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training overview & meet the trainers

Page Contents:
1. Services Offered
2. Training Overview
3. Trainer Bios & Pricing
4. Training Inquiry & Request Form

Services Offered

Group Training
2-day, Full-day, or 1/2-day interactive group trainings to engage with the basic concepts of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model. Dr. Nieto’s rich curriculum is shared through experiential guided movement exercises, small group and dyad interaction, use of imagery, and skill building. Please Note: For group events, we ask that the space permit a ‘C’ shape of chairs and no tables so that demonstrations and interactions can be done in the center.

Book-Study Courses
A facilitated course consisting of multiple sessions to support a fuller learning of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model. Readings will be assigned between sessions. Pricing includes discounted copies of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone (Nieto, 2010) for all participants.

One-to-One
Custom-led sessions tailored to help you deepen your understanding and application of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model. Especially effective after you’ve participated in a group training or a Book-Study Course.

Keynotes
One-hour or two-hour keynote style presentations.

(See trainer bios for individual pricing and availability of services.)

Training Overview

Our continuing value to society will increasingly depend on how well we learn to bridge between differences of all types – while honoring and celebrating diversity. It is an imposing challenge to generate a vision of any cultural change. This training is designed to facilitate communication and empowerment. The focus will be on clarifying the complexities of working across significant differences and on understanding the dynamics of oppression and liberation. The training often results in participants taking on action plans to bring about positive change.

Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment Certified trainers support you, your organization, or your community to develop a common language and analysis about oppression and liberation while deepening your commitment to social justice. Trainings provide participants with an in depth grasp of social dynamics at the levels of Status (interactional style), Rank (socialization and conditioning), and Power (transcendent), Pamela Hays’s ADDRESSING model and the nine areas of social inequality, including Agent and Target group member roles, and their corresponding developmental processes.

Group Training Workshop Participants will:

  • Explore playful and dynamic interactive activities with approaches to activism, conflict resolution, community building, and anti-oppression.
  • Improve abilities to effect change by playing with relationships to power structures using physical imagery and improvisational exercises.
  • Learn “otherizing” or distancing dynamics common to sexism, racism, ageism, xenophobia, homophobia, classism, and others.
  • Recognize the dynamics of unintentional prejudices and how they affect work in education, health, and human services.
  • Reduce tendencies to think and act in prejudicial ways, and effectively reduce prejudices in various situations.
  • Have a great deal of fun, come to value one another in a new way, and identify options for choosing vitality in life and work.

Content Areas to be Covered:

  • Social Diversity and Social Justice
  • Social Oppression and Liberation
  • Social Group Memberships: Agents and Targets
  • Social Identity Development Concepts
  • Diversity along the following:

– Age
– Disability
– Religious Culture
– Ethnicity
– Social Class
– Sexual Orientation
– Indigenous Background
– National Origin
– Gender
– Internalized Oppression

  • Privilege and Rights
  • Individual, Institutional, and Cultural Levels
  • Agent Role: Allyship
  • Target Role: Empowerment
  • Social and Individual Change
  • Action Planning

Click here for information about Dr. Nieto’s book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone. The ‘about the book’ web page includes a series of three articles (originally appearing in Colors NW magazine) that provide an overview of her anti-oppression models.

Meet the Trainers

Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT Leticia is a psychotherapist and educatorLeticia specializing in cross-cultural communication, motivation and creativity. Her 2010 book, Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone, is an accessible analysis of the psychological dynamics of oppression and privilege that offers readers ways to develop skills to promote social justice.
Leticia brings an innovative approach to her training and facilitation, drawing on expressive techniques to involve participants deeply and create opportunities for insight and change. Since 1980 she has successfully brought her skills to higher education and other learning communities, to service providers in helping agencies, to workplace teams, and to many community groups. In addition to her degrees in clinical psychology and human development, she is skilled in Action Methods, including Playback Theater and Theater of the Oppressed. She is a Professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology program at Saint Martin’s University.
Leticia offers:
Group Training Workshops: $6000 per day (one or two days), but she is happy to negotiate with organizations and groups who need a lower fee.
Small Group/Team Consultation: $300 per hour, particularly appropriate for groups already exposed to the training content.
Keynote: $2000 for 1 or 2 hours.
One-to-one: $120 per hour for consultation.
Email: Cuetzpalin@aol.com


Liz Goodwin, M.A., LICSW Liz is a psychotherapist and community educator LIzwith a private practice in Seattle, WA. Prior to receiving her Masters in Social Work at the University of Washington, she was a counselor, advocate, and organizer for labor unions, women’s rights, anti-racist, and queer liberation efforts. She has been studying with Dr. Leticia Nieto and training with her curriculum for nine years. Her passion is the bringing together of psychology and liberation – theory and practice.

Liz offers:
Group Training Workshops: $2875 for one day allows participants to learn the basics of this framework; $4600 for two days gives participants the opportunity to begin applying the model to their particular areas of challenge.
Email: LizKGoodwin@gmail.com

 

 


Anne Phillips, M.A., LMHC As a psychotherapist, consultant and teacher,20170911_184257-1-01 Anne is consistently known as someone who facilitates an environment of fun while teaching liberation and anti-oppression. As a therapist she supports individuals and relationships towards greater peace and connection. Anne has taught and consulted for universities, organizations for profit and non-profit. Teachings have primarily been in the subjects of: psychology, cultural competency, and sociology. Anne is deeply committed to understanding psychology both from an individual and collective perspective, especially the impact of societal norms and how they perpetuate isolation, oppression and violence. Anne is thrilled to be an instructor of Dr. Leticia Nieto’s work: Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone. You can find more information about Anne at: AnnePhillipsTherapy.com
Anne offers:
Group Training Workshops: $2000 for one day allows participants to learn the basics of this framework, $3500 for two days gives participants the opportunity to begin applying the model to their particular areas of challenge.
One-to-One: $140 per hour.
Book-Study Course: $600 for individuals, $300 per person if 2 people, or $200 per person if in a group of 3 or more. Consisting of 6 in-person or virtual one-hour sessions, either weekly or bi-monthly, it is facilitated to support a fuller learning of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model and includes Power, Status, Rank, ADDRESSING model, Agent and Target roles and skill development, practices to expand skill sets, homework and reading between sessions.
Keynotes: $2000.
Email: AnneLPhillips@gmail.com


Laurel Collier Smith Laurel is co-creator of Dr. Nieto’s 2010 book Beyond InclusionLaurel Beyond Empowerment: A Developmental Strategy to Liberate Everyone. She began to study Dr. Nieto’s Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment curriculum (and related work with Dr. Nieto in Acting for Change and Pasajer@s Playback Theater) in 2000 and has used it to inform her work not only as a trainer but also in restaurants, as a shell-fish farmer, and as a feminist working in heavy equipment operation at a landscape nursery. While living in Olympia, Washington from 2000-2013, Laurel was an organizer with projects such as the ILWU Local 5, Books to Prisoners Olympia, Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights, and the Center for Community Based Learning and Action. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Social Change Strategy from The Evergreen State College. Laurel is a vegetable farmer and permaculture designer. She lives in Colorado.
Laurel offers:
Group Training Workshops: $1300 for 3 hours, $2000 for 6 hours.
One-to-One: $100 per hour.
Book-Study Courses: Rates negotiable.
Email: LaurelCS@gmail.com


Ben C. Lucal, M.A., LMHCA Ben is a psychotherapist in private practice in Olympia, WA. BenBen holds a master’s degree from the MA Psychology, Counseling Specialization program at the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) under Saybrook University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the The Evergreen State College, where he studied psychology, democratic education, and social justice. Ben has studied and trained with Dr. Leticia Nieto’s Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment curriculum for over 8 years.

Ben offers:
One-to-One: $110 per hour.
Book Study Course: $770 for one person. $525 per person if two participants, $455 per person if three participants, $385 per person if four participants. Ben’s Book-Study Courses consist of seven 90 minute sessions with up to 4 participants.
Email: BenLucalCounseling@gmail.com
Phone: (360) 207-1809
Website: www.BenLucal.com


Margit Bantowsky, M.A. is a multi-talented transformative life coach and spiritual Margitcounselor, with a background of nearly two decades in environmental engineering, project management, and group facilitation. As an artist and gifted teacher, with an MA in Psychology from Meridian University and BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley, Margit is skilled at bridging left and right brains, inner and outer worlds, and creating safe, effective learning environments. Nearly 20 years ago, Margit used an earlier version of Dr. Nieto’s BIBE model to co-create and deliver a “Strategic Interventions for Anti-Oppression” training for the WA Dept. of Ecology, and has been involved in various social and environmental efforts throughout the years. She is passionate about helping people grow capacities that allow them to respond effectively to a complex and imperfect world, and is the author of an upcoming book on awakened activism (AwakenedActivism.net).
Margit offers:
Group Training Workshops: $2000 for 6 hours, $1300 for 3 hours.
One-to-One: $100 per hour.
Book-Study Course: $510 for individuals, or $330 per person if in a small group. A facilitated, virtual or in-person course consisting of six 90-minute meetings, either weekly or bi-monthly, to support a fuller learning of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model. Includes Power, Status, Rank, ADDRESSING model, Agent and Target roles and skill development, practices to expand skill sets, homework and reading between sessions.
Keynotes: $1700 for 1 – 2 hours.
Email: Margit@MargitBantowsky.com
Phone: (360) 358-5630


Adhamh Roland Hoeltzel is a multifaceted educator, youth worker, and musician withAdhamh 13 years of experience facilitating groups in exploring issues of oppression. After years of engaging in ineffective social justice trainings and activism, Adhamh noticed a deep need for healing, creativity and liberation as active components in the work of undoing oppression. He has since integrated his spiritual life with his activism and facilitation. Adhamh works with social emotional learning organizations emphasizing social and restorative justice with elementary school students. He received his bachelor’s in Integral Studies with an emphasis on Restorative Justice from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Starr King School for the Ministry. Adhamh has been studying Dr. Leticia Nieto’s work since 2004 and began training with her in 2012. He is practiced in attuning to the needs of groups. His warmth and openness cultivate a welcoming environment to lean into challenging topics.
Adhamh offers:
Group Training Workshops: $3500 for two days, $2000 for 6 hours, $1300 for 3 hours. 3 & 6 hour trainings to allow participants to learn the basics of the framework, two-day trainings give participants the opportunity to begin applying the model to their particular areas of challenge.
Email: AdhamhRoland@gmail.com

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Jolene Stokesberry, MA, LMHC is a psychotherapist, contract counselor and facilitator,

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as well as owner and operator of her private practice. She has over 10 years of experience and education in the field of diversity awareness and equality issues, which she shares with the community through her presentations, one-on-one consulting and counseling services. Jolene has worked with Dr. Leticia Nieto since 2013.  She finds the Beyond Inclusion Beyond Empowerment training especially effective at providing groups with an individualized experience and common language to use regarding diversity issues. As a presenter and facilitator, she has a strong, clear, concise demeanor with an understated humor, and is known to have a creative, intuitive and calming presence when working with both groups and individuals.
Jolene offers:
One-to-one: $275 per hour for consultation, up to 4 people.
Book Study Course: $2,100 for individuals, or $1,550 per person if in a small group (2-4 people). This consists of six, 90 minute, personalized sessions to broaden your knowledge and core understanding of Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment material.  Focusing on: Power, Status, Rank, ADDRESSING model, Agent and Target roles and skill development, practices to expand skill sets, homework and reading between sessions.
Email: jolene@lightmindcounseling.com
Phone: (360) 791-6287
Website: www.lightmindcounseling.com

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Please Note: The above people have entered into a formal agreement and are the only people who are approved, certified trainers of the Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment model.

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