Mental Health KC Presents…

Mental Health KC Presents is a series of free webinars intended to extend the education and training provided by the Mental Health KC Conference.

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Trainings and Webinars

Congruence of Culture

Presenter: Bernadette P. Spooner Thompson

Thursday, Thursday, July 11th 2024 – 12:00-1:00pm Central Time (US and Canada)

This webinar will introduce constructs to help marginalized populations and their allies gain a foundational understanding between the opposing dichotomies of harm vs. hurt, safe vs. soft, coping vs. healing, and intent vs. impact. The presentation will be a mixed approach of conveying information and fostering conversation that allows for continued discussions in one’s daily life as one integrates these constructs into their everyday life.

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Bernadette P. Spooner Thompson

Bernadette Spooner-ThompsonBernadette Spooner Thompson, founder and principal of Context of Culture, LLC is committed to facilitating safe and uncomfortable conversations at the intersection of societal hierarchies and cultural identity within a trauma-informed lens. Her specializations are issues that impact children, women, and racial identity.

She is licensed as a professional counselor in both Missouri and Kansas, along with being a certified K-12 school counselor in Missouri. She spent nearly a decade within the K-12 academic environment in various capacities, from providing individual counseling to whole class social emotional development lessons.

She facilitated professional development centered on trauma-informed practices to equip staff and faculty. She was responsible for creating a proactive and reactive comprehensive counseling program responsive to the needs of students and their families. With the foundational focus of creating culturally-affirming, trauma-predictive environments within academic institutions.

Bernadette is keenly aware of the many challenges marginalized individuals face today and the corresponding impact socially, emotionally, and psychologically centered at the intersection of race, class, gender. She possesses an undergraduate in psychology, a masters in counseling psychology and an education specialist in professional counseling.

Replays of webinars will be available on our YouTube Page within a week of the live webinar taking place. Reminder: Certificates of Attendance are only offered for live webinars, not replays.

Replays of webinars will be available on our YouTube Page within a week of the live webinar taking place. Reminder: Certificates of Attendance are only offered for live webinars, not replays.

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