CE #3 Ethics in Culturally Conscious Connection for BIPOC Empowerment


May 2nd, 2024 @12-1pm ET.  Presented by Mela Berger. This webinar addresses the critical need for increased mental health support for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community and the importance of fostering a more diverse and inclusive workforce in the field of psychology. The program explores the unique challenges that arise in cross-cultural therapeutic relationships and emphasizes the necessity for therapists to examine and address their own biases to provide culturally sensitive care.


Ethics in Culturally Conscious Connection for BIPOC Empowerment

Presented by Mela Berger

May 2nd, 2024 @12-1pm ET

🎙️ Listen to Healthy Brain Healthy Body Podcast episode with Mela Berger  

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance and begin to identify implicit bias 
  2. Understand the importance of accurate history relevant to the BIPOC Community
  3. Understand the importance and challenges of establishing trust and a sense of safety community
  4. Looking at ways to scale approaches to suit the needs and sensitivities of the BIPOC

Diversity statements: 

The vast majority of professionals working with BIPOC clients/patients have not shared experiences of racism and marginalization that have been endured by the clients they serve.  It is incumbent upon these practitioners to understand the experiences and histories of  those whom they service to offer ethical practice. The information presented is for educational purposes, to guide the ethics of providing services to various populations, particularly underserved populations that have endured personal and generational histories of oppression and discrimination. The content, although  supported by statistics and factual data, may be disturbing. The content of this presentation is directly related to acknowledging the shared experiences of racism and marginalization,  as well as the specific histories and struggles of Black and Indigenous communities. 

Presenter’s Biography: Mela Berger brings over 40 years of training and experience to her practice, specializing in The Rolf Method of Structural Integration, Wellness Coaching, Food/Nutrition, Emotional Balancing, and Movement. She holds the position of founder and director at The International Institute Of Healing & Cultural Arts. Her credentials are distinguished and include certification by the International Association of Trauma Professionals, board certification by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and she is a proud graduate of The Arizona Trauma Institute, International Professional School of Bodywork, International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapy, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. In addition, her academic achievements are complemented by her education at the United States International University, San Diego Mesa College, and the University of San Diego. Further solidifying her expertise in her field, she serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Structural Integrators. Additionally, Mela Berger is also the Chair of 100% Humane International, a charity dedicated to providing low and no-cost therapy, registered in both the United States and Barbados.