Hosted By: Deran Young
This year, our focus at Black Therapists Rock is to address the history of genocide, systemic oppression and anti-blackness in the United States of America. This topic often triggers polarized parts of all concerned. Our inability to effectively navigate conversations regarding prejudice, discrimination, and bias has created a culture of denial, minimization, and shame which influences the parts of us that hold these legacy burdens.
This year’s speakers will present on a variety of topics including embodiment, joy, managing shame, the importance of psychedelics for healing, social justice, avoidance, recovering from chronic pain, and more.
We welcome you to Black Therapists Rock’s 3rd Annual Heirloom Summit!
After decades of racially biased anti-drug policies that supported racist outcomes and anti-black ideologies, the most egregious racial disparities are reflected in the poverty rates of over policed neighborhoods and mass incarceration of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. Higher arrest rates are not reflective of increased prevalence of drug use, but rather of law enforcement’s focus on lower income communities and communities of color. As a result of these systemic and historical events, children and families that reside in these communities face a disproportionate risk of exposure to intergenerational trauma, which have been shown to negatively impact individual and family functioning throughout life.
6 Continuing Education Credits available through APA
– ET Introduction to MDMA Therapy for Clinicians Mischa Dansby
– ET Intro to Psilocybin-Supported Care, Peer Support, and Community Care Systems Dr. Sa’ed Al-Olima
– ET Psychedelic Citizenship: Practices for Healing, Safety, & Belonging Hanifa Nayo Washington
– ET Psychedelics: A New Name for an Old Game Dr. Carl Hart
– ET Moving From Propaganda to Possibilities in Mental Health Panel Discussion
Black Mental Health Implications of the War on Drugs
Decolonizing Psychedelic Medicines – Expanding The Narrative
Cannabis Science and Mental Health
Paulette Simone Smith
Introduction to MDMA Therapy for Clinicians
Intro to Psilocybin-Supported Care, Peer Support, and Community Care Systems
Dr. Sa’ed Al-Olimat
Psychedelic Citizenship: Practices for Healing, Safety, & Belonging
Hanifa Nayo Washington
Psychedelics: A New Name for an Old Game
Dr. Carl Hart
Moving From Propaganda to Possibilities in Mental Health
Welcome – Deran Young
Neuroscience of Loneliness
Dr. Shonte J Taylor
Understanding the Power of Body Language for Safety and Healing
Dr. Ryeal Simms
Why Do I Still Hurt: Skills to Re-tune Your Nervous System and Decrease Chronic Pain
Dr. Les Aria
Dialogue: Deran Young & Dr. Les Aria
I Don’t Want to Talk About It: A Conversation About Covert Depression
Embodying Joy: Reclaiming Joy through our Senses
Shame and the Body
Five Basic Needs of the Heart
Valarie (Vimalasara) Mason-John
Opening – Meditation/Sound Healing
The Healing Journey – Therapy and the Enneagram
Dr. Deborah Egerton
How to Make Church a Safe Space for Healing Trauma
(Part 2: Saturday Morning Breakouts)
Become a Rockstar (Paid Member) TODAY! After becoming a Rockstar you’ll receive free access to this year’s conference. Rockstar’s now also can apply for scholarships to BTR’s partnership programs such as IFS Level 1 Training, Relational Life Therapy Certification, Fluence Training programs, and MAPS 2023 Psychedelic Conference, and many more. Registration to this conference includes a full, one day, Pre-conference event + 3 days of the Heirloom Summit.
Regular price: $222 USD (Price of membership + Free Registration to Conference)
Purchase your membership below, once you have purchased your membership email [email protected] with proof of membership and a member of our team will send you your event registration details.
*If you just want to attend the summit and not purchase a membership. You can registration for the conference only for $111.
Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.
2023 Calling for Ceasefire on the War on Drugs: Moving from Propaganda
to Possibilities in Mental Heathm
February 23, 2023
Acknowledgement of Financial Commercial Support
No financial commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Acknowledgement of In-Kind Commercial Support
No in-kind commercial support was received for this educational activity.
Learners must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion. Your chosen sessions must be attended in their
entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not
listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and
Collectively Rooted. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Psychologists (APA) Credit Designation Statement
This course is co-sponsored by Amedco and Collectively Rooted. Amedco is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Amedco maintains responsibility for this program and content. Maximum of 6.00 hours.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Counselors: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA,
ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MO, NC, ND, NH, NE, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI, WY
MI: No CE requirements.
*OK: Accepts APA credit for live, in-person activities but not for ethics and/or online courses.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for MFTs: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS, MD,
ME, MO, NE, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK*, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY
AL MFTs: Credits authorized by NBCC or any other state licensing agency will be accepted.
MA MFTs: Participants can self-submit courses not approved by the MAMFT board for review.
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Addictions Professionals: AK, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IN,
KS, LA, MD, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NJ, NM, NY (held outside NY ONLY), OK*, OR, SC, UT, WA, WI, WY
The following state boards accept courses from APA providers for Social Workers: AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, ME,
MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, OR, PA, VT, WI, WY
New York Psychologists
Amedco is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of
continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0031. 6.00 hours.
Objectives – After Attending This Program You Should Be Able To
How to Get Your Certificate
1. Go to cr.cmecertificateonline.com
2. Click on the 2023 Calling for Ceasefire on the War on Drugs: Moving from Propaganda to Possibilities in Mental Heath -Live link.
3. Evaluate the meeting.
4. Print, download, or save your certificate for your records.
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Carly Tolbert is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has spent more than a decade in service to children and families in community mental health settings in and around Los Angeles. She is the Founder of Kaftan Collective, an organization grounded in the practice of embodied awareness as a pathway to communal healing for Black, Indigenous and POC individuals, families, and communities. With a passion for supporting children ages birth to five and their families, Carly has dedicated much of her career to promoting trauma-informed, reflective and culturally attuned clinical care.
Born and raised in Hyde Park, Los Angeles, Carly is committed to the work of decolonizing mental health; particularly in South Los Angeles where resources for holistic, culturally appropriate, mental health treatment are limited. Carly has dedicated her work to helping others find their voices, embody their power and bask in beauty of their lived experience. She believes wholeheartedly in the practice of rest as a birthright and necessity to sustaining the path of liberation and wellness.
Carly is a magna cum laude graduate of Pitzer College, and holds a Master’s in Social Welfare from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs. Carly holds professional endorsements as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist as well as a Reflective Practice Facilitator II with California Center for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health at WestEd Center for Prevention and Early Intervention. She is also certified in Child Parent Psychotherapy as well as Reflective Parenting.
Carly connects with nature as a resource and enjoys hiking and beach days with her family. Her two children, ages 8 and 9 years old, inspire her to slow down and connect with the present moment whenever she can. She takes pleasure in the small joys of life, like watching the hummingbirds in her backyard, savoring a great meal with a glass of wine, good belly laughs with her husband, and taking naps.
Dr. Carl Hart is the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Columbia University. He is also the Ziff Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry. Professor Hart has published numerous scientific and popular articles in the area of neuropsychopharmacology and is co-author of the textbook Drugs, Society and Human Behavior (with Charles Ksir). His most recent book, High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society, was the 2014 winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Professor Hart has appeared on multiple podcasts, radio and television shows including Real Time with Bill Maher and The O’Reilly Factor. He has also appeared in several documentary films including the award-winning “The House I Live In.” His essays have been published in several popular publications including The New York Times, Scientific American, The Nation, Ebony, The Root, and O Globo (Brazil’s leading newspaper).
Paulette Smith, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical therapist specializing in cannabis therapeutics, adolescent development, and the establishment of productive, results-oriented teams in support of culturally competent treatment. Paulette has used creativity and innovation to build a knowledge base that offers her clients first-class care and consulting services. She also applies that knowledge and creativity in training and educational settings providing authentic, realistic, and easily applicable guidance on various topics. Her expertise has been cultivated over 15+ years in school-based, clinical, private practice, and dispensary settings to acquire a range of skills in traditional and non-traditional counseling practices that scientifically incorporate the integration of cannabis products. A trailblazer in her own right, Paulette is highly sought after to share her knowledge in the growing cannabis therapy field. She possesses an entrepreneurial spirit and has launched a platform for exploring cannabis therapeutics called Canna Heals, LLC, in addition to her counseling practice, Paulette Simone & Associates, Inc. In addition to the real-world experiences that refined her talents, Paulette obtained her bachelor’s in broadcast journalism from Bowie State University, a master’s in Social Work from Morgan State University, and a Master’s in Medical Cannabis Science Therapeutics from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Ms. Smith is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Social Work at Simmons University.
Dr. Sa’ed Al-Olimat, PharmD is a Taiwanese-Jordanian first generation American immigrant. He is a licensed pharmacist, community pharmacy manager, and educator of psychedelic medicine. He has worked with pharmaceutical companies, prescriber clinics, hospice and palliative care organizations, insurance groups, and other settings to enhance patient care. Dr. Sa’ed’s passion in advancing mental health outcomes led him to investigatie psilocybin and other classical psychedelic compounds as tools for mental, spiritual, and emotional support.
Dr. Sa’ed currently serves as a Co-Founder of the Psychedelic Pharmacists Association, Founder of PsiloHealth, advisor to a few psychedelic companies and organizations, as well as a Board Director for his local county pharmacists association. In his free time, he enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Mischa Dansby, is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse specializing in Women’s Health who was raised in Huber Heights, Ohio. She received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from Wright State University. After her graduation, she joined the Air Force and has continued to serve for 22 years. During her Air Force career, she completed her Master’s in Nursing and became certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at The Ohio State University. She is currently studying at the University of Cincinnati pursuing certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Additionally, she is completing her training as an Internal Family Systems Therapist. Mischa is passionate about supporting women on their journey towards healing and wholeness.
Hanifa Nayo Washington, she/her/hers, is a social entrepreneur, sacred activist, digital designer, and healing justice practitioner. Hanifa is the co-founder and the Chief of Strategy of Fireside Project, the San Francisco based non-profit that operates the first national Psychedelic Peer Support Line with a mission to help people minimize the risks and fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences. The support line, featured in the Rolling Stone, Forbes, Esquire, and Tech Crunch, launched in April of 2021 and has already supported thousands of community members. Hanifa Nayo is also the Co-founder and Organizing Principal of One Village Healing, an online BIPOC centered healing, resilience, and psychedelic wellness space.
Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW, CCTP-I, (He/Him/His) is a collaborative and strategic leader who is making an impact on historical inequalities in his community and across the United States. Victor is the Founder of Dreamers of the Day, LLC, and serves as the Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Fluence International Inc., a company that provides evidence-based training in psychedelic therapy and integration services to clinicians across the globe. Before joining Fluence, Victor served as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform where he co-led the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA Plan, helped establish the first Racial Day of Healing in Pennsylvania history, and developed free trauma trainings for Pennsylvanians in collaboration with BIPOC mental health and trauma, and psychedelic medicine. He is a Licensed Social Worker and practicing psychotherapist in Pennsylvania with training in Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Integration.
Deran Young is a licensed therapist, CDWF, CDTL, co-author of New York Times Best Seller, You Are Your Best Thing, retired military officer, and the founder of Black Therapists Rock. Black Therapists Rock is a non profit organization that mobilizes over 30,000 mental health professionals committed to reducing the psychological impact of systemic oppression and intergenerational trauma. She obtained her social work degree from University of Texas, where she studied abroad in Ghana, West Africa for two semesters creating a high school counseling center for under-resourced students.
Deran’s passion for culture and people has led her to become a highly sought after diversity and inclusion consultant working with companies like BBERG, Facebook, Linked In, Field Trip Health, and YWCA. Deran’s advocacy expands over several online and offline platforms. With a current social media audience of over 100,000 followers on IG and Facebook, Deran has become a leading influencer and public figure committed to spreading mental health awareness and improving health equity.