Here is a short description of our vision:
Decolonizing Strategies call for changing the Paradigm, the lens, the language, and the journey and necessitates debunking the myth of healing through diagnostic codes, individual structures and the rigid bi-furcation 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. People within our own and global localities are unwittingly located within a range of broad and nuanced descriptors that may or may not include nationality, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or religious preference.
They might also trace other identity markers that are both simultaneously visible and concealed. These personal and political intersections are largely unacknowledged by current western models of psychological practice.
This paradigm of Liberation-based healing locates these complexities within a societal matrix that shapes relationships: power, privilege, and oppression building on the foundations of Critical Consciousness, Empowerment and Accountability within culture circles accompanied by tools for identifying and decolonizing lived experiences.
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