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Looking into the Well: Practices for Embodied Equity

  • October 09, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Video Conference
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Walk to the well. 

Turn as the earth and the moon turn, 

circling what they love. 

Whatever circles comes from the center. 

(Rumi, translation by Coleman Barks)


This interactive workshop will invite looking into the well of what is already known -through the body and personal experience - for bringing about therapeutic change. Through clinical case scenarios, we will apply interlocking models from the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment bookWe will oscillate between experience and analysis with a focus on building musculature for sustained engagement in social justice in our healing and advocacy work.

This presentation will be based on the framework of anti-oppressive practices outlined in Dr. Nieto’s book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment. You can purchase the eBook version of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment for $20. Until the website is set up for the eBook, people who are interested can get a copy by contacting Garth Johnson at He will reply with a paypal link people can use for payment, and provide a copy of the book. 


  • Participants will deepen abilities to effect change by examining operations of systemic structures in clinical settings. 
  • Participants will recognize the role of dynamics such as implicit bias, and micro-aggression's while addressing accountability when working with clients, colleagues, and supervisees. 
  • Participants will recognize, and learn to use. social justice wisdom inherent in embodiment and narrative when working with individuals, families and communities.  

Dr. Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT, TEP

Leticia is a psychotherapist and counselor educator specializing in anti-oppression, action methods, improvisation, and creativity. Her 2010 book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone, is an accessible analysis of the dynamics of oppression and supremacy that offers readers ways to develop skills to promote social justice.
Leticia brings a liberatory approach to her training and facilitation, drawing on expressive techniques to involve participants deeply and create opportunities for insight and change. Since 1980 she has successfully brought her skills to higher education and other learning communities, to service providers in helping agencies, to workplace teams, and to many community groups. In addition to her degrees in clinical psychology and human development, she is a Trainer/Educator/Practitioner of Psychodrama, a Certified Playback Theater Trainer, and Theater of the Oppressed practitioner. She is a Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at Saint Martin's University.  -- Email:

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Registration: 8:30am

Program 9:00 am -12:00 pm

Registration closes October 7, 2020.

Once registered and paid an email will be automatically sent with the Zoom login details. Please check your spam folder if you do not find the email in your inbox.

Refund Policy Fees may be refunded up to two weeks prior to the event minus a $25.00 administration fee and any online transaction fees.



**If you register and are unable to attend, please keep us informed so we can properly adjust our reservation. It is important as we engage in the community WSSCSW is regarded as good stewards of the places that we meet.

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Work
14201 SE Petrovitsky Rd Ste A3-269 Renton, WA 98058 •

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