Presidential Initiative

As part of her presidency, Dr. Anneliese Singh is spearheading, 12 Months of Building a Counseling Psychology of Liberation. This presidential initiative is designed to build a counseling psychology of liberation. To this end, there will be a host of webinars, podcasts, and Twitterchats over the next 12 months designed to explore how “liberation” can become a CP principles in our personal and professional lives.

Check this page for an up to date list of all the upcoming events!

Webinar: Watch what we do not what we say: White allies centering liberation to dismantle white supremacy

Date/Time: Jan 22, 2020 3:00 PM Pacific Time/6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Description: James Baldwin wisely stated “not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” In this webinar, we will discuss the ways that we work  to face our own internalization of white supremacy culture in our ongoing journeys to be accomplices in the fight for racial justice. We hope to move beyond an intellectualized discussion of racial justice and engage with the heart of liberation work. This webinar is available here.


Webinar: Liberation through Reclaiming Our Immigrant Stories and Putting Privilege to Action

Date/Time: Dec 6, 2019 at 5pm EST

Description: This third webinar of the “12 Months of Building a Counseling Psychology of Liberation” series focuses on applying liberation themes to issues of immigration. Laura P. Minero will discuss the psychological impact that the 2016 election had on her as a DACA-mented scholar, and how finding ancestral knowledge and other liberation strategies have informed both her self-care and scholar activism. Dr. Germán Cadenas will share experiences of exclusion based on the intersection of race/ethnicity and immigration, and will explore these in the context of immigration policy history. Dr. Agnes Kwong will share how she has integrated social justice and advocacy into her practice including advocacy for people seeking asylum in the U.S., and how her own immigration story influences how she approaches her practice and community organizing/activism. This webinar is available here.

Webinar: Witches, Radicals, and Unfit Women: Decolonizing Histories and Reclaiming Voices

Date/Time: November 4 (Monday) at 9am PST/12pm EST

Presenters: Oksana Yakushko and Anneliese Singh

Description: Dr. Oksana Yakushko focuses on histories of totalitarian philosophies, common to Hellenistic Greeks as well as of the witch-hunts, which laid the foundation for determination of “good” and “bad” human behavior in Western countries and their colonies. This webinar is available here.

Webinar: Building a Counseling Psychology of Liberation: Exploring Liberation Principles in Our Own Lives

Date/Time: October 22 (Tuesday) at 3pm PST/6pm EST

Presenters: Elizabeth Cardenas Bautista, German Cadenas, Reuben Faloughi, Carlton Greene, Della Mosley, Ankita Nikalji, Amy Reynolds, and Anneliese Singh

Description: In this webinar, presenters review core definitions and tenets of liberation psychology and share their lived experiences of liberation as counseling psychologists. This webinar kicks off  “!2 Months of Exploring a Counseling Psychology of Liberation” – an initiative from Anneliese Singh’s Division 17 Special Task Group (STG) supporting counseling psychologists in examining the lived personal and professional experiences of engaging in liberatory work in practice, training,  advocacy, and research. This webinar is available here.