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(Online) First Friday Forum

May 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm PDT


My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma & the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Presenter Info:

Paulina Cuevas Vega holds a M.A. degree in Educational Psychology, is a Certified PK-12 School Counselor and also a Positive Discipline Trainer.  She has been teaching parenting classes for more than 10 years, and also has taught and facilitated parenting classes in the U.S.A. and in Chile.

Anita Garcia Morales is a retired high school social studies teacher, active inissues of equity in the schools.  She teaches Positive Discipline and Disciplina Positiva and is a member of the PSAS Board. For over 30 years Anita was a teacher leader in the classroom and at the district level. For the last 15 years, she has designed and facilitated professional development for school districts, non-profits, government agencies and for profit organizations. Her work supports organizations to move forward in a more inclusive and racially equitable manner in a systemic, transformational and coherent manner that will be sustainable.


My Grandmother’s Hands is the first self-discovery book to examine white body supremacy in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology.  Paulina and Anita will present together and lead the group discussion through a series of short videos.  Participants will listen to Resmaa Menakem speaking about personal, historical, intergenerational and institutional trauma in white bodies, black bodies and police bodies.


Learning Objectives:

–        Participants will learn about the paradigm that this book offers, from

the perspective of the author.

–        Participants will have the opportunity to share experiences and ideas

regarding this paradigm in relationship with their own life.

–        Participants will reflect about the implications of looking at disparities

from this paradigm in specific examples such as COVID-19.

–        Participants will discuss and reflect around the relationship between

the trauma healing approach and Adlerian principles as well as the

applications in their own personal and professional practices.



The forum is free, and 2 Ethics CE hours will be available for a small fee.

Everyone is welcome.  All of our monthly Friday Forums are not only for mental-health professionals but also for the rest of us… parents, teachers, and community members who care about connecting and supporting one another.  As Adler said, “The science of the mind can have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being . . . and peace for every human soul.”


Friday, May 1st, 2020, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.


Free.  CE fees are $10/hr. for members, $15/hr. for others, if needed. Donations are also welcome.

This online presentation will divide participants into different groups for various group activities, so kindly do RSVP to psasadler@gmail.com or 206-527-2566 for signing in, and grouping arrangements.  The attendance link will be provided upon RSVP.


May 1
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC-8
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WA United States


Puget Sound Adlerian Society