOC). This email reminder is sent out widely to all contacts and is not filtered by how individuals identify; therefore, if you have received this email but do not identify as BIPOC, we appreciate your support and allyship, and ask that you respect the intention of this group by not logging in to the meeting.

Mani Maleky (he/him/his) is an Associate Clinical Social Worker based in Los Angeles, California. Mani graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2019 with an MSW and has been employed with Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health since graduating. Mani currently works at a directly operated adult Specialty Mental Health Outpatient Program providing individual and group therapy as well as mental health assessments to adults over the age of 18 who are living with ongoing mental health concerns. In particular, Mani provides services in Farsi language to individuals who come from a Farsi-speaking background and dealing with mental health concerns. Mani also has a passion for the LGBTQIA2-S population and the population of individuals living with HIV. Mani has previously spent 5 months in Mumbai, India collaborating with an LGBT-serving NGO to increase education and improve community strength related to HIV. Mani has also past experience assisting individuals living with HIV in Los Angeles county to identify stable housing through the HOPWA program (Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS). Mani is dedicated to providing inclusive, intersectional, and decolonized services to under-served communities. His curiosity, energy, and jazz for life have led him to embrace the life of a social worker and driven him towards providing a healing space for all communities.

This group is FREE; however, donations to CSCSW or the JAF Scholarship Fund are welcome.

Please note that this group does NOT provide supervision to its members and no CEU’s are offered.

"Real Talk" will be held via Zoom on a monthly basis. Those who register for the group will be sent a link to participate.


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