February 13, 2019 @ 12:30 pm – February 20, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
9 Pine St
New York, NY 10005
Trelan Holder


About This NYSED Social Work Board Approved In-Person Workshop/Live-Interactive Webinar (4-CEUs)

You can participate in this training In-Person or via Live-Interactive Webinar (for those working remotely). Our Live Webinars are Approved by the NYSED Social Work Board as Face-to-Face contact hours because the sessions occur in real-time. This is a 2-Day Training, Wednesday, February 13th and Wednesday,  February 20th: 12:30pm to 2:30pm on both days. Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon completing both sessions.

Oppression Theories provide a framework for understanding power and privilege and the intersectionality of class, race, gender, self and group identity within the context of social work practice. Reflective exercise will be offered such that participants can begin to explore personal biases and stereotypes that can affect the understanding of human behavior and dynamics in the practitioner-client relationship. Research from Paulo Freire’s (Pedagogy of the Oppressed), Molefi Asante’s (Afrocentric Idea), and Michelle Alexander’s (The New Jim Crow) will be introduced as a framework for understanding oppression on a systemic level (macro) and in the context on the practitioner-client relationship (micro).

Learning Objectives

  • Define social justice, economic security, equality as well as oppression.
  • Identify the (7) core concepts as posited by Paulo Freire.
  • Define the term ‘praxis’ as conceptualized by Paulo Freire.
  • Apply Freirian thought as a catalyst for change within multi-social system levels (i.e. the practitioners’ organization, social policy, government institutions, etc.)
  • Identify the role(s) played by human behavior in the social environment.
  • Identify ways clients, social workers, social agencies and social movements can promote justice and equality and to assuage oppression.
  • Identify the impact of privilege and oppression and the potential power dynamics of race, sex, class, heteronormativity, ability, age, and religion in the context of how the dynamics of oppression impact the human developmental process.
  • Explore personal biases and stereotypes that can affect the understanding of human behavior and change and the practitioner-client relationship.

About The Instructor

Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: a postgraduate certificate in psychodynamic psychotherapy training from the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.


This workshop is open to Licensed Professionals

Continuing Education Units (CEU) Information

4 continuing education hours are available