Transformative Dialogue on Race in the DBT Community (June 2020)
A discussion with LA County clinicians, Dr. Lisa Bolden and Dr. Lizbeth Gaona, led by Helen Best, M.Ed.
Thank you Dr. Bolden and Dr. Gaona who took the time to share the work they do in the Black and Latinx communities. Many more of these conversations need to happen. It is a start.
Our Anti-Racism Statement
As an organization, one of our missions is to partner with systems, practices and individuals to bring about changes in the provision of mental health nationally and internationally. We recognize that we are a part of the problem of systemic racism and the under-representation of people of color in our trainers, our trainees and the clients we all serve.
TIC is dedicating itself and its resources to use an anti-racist approach in all of our work and in our personal lives. We know that people of color are disproportionately underrepresented in the mental health profession, under-represented as receivers of quality mental health services and over-represented in systems such as the criminal justice system.
Our plan is to actively partner with constituents and providers of all colors and cultures and to increase access to mental health treatment while changing how systems approach the treatment of people with color.
TIC is taking the following actions:
Our plan goes beyond this moment in time but is the beginning of an era where TIC stands out as an organization that is not complicit or silent in the face of racism or any discriminatory practice.
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