On-line course in Chicana/o/x Psychology! “Explorations in Chicana/o/x Identity” is our 2nd course in Chicana/o/x Psychology.
July 24th, August 21st, September 11th, September 25th- 2021 Foundational Level – Level 1 This is a 4 Session On-line Training on a clinical approach to working successfully with Chicanx & Latinx clients. The entire series is a total of 9 hrs. with each session … Continue reading Chicana/o/x Affirmative Therapy Training Series: Clinical Responsiveness & Chicanx Mental Health 2021 – Level 1
The Institute is a community-building entity focused on wellness and strengths of the Chicana/o/x community through the lens of Chicana/o/x Psychology. In our work, we address both risk and protective factors related to the wellness of the Chicana/o/x community, including historical factors of oppression as … Continue reading Institute of Chicana/o Psychology – Who We Are
The mental health field is not responsive to the importance of connectedness in our culture. The field continues to teach, train and operate from a predominantly individualistic, Western perspective. The mainstream approaches and theories are founded on an individualistic sense of “the self.” Chicana/o/x and … Continue reading 5 Barriers to Therapy for Raza
June 5th (Saturday), 2021, 10:00am – 1:00pm CENTRAL Time (CDT) Join us for this workshop platica where we will explore the legacy of our cultural strengths and resources in ways we can use to advocate for ourselves, our families, and our community. Dr. Selma Yznaga, … Continue reading Advocacy, Activism and Wellness: Identifying and Utilizing Our Collective Cultural Resources
Check out our latest interview! We discuss the founding of the Institute and we discuss the work of the Institute! Thank you to Armando Sanchez for hosting this discussion and for asking us to be a part of his show! #razapsychology #InstituteOfXPsychology #xicanpsych #GentePsychology #ChicanxPsychology #BrownItUp #BrownWellness #LivingBrown #psychology #mentalhealth #wellness #wellbeing #Gente #Raza #DECOLONIZE #Chicano #Chicana #Chicanx #Latino #Latina #Latinx
April 24th, 2021 10:00 AM-1:00 PM (CENTRAL TIME) This will be a Zoom event (zoom.us). Participants will receive their Zoom link 30 minutes before the event begins. We are facing death on a daily basis and it is painful. 2020 will be remembered as the … Continue reading Recovering Our Ancestral Memory to Honor Death (a.k.a. “La Huesuda”)
April 10, 2021; 11am – 1pm CDT (Central) We know that our people deal with intergenerational, historical, and racial traumas. These experiences have affected us individually and as a community. The results of these experiences can show up in many ways including post traumatic stress … Continue reading Raza and Trauma: Individual, Family, & Community Impact
Thank you to all who connected with the Institute this past year! We’ve had another beautiful year together sharing our hearts, our stories, our lived experiences, our pains, our joys and our healing…..together. As always,we are honored that you share your hearts with us. We reconnected with our cultural, familial, ancestral strengths as they manifest in each of us individually.
As you know, our goal is to promote the wellness and well-being of our community through the lens of Chicanx Psychology. For us, Chicanx Psychology moves beyond Western/modern psychology to include our community’s own wisdom and needs (ancestral and contemporary). It is a decolonial approach with Chicanx liberation and healing at its foundation.
This past year we 4 community platica workshops, 6 professional trainings, 4 Friday Chats on Brown Wellness, 2 Special Events, 2 Community Support circles, and 1 Course Offering.
The end of the year falls during Winter. As we just celebrated the winter solstice, the birth of Huitzilopochtli, birth of the new Sun, we honor the energy of winter where we retreat into our caves and reflect, heal, and regenerate We stop as much work as we can and allow the decay to take away all that we don’t need so we can be ready to plant our seeds in the Spring. We close what is done and prepare to open a new year together, celebrating who we are.
The workshop will focus on spiritual wellness from a Chicanx and Indigenous background, with strong influences from Mexica beliefs.About this EventTwo Part Event! Feb. 27th AND Mar. 6th This will be a Zoom event (zoom.us). Participants will receive their Zoom link to the class 30 … Continue reading Chicanx Indigenous Spirituality, Healing, & Well-being
April 13th – May 18th This on-line course will explore the role of Chicana/o/x identity and its impact on the lived experiences of the Chicana/o/x community.About this EventThis will be a Zoom event (Zoom.us) This is a 6 week on-line course series in Chicana/o/x Psychology. … Continue reading Explorations in Chicana/o/x Identity: A Chicanx Psychology Course