“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer.”—Maya Angelou.
What’s happening at BTR?
The Embody Lab – A cohort of BTR members began the Embody Lab’s 3-month online Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate and we are hearing great feedback about the breadth of the program and the somatic skills and strategies that clinicians are applying to their practices. This program is running from September through December and offers the flexibility of attending live or recorded sessions.
Relational Life Therapy – Relationship Skills Bootcamp in DC – 20 BTR Rock Stars gathered for a special in-person workshop full of connection, community, and learning. On day one, they were immersed in the concepts of RLT’s transformative therapeutic methodology. The next day they experienced in-person role play, small groups exercises and had time for some deep personal work. The opportunity to be together, sharing meals and hugs was a highlight!
BTR Board of Directors – BTR is seeking leaders to apply to be on the BTR Board of Directors. Are you a leader called to serve the Black Therapists Rock community? We would love to get to know you. Please apply here.
Learning in Community – We are excited to launch this new program in January! We have received a great response from BTR members who will be presenting complimentary webinars throughout 2024. These webinars will be an opportunity for members to share their work on the BTR platform and the community will receive the benefit of new ideas and education to enhance their own practices and work. Here’s a sneak peak of the topics: Sex and ADHD, Psychodrama Methodology, Intergenerational Trauma, Calming Financial FireFighters. Details coming soon.
Proposals to Present Your Work – Proposals are being reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are a licensed clinician and BTR Rock Star (annual member), you are welcome to submit a proposal to give a presentation to our audience. Members can apply to speak here.
Relational Life Foundation Community Conversation – Dec. 5th 1-3pm ET -Stages of Change – This is the final of four conversations Deran Young hosted with Relational Life Foundation. Reserve your spot here for this free event!
Annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium – March 21-24, 2024 – For 47 years, the Networker Symposium has been a gathering of connection, creativity, and rejuvenation for therapists dedicated to creating meaningful change for clients, communities, and themselves. BTR is offering scholarships to members! We have a limited number of in-person 50% scholarships, 40% virtual scholarships and a number of specially-priced student in-person tickets! Apply for a scholarship here.
Compassionate Inquiry Professional Online Certification – Created by Dr. Gabor Maté and Sat Dharam Kaur, ND – Compassionate Inquiry is a 240 hour, year-long training taught at a graduate level. This trauma-informed psychotherapeutic approach is intended to be added on to an already existing clinical and mental health practice. Our 2023 BTR cohort launched in September with a large number of members! To learn more about this training, please visit the CI BTR partner page here and to be added to the 2024/2025 CI waitlist, visit here.
Dare to Lead™ – BTR plans to offer a Dare to Lead™ training with Deran in 2024 and BTR members will be offered a significant scholarship. Please let us know if you are interested and if you prefer an in-person or online training here. Thanks for your patiences as we develop plans for this program.
A BTR Rockstar is a member that has an active paid annual membership. This membership allows us to continue to form dynamic partnerships with organizations such as Brene Brown, Fluence, MAPS and Therapy Wisdom (visit our partnership page for more info). Your membership also awards you exclusive access to scholarships and discount opportunities to courses and events. Among other benefits; a private community of over 30,000 therapists, exclusive BTR member meetups, and much more. Explore membership here.
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