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Survive and Thrive: A brief group program for LCSWs of color

  • 02 Mar 2021
  • 23 Mar 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • 02 Mar 2021, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 09 Mar 2021, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EST)
  • 16 Mar 2021, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • 23 Mar 2021, 5:10 PM 6:30 PM (EDT)
  • Online ZOOM
  • 126


Join us for a Group Program for LCSWs of Color

This group will take place on Tuesday evenings, 5pm ET for 90 minutes each --  March 2, 9, 16, 23


The coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in an unprecedented crisis affecting our physical and mental health all while working to help others. Layered on top of COVID - 19 is the weight of the struggle for racial equality in an openly polarized nation. At a time when it is still unsafe to be physically together, we have a deeper need for connection with others that share our experiences. To address this need, CSWA is committed to providing support and information to help LCSWs navigate through these crises we're facing as a community. This particular group is designated as a safe space for LCSWs of Color and is open to anyone that shares this identity. This 4-week group program will include discussions on managing our collective trauma. For example, how do we support clients while helping ourselves and families to survive? How do we manage our shared anxiety or grief? How do we access support while many of us are still in quarantine? How do we deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19? How do we address our client needs and our own needs for physical safety? How do we discuss working cross culturally or with clients who share our identities as LCSWs of Color. Other topics will be determined by the group's discussions.

About the instructors

Lani V. Jones, PhD, LICSW, is a Black feminist scholar and therapist. She is a professor in the School of Social Welfare and the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She has more than 20 years of experience in providing therapy to Women of Color. Her research and scholarship are concentrated in the area of mental health practice research with a focus on enhancing psychosocial competence among Women of Color. Her work includes African Americans and Depression: Signs, Awareness, Treatments, and Interventions (Rowman & Littlefield) and numerous articles and book chapters.

Kendra C. Roberson, PhD, LCSW-S, is President of CSWA, an instructor at the University of Washington, School of Social Work, and has a private mental health practice that focuses primarily on attachment-focused EMDR. She is also a registered yoga teacher and Reiki Healer. Kendra has been working as an LCSW since the early 90's. Her teaching focuses on assessing mental disorders and developing direct practice skills. She has been on the Board of CSWA since 2017 and started her role as President in November, 2020.

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions. 

Fee & Registration 

Cost is FREE to members of CSWA (Open only to CSWA members - nonmembers must join)

CE Info

There are no CEs being offered for this members-only event.


For questions or concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call 202-599-8443. Or email

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Garrisonville, Virginia  22463

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