Liberatory Healing Practices
Liberatory healing practices require decolonizing strategies. Decolonizing strategies call for changing the Paradigm, the lens, the language, and the journey. Liberatory healing practices necessitate debunking the myth of healing through diagnostic codes, individual structures and the rigid bifurcation of individuals, their families, their context and their healing spaces. It encompasses the multiplicity of personal and social, institutional locations that frame identities within historic, economic and political life. Rhea V. Almeida, PhD, will lay the foundation for this framework and demonstrate how this perspective is widely applicable to families from multiple locations across class, race, and gender with a range of presenting issues. Videotaped case presentations as well as social media dialogues, and inquiry with the audience will be utilized.