Why Members Join Black Therapists Rock!
Black Therapists Rock is a place of healing, community, empowerment, and growth.
February 23rd-26th, 2023
Hosted By: Deran Young
Join us for BTR’s 3rd Annual Heirloom Summit on February 24th-26th. Addressing the history of genocide, systemic oppression and anti-blackness in the United States of America is a topic that 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!
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.
The Heirloom Summit 2023 registration includes exclusive access to this pre-conference workshop.
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM ET
Welcome + Black Mental Health Implications of the War on Drugs
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM ET
Decolonizing Psychedelic Medicines – Expanding The Narrative
11:45 – 12:15 PM ET
Cannabis Science and Mental Health
Paulette Simone Smith
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM ET
Introduction to MDMA Therapy for Clinicians
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Intro to Psilocybin-Supported Care, Peer Support, and Community Care Systems
Dr. Sa’ed Al-Olima
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET
Psychedelic Citizenship: Practices for Healing, Safety, & Belonging
Hanifa Nayo Washington
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM ET
Psychedelics: A New Name for an Old Game
Dr. Carl Hart
3:45 PM to 5:15 PM ET
Moving From Propaganda to Possibilities in Mental Health
Healing for the Heavy Heart: Understanding the Heart Chakra from the Daring Way Perspective
Embodying Joy: Reclaiming Joy through our Senses
Shame & Dissociation
Intersection of Social Justice and Sensorimotor/EMDR
DEIB Stages of Change
Politicized Somatics Abolitionism
Intro to Biofeedback & Neurofeedback
Sex Positivity Panel
Yolanda Rogers; Percy Ballard; Patty Rich
Neuroscience of Loneliness
Shonte Taylor; Ryeal Simms
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.
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.