June 9, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Equity, Inclusion & Diversity Virtual Forum (Trainees ONLY!) “Words of Wisdom” with Shari Kirkland, PhD and Larry Lee, LCSW
We would also like to thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time, as well as your flexibility as we try to deliver trainings in a format that is completely new to us/the training teams. We are excited to bring Dr. Shari Kirkland and Larry Lee, LCSW to share their “Words of Wisdom” within an equity, inclusion, and diversity context as our trainees pursue employment during this unique time. The forum will be held June 9th from 11am-12.30pm via TEAMS invite to TRAINEES ONLY!
Dr. Kirkland is retired from Kaiser Permanente in December, 2016, after 27 years of service. In that time, she worked in two different Kaiser Regions, and three clinics. She held many different positions during her tenure, including Assistant Chief of Adult Outpatient Services, and faculty in the Department of Physician Education. In addition to her work at Kaiser, Dr. Kirkland, specializing in diversity, socio-political structures, and anger management, has published two books, Red Hot Relationships, and Cooling Red Hot Relationships, and has published multiple articles, including a 2016 article entitled “Debunking the Post-racial Myth.” She has made numerous television appearances, including The View, and is regularly heard on radio—KCBS, NPR, and KGO—as a psychological consultant. Currently, Dr. Kirkland serves as a consultant to mental health providers regarding clinical matters, and to entrepreneurs focused on developing online therapy platforms.
Mr. Lee is a recently retired clinical social worker, psychotherapist, with over 30 years of clinical and social justice experience. He has been and continues to be a persistent voice in challenging unconscious bias and racial disparities in mental health treatment. Larry is a frequent contributor to Public Radio (KQED) Perspectives radio broadcasts and has taught in many graduate clinical programs. He writes to live and lives to write. He has been and continues to be a persistent voice in challenging unconscious bias and racial disparities in mental health treatment.
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