Promoting Racial, Cultural and Ethnic Equality

Our Anti-Racism Policy

EMDR Center of the Rockies is committed to recognizing and eradicating all forms of racism and discrimination.  We believe in working to eliminate racial injustices in our community and strive to grow a healthier, more diverse community of EMDR therapists. 

We recognize that regardless of one’s own race or ethnicity,  individuals are at various stages in the anti-racist journey and that bias exists both unconsciously and/or unintentionally.   Racism is a combination of biases and prejudice, in addition to social and institutional power.  As an anti-racist organization,  we will purposefully strive to foster change in both our local community and in the broader community of EMDR therapists and future EMDR therapists.

OUR COMMITMENT:

  1. To stand together as an anti-racist organization. 
  2. To listen and learn from all people who have suffered from discrimination and oppression as we create change and unity in our community.
  3. To develop trainings and workshops that promote education for the EMDR community about working with the trauma of discrimination and racial injustice.
  4. To continue to grow and learn new ways to increase the racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity of EMDR clinicians, consultants, and trainers in our community. 

Equity Scholarships

EMDR Center of the Rockies is committed to making certain that BIPOC Clinicians and Clinicians from marginalized and under-served populations are trained in EMDR therapy. As a result, we offer two scholarships per training that equate to a 50% discount on the training tuition. To apply for one of these scholarships, you will need to submit the following:

  1. Your curriculum vitae

  2. A letter of intent detailing how you intend to utilize EMDR therapy in your practice.

Please submit these items to: tamra@emdroftherockies.com

Anti-Racism Resources

In addition to the following Anti-Racism Resources, EMDRIA offers an extensive list that can be found at:

Antiracism Resources

 

Books:

  • White Fragility. Why it’s so hard for White People to talk about Racism by Robin Diangelo
  • How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 
  • I’m still here. Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the U.S. by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee
  • An African American and Latinx History of the U.S. by Paul Ortiz 
  • The Other Slavery. The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement by Andres Resendez
  • Me and White Supremacy. Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
  • The Racial Healing Handbook by Anneliese A. Singh
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • American Prison by Shane Bauer
  • Post-traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy DeGruy
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me – James W. Loewen
  • Stamped from the Beginning – Ibram X. Kendi
  • The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America – Anders Walker
  • The Condemnation of Blackness – Khalil Gibran Muhammad
  • A Different Mirror – Ronald Takaki

 

Children’s Books:

  • Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity With Empathy by Maria Dismondy, Nancy Day
  • The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, Rafael Lopez
  • My Family Divided by Guerrero
  • Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story About Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano and Marietta Collins
  • Saturday by Oge Mora
  • Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

 

Articles:

 

Films:

  • 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

  • American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix

  • Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent

  • Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent

  • Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent

  • Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix

  • Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent

  • I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy

  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu

  • Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.

  • King In The Wilderness  — HBO

  • See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix

  • Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent

  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent

  • The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax

  • When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix

 

Podcasts:

·      Psychologists off the clock 144. Healing Racial Trauma 

·      There Goes the Neighborhood

·      Seeing White