The Inclusive Encounter: Decolonizing Psychotherapy

Friday, November 20, 2020

10 AM – 12 PM P.S.T.

Free (Online via Zoom)

In this two-hour workshop, a critical understanding of historical and current global colonialism will be facilitated. Participants will be invited to think about decolonizing various aspects of the therapeutic process from assessment, diagnosis, and intervention. Participants will also be asked to apply critical race theory to the therapeutic relationship and consider ways to decolonize the psychotherapeutic process.


This is free online course. This course is for therapists, social workers and other mental health professionals. 

We may be able to offer two (2) CEUs for this course to LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. If we are able to do so, the CE certificate would be emailed to participant after completion of the course post-test (minimum score 80%) and the course evaluation.

Learning Goals

  • Participants will be able to define ‘colonialism’
  • Participants will be able to define ‘ decolonizing’ as applied to psychotherapy
  • Participants will be able to use critical race theory in understanding the therapeutic relationship

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the psychology of colonialism and decolonization
  • Discuss various theoretical orientations with a decolonizing lens
  • Apply critical race theory to understanding the therapeutic relationship
Instructor: Cheryl Leong, MFT

Cheryl Leong, MFT 52417 is a San Francisco-based therapist with a focus on BIPOC, queer & immigrant liberation. Their training and practice are influenced by Transactional Analysis, Expressive Arts Therapy and mindfulness. Culturally, Cheryl is Singaporean who grew up in post-colonial South East Asia and holds inter-generational values around decolonization and psychological liberation.

To register, please click HERE.

Registration closes Wednesday, November 18, 2020 @ 5pm. You must be registered to attend.

Questions? Contact Amy @ 510-601-4040 x101.