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Agency Supervisor Workshop: Becoming an Anti-Racist Social Worker

October 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Dear Agency Supervisors,

The Field Education Office would like to invite you to attend an interactive workshop to deepen analysis and learn tools for anti-racist practice.  Becoming an Anti-Racist Social Worker Training presented by Marion Malcome, Ph.D, MSW, LCSW and Brit Holmberg, MSW, LCSW, MDiv will be offered to all of our current agency supervisors.

Social workers work with clients of color across multiple systems. It is critical to have both the language and analysis to build effective cross-cultural relationships and challenge institutional racism in both clinical and agency settings.  This interactive workshop describes institutional racism in the 21st century and provides strategies for becoming an effective anti-racist clinician at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the history of institutional racism in the US and how it impacts clinical relationships and settings today;
  • Develop familiarity with the language of race, including examples from clinical and organizational settings;
  • Acquire tools for improving anti-racist clinical practice, including challenging racist statements in sessions and working with cross-cultural clients;
  • Provide a framework for anti-racist organizational and institutional change, including best practices;
  • Discuss strategies for change and accountability moving forward.

Please complete the survey (link below) and select the date that works best for you.  Please note there are limited spots available.

Agency Supervisor Workshop: Becoming an Anti-Racist Social Worker

  • Friday, September 17:  9:00am-2:00pm CST ; with a break for lunch (Zoom)
  • Saturday, October 2:  9:00am-2:00pm CST; with a break for lunch (Zoom)

If you have any questions please contact Audrey (amconn@wisc.edu) or Amanda (amanda.ngola@wisc.edu).

Marion Malcome, a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois, has dedicated her professional and personal life to raising awareness about mental health amongst people of color and preparing professionals to effectively support this same population and appreciate their unique history and needs. Marion received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Afro-American Studies and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in community mental health, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Marion has over ten years of experience in direct clinical social work practice, ranging from hospital and psychiatric inpatient settings, private practice, to community mental health throughout the city of Chicago. Marion is the owner and chief consultant of SydneyMalcome LLC, a boutique consulting firm providing a range of supporting services to small socially-minded organizations. Currently, Marion is a fourth-year Doctoral Student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), with research interests in understanding the long-term impact of stressors within high-burdened neighborhoods on the mental health of African American women and mothers.

Brit Holmberg is a licensed clinical social worker with a decade of experience providing mental health services to a wide array of populations. He is also the co-creator of the Becoming an Anti-Racist Social Worker training.  Brit received a B.S. from Cornell University, a Masters in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, and a MDiv from Garret Theological Seminary.  Prior to joining Loyola University of Chicago’s student Wellness Center as a staff therapist, Brit offered individual and group therapy to adults at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and in private practice.  He uses a strengths-based approach to support clients in identifying their core values and finding their voice.  Brit’s clinical interests include mindfulness, anti-racist practice, spirituality, and group work.  He has offered a variety of workshops, consultation, and trainings on these topics across Chicago and Illinois.

Anti-racism education is heart work, and all SydneyMalcome LLC facilitators intentionally cultivate reflective spaces for deep listening and personal truth-telling where our worldviews are authentically challenged. As trained mental health clinicians with over 20 years combined experience, Brit Holmberg and Marion Malcome are skilled group facilitators able to generate meaningful discussion and create spaces where we can collectively reimagine what it means to be clinicians, co-workers, and leaders through an antiracist lens. Brit and Marion have provided these trainings to a variety of local mental health organizations, the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, Oakton Community College, and statewide conferences. 


October 2, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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