In Colors of Recovery episode six, Zina interviews Erica Woodland, Founding Director of the National Queer & Trans Therapists of Color Network. Hear him discuss the creation & mission of NQTTCN, and explore the complex transformation treatment professionals and institutions must undergo to support and liberate LGBTQ+ patients of color.
Erica Woodland is a black queer/genderqueer facilitator, consultant and healing justice practitioner born and raised in Baltimore, MD. He is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker committed to working at the intersections of movements for racial, gender, economic, trans and queer justice and liberation. For the past 18 years, Erica has worked as a community organizer, case manager, therapist, coach, facilitator, trainer, social worker, program director, researcher and clinical supervisor with youth, people of color and LGBTQ people across the country. He has done extensive work in prisons, jails, group homes, psychiatric facilities, schools, non-profit organizations, community-based clinics and with grassroots groups giving him a wide range of experience to draw from in his practice. Erica is the Founding Director of the National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color. He also has a private practice where he provides psychotherapy and clinical supervision with a focus on harm reduction, intergenerational trauma and resilience, grief, and family therapy.
Thank you to our episode sponsors, Shari Hampton and Ester Nicholson!
Shari Hampton is an anti-racist consultant whose trainings are specific to organizations and treatment centers committed to anti-racism work. Her website is sharihampton.com.
Ester Nicholson is the founder and author of Soul Recovery. She is also an anti-racism healer and a SHE RECOVERS Foundation coach. Her website is www.esternicholson.com.
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