This workshop will allow for participants to delve into the workings of how our bodies tell the stories of our ancestral past and will allow participants to gain a better understanding of how our present realities are shaped by our history.
2 CEU credits are avaialable for LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, and Psy.Ds
This workshop will be led by Alexandra Jasmine Brown, LSW of the Accountable History Network.
Alexandra is a Licensed Social Worker from Philadelphia Pennsylvania specializing in working with children and families with complex trauma and emotional and behavioral challenges stemming from intergenerational trauma. Alexandra was trained as a Clinical Social Worker at Temple University, graduating in 2017 with their Masters of Social Work out of which her passion for the study of Intrauterine Trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Epigenetics stemmed. Alexandra’s treatment focus starts with psychoeducation on the impact of generational trauma and how that plays out in “live time,” moving along the continuum of recognition of self-mediated shame and guilt, how these feelings manifest in our bodies, and tools that empower individuals to shift through this work towards a place of unconditional self-love and healing. Alexandra’s work includes the acknowledgement and incorporation of various types of intersectional identities, examining how moments of intersection impact the relationship we have with ourselves, others, and the world around us. Alexandra brings their learning and practice of ecosystemic family therapy into alignment with deeper forms of societal reckoning. In doing so, they shift the stigma of diagnosis from individual children to systems that reproduce violence and trauma over time. In addition to working with AHN, Alexandra trains clinicians in ecosystemic family-based therapy at the Training Center of Philadelphia, where she focuses on historical and generational trauma.