Do No Harm is intentionally priced higher than our other Fall workshops in order to pay a fair rate to our facilitator, Richla Davis, for her time, knowledge and the particular emotional labor required for a Black woman to prepare for and to teach a mostly white audience about racism.
At CCIH, we are offering this workshop because we believe it addresses an urgent and long-ignored need. White supremacy and racism in the field of psychology have contributed to massive mental health disparities among BIPOC and other marginalized groups. The training and education that many therapists have received has created harm by amplifying white voices while denying that abuses of power and trauma reinforce systemic bias. This workshop is intended to reduce harm by supporting therapists as they confront their own biases and deepen their awareness of racism.
Given that context, it is a particular burden for a Black therapist to facilitate this type of workshop. We are also aware that Black women experience a significant wage gap and that our society has a long history of undervaluing their work. The slightly higher price of this workshop is one of the small ways that we can acknowledge that reality.
We are also aware that some may simply not be able to afford the fee. We are happy to offer a reduced fee for those situations–please reach out to us to discuss options. Our hope is that those who have more money and privilege will recognize the value in this workshop, and that we can supplement the cost for those who do not.
We are glad to be able to bring this much needed training to our professional community, and we hope to see you there.