Talking as a path toward healing is one of our many ancestral gifts. Although the roots of what is now known as therapy was not developed with Brown people in mind, the wisdom of sharing our struggles and pains through talk has a long tradition … Continue reading Therapy is Ours: Healing Through Talk is Ancestral Reconnection
The Institute of Chicana/o Psychology offers online educational courses in Chicana/o/x Psychology annually on a rotating basis. Please click the link below or select from the Menu above for course descriptions and next offerings!
AUGUST 22, 2021 10am – 1pm CDT (CENTRAL TIME) ONLINE Webinar Stories of courage. Stories of COVID. Stories of parenthood. Stories of racial trauma. Stories of faith. Stories of gender. Stories of sexualities. Stories shape our identity. The telling and sharing of stories can be … Continue reading Power of Stories to Heal: Cultural Strengths, Cultural Wounds
Class begins June, 2022. Online. 6 class sessions. 1.5 hours each session. Description and class information coming soon!
This 4-session training is the second level of the Chicana/o/x Affirmative Therapy Training Series. Each session is 2.5 hours and will contain two case scenarios each session. In particular, Level 2 will dive deeper into the three crucial aspects of Chicana/o/x & Latina/o/x well-being: Identity, … Continue reading Chicana/o/x Affirmative Therapy Training Series – Level 2
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
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 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.