AINC Proudly Presents:
An Introduction to Understanding the Impact of Racism on Well-Being
with Rakima Parson, M.S., LPC, RPT, NCC
There are many barriers to accessing mental health services, but mental health professionals should not be one of those barriers. With more light being brought to race-based trauma, this workshop is an experiential learning space focused on providing foundational knowledge on the impact of racism and bias. Ideal workshop participants are mental health professionals who are wondering what they can do to gain awareness, increase cultural humility and best serve BIPOC clients. Rakima Parson is a mental health professional, passionate about community education with a focus on minimizing barriers and stigma.
Rakima Parson, a Louisiana native, is actively involved in the Austin community. Rakima is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, who has worked in various settings. Professionally, she has gained a unique understanding of the intersection of trauma, culture, academic achievement and work performance. Rakima does not limit her expertise to only the confines of an office, rather she actively seeks unique opportunities to share her voice and expertise to improve lives and systems. As a former member of the Texas Counseling Association’s Public Policy Committee, she spent several years monitoring mental health policies and is always seeking ways to advocate for increased access. Additionally, she has served on two local non-profit boards. Rakima not only believes that there is valuable work to be done through providing individual counseling, but she also embraces the responsibility of advocating and providing outreach in the community.
2 CEU Credits will be provided for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and psychologists.