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Social Justice Series - Panel discussion: Generational Trauma and mental health, Part 1

Sep 30, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Michele Maas, LCSW
Michele Maas is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of the Great Ojibwe Nation and Three Fires Confederacy. She works as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Native American Health Center in San Francisco, CA. Michele provides psychotherapy and early intervention prevention counseling to individuals within the Native American/Alaska Native community and non-Native peoples. She has extensive experience presenting and facilitating workshops focusing on issues pertaining to Native Americans such as historical and intergenerational trauma, substance abuse and domestic violence. In her practice, she integrates her understanding of Anishinaabe culture with western evidence-based and practice-based evidence. A strong advocate for social justice, Michele is passionate about helping others through their journey of recovery and discovery and committed to ending cycles of historical intergenerational trauma in the Native American community.
Rheeda Walker, PhD
Dr. Rheeda Walker is an award-winning professor of psychology, a fellow in the American Psychological Assoc and a leading scholar who has published more than 60 scientific papers on African American mental health, suicide risk, and emotional resilience. Dr. Walker's impact has expanded beyond academia as she has quickly become a fan favorite with the release of her first book, The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health. Dr. Walker debunks myths about mental health, builds the case for psychological fortitude, and delivers practical advice for use in everyday life. Her vision and practical approach to life’s challenges has led to numerous appearances on GMA, The Breakfast Club, and NPR. She is often quoted in major publications such as the Washington Post, the LA Times, GQ Magazine, and the Houston Chronicle. Dr. Walker’s experiences positions her well to achieve her ultimate goal of bringing culturally-informed and psychological fortitude to all audiences.