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Intersectionality: Navigating the World as a Person of Multiple Non-Dominant Identities
A training partnership with McHenry County College

Thursday, April 29, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FREE Training –  3 CEUs for LCSW/LSW, LCPC/LPC, & Psychologists (IAODAPCA included)

This session focuses on each individual’s multiple identities, exploring them through the lens of power and privilege. Introduced by Kimberlé Crenshaw, the concept of intersectionality underscores that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race, and class are best understood as overlapping rather than isolated and distinct. The model of Layers of Diversity will be used to guide the learning process.

Participants will:
• Examine the role of intersectionality in providing mental health services;
• Expand their understanding of historical and multi-generations traumas and their application to mental health.
• Gain insights into the complexity of privilege and its unexpected effects on all of us, including the most well-intentioned people.


Tatyana Fertelmeyster is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and an Intercultural and Diversity & Inclusion consultant with extensive expertise in complexities of cross-cultural adjustment, team building, and conflict resolution. Tatyana is a Senior Facilitator for Personal Leadership Seminars and a Lead Trainer of Trainers for Cultural Detective. Tatyana is the past president of SIETAR USA (Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research) and is recognized by her colleagues in the Intercultural and Diversity field as a go-to authority in challenging and complex situations.