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Justice Doing at the Intersections of Power: Responding to mean and hate-filled necropolitics in Community Work

Conference Session September 24 11:30 AM PDT

This work is informed by a spirit of solidarity and social justice activism. Vikki will illuminate her stance for a Supervision of Solidarity and an ethic of Justice Doing as a frame for community work and therapy. This work is informed by an intention for de-colonizing and justice-doing practice. Vikki will consider the intersections, tensions and affinities between community work practice and social justice activism while working in contexts of oppression and suffering, and weave our collective resistance to oppression and structural abandonment together with social movements. We will acknowledge the darkness of mean and hate-filled politics, and the suffering of “messed with human beings” alongside luminous stories of everyday resistance with threads of “immeasurable outcomes” of our work alongside persons struggling to keep a finger hold on dignity. We will be invited to reflect on our own stances for ethical practice, and puzzle our intentions of “walking our talk”, opening up our collective work to a hopeful skepticism that questions the ethics alive in our practice.


‘Hang Time’ + Other Innovative Responses to Oppression, Violence and Suffering ‘TRAUMA’ + RESISTANCE Vikki will share stories of practice and acts of resistance that inspire hope, bringing us to “Hang Time”, describing activist-informed ways of responding to suffering in persons who have been oppressed and harmed. This approach centres on witnessing folks’ wise and creative acts of resistance. Justice-doing and a decolonising stance for the work is required to resist psychology’s neutrality and objectivity that often blames people for their own suffering from oppression. A witnessing approach requires that we situate personal suffering in its sociopolitical context and resist the individualisation and medicalisation of suffering as ‘trauma’ and other mental illnesses. OCTOBER 5 + 6 11am - 2pm Aotearoa, New Zealand 9am - 12pm Sydney, Australia • A decolonizing + justice-doing ethical stance • Resist individualization, objectivity + neutrality of trauma industry • Witnessing stance informed by direct action activism • Understandings of acts of resistance • Stories from practice $220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor & PayPal fees REGISTER HERE This online workshop offers a justice-doing response to ‘trauma.’ It will address: Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist + a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwm θkw y m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and S lílw taʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Vikki’s articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca. Fabulously supported by DONNY RIKI Nga-puhi / Nga-ti Paoa Ma-ori warrior


2021 Oct 7 & 8 Trauma & Resistance


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JULY WORKSHOP SOLD OUT NEW SEPTEMBER DATES ADDED A Train the Trainers online workshop RESISTING VICARIOUS TRAUMA & BURNOUT 2 day workshop with Vikki Reynolds and Tara Taylor attendance is required both days September 21 & 22, 1 – 4 pm PDT (4 – 7 pm EDT) Cost: $220 including Paypal and Ticket Tailor processing fees all proceeds to the OVERDOSE PREVENTION SOCIETY (OPS) Contact organizer for reduced cost admissions for community members. Priority to BIPOC and ‘peers’ people with living and lived experience. Who should come Anyone committed to team/community collective care & capacity building Team Leads, change agents, folks shouldering up ‘first first-responders’ Learnings Resisting Vicarious Trauma & Burnout with collective care & solidarity Centering connection, resisting disconnection & enmeshment Solidarity Teams & Collective care strategies Responding to Tragic Death Debriefing with connection Resources, videos, articles, exercises


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Courage to Act National Skill Share Series

Solidarity, Collective Care & Sustainability: Responding to Gender-Based Violence

August 18

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Dulwich Centre ‘Meet the Author’ – Vikki Reynolds, Riel Dupuis-Rossi & Travis Heath

August 2, 2021 @ 5pm PDT

Adelaide – Tuesday 3 August, at 9:30 am
Singapore – Tuesday 3 August, at 8:00 am
Beijing – Tuesday 3 August, at 8:00 am
Hong Kong – Tuesday 3 August, 8:00 am
Auckland – Tuesday 3 August, at 12:00 pm
Vancouver – Monday 2 August, at 5:00 pm
Los Angeles – Monday 2 August, at 5:00 pm
Chicago – Monday 2 August, at 7:00 pm
Atlanta – Monday 2 August, at 8:00 pm
Toronto – Monday 2 August, at 8:00 pm
Santiago – Monday 2 August, at 8:00 pm
Rio de Janeiro – Monday 2 August, at 9:00 pm

This meeting will be facilitated by Tileah Drahm-Butler (of the Darumbal/Kulilli and Wanyurr Majay Yidinji Nations). Jill Freedman will be offering reflections.

Fostering believed-in-hope is hard, intentional work. Discerning believed-in-hope from optimism and positivity is important in order to maintain an ethical stance for justice-doing.

Vikki Reynolds is an activist/therapist from Vancouver, Canada, who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism and therapy. Vikki is a white settler of Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege.

Riel Dupuis-Rossi is a Two Spirit therapist of Kanienʼkehá꞉ka, Algonquin and Italian descent. Riel grew up in their traditional territories, off reserve in Hamilton, ON and Montreal, QC. Riel has been providing decolonizing and culturally-centered Indigenous trauma therapy to Indigenous adults in the unceded Homelands of the Coast Salish


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train-the-trainers-workshoptickets- 155214553909 Learnings • Resisting Vicarious Trauma & Burnout with collective care & solidarity • Centering connection, resisting disconnection & enmeshment • Solidarity Teams & Collective care strategies • Responding to Tragic Death • Debriefing with connection • Resources, videos, articles, exercises all proceeds to the OVERDOSE PREVENTION SITE (OPS) ' ' * attendance is required both days JULY 19 + 20 10am-1pm PST (1pm-4pm EST) * a 2-day workshop


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Complex Trauma Presentations and SADV Care- Navigating an Ethical
Framework and Vicarious Trauma

When: Workshop June 2nd 2021 at 1000-1700
Where: Via Zoom
Cost: $200/ participant (based on 10 participants)
The fee will be payable by cheque only.
Please RSVP to Jeannine.corbiere@bchsys.org by April 15th 2021

Suggested Audience: Frontline SADV clinicians who have hands on experience providing direct clinical
care to client’s presenting with complex trauma and secondary needs to SADV programs. Preferably,
the clinician will be in a role that facilitates bringing back this learning to their team. We are aiming to
have a small group of participants in order to facilitate in depth case discussions. As such, we are
initially offering 1 spot per regional SADV care team.


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Afternoon Plenary with Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC)

Keynote speaker Vikki Reynolds (PhD, RCC) will offer insights into how we can resist burnout with a sense of solidarity and collective care. As a social justice activist and therapist, Reynolds has worked with individuals responding to the opioid catastrophe, Indigenous people who have survived residential schools, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers and more, and will challenge RENT participants to consider how they can transform their workplaces into an environment of collective care.

5/20/2021 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM


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‘Trauma’ and Resistance: ‘Hang Time’ & Other Innovative Responses to Oppression, Violence and Suffering

An online workshop with Vikki Reynolds
May 11th 3.00 – 6.00 GMT (UK time)

Apply by contacting: leahksalter@gmail.com Cost: £35

Vikki will share stories of practice and acts of resistance that inspire hope, bringing us to “Hang Time”, describing activist-informed ways of responding to suffering in persons who have been oppressed and harmed. This approach centres on witnessing folks’ wise and creative acts of resistance. Justice-doing and a decolonising stance for the work is required to resist psychology’s neutrality and objectivity that often blames people for their own suffering from oppression. A witnessing approach requires that we situate personal suffering in its sociopolitical context and resist the individualisation and medicalisation of suffering as ‘trauma’ and other mental illnesses


Online Workshop for community workers & therapists to promote justice-doing, collective ethics, sustainability and collective care resisting About this Event Apr 29 & 30 2021 9am-12pm (PDT) Vikki's online workshop is informed by a spirit of solidarity & social justice activism. An ethics of Justice-Doing in our work requires we have a hopeful skepticism about our practice, examining our work to see if we are "walking our talk" as social movements teach. This workshop aims to build intentional community to hold space for a rigorous investigation into the ethics alive in our work. We will be exploring the following ideas related to sustaining ourselves and promoting ethical practice within the context of mean-spirited politics and oppressive structural violence: Collective Ethics & Creating Cultures of Accountability Our Ethical Stance of Justice-Doing Collective Care & the Zone of Fabulousness Solidarity Teams & "Living" Supervision Leaning in, imperfect allyship & a Supervision of Solidarity Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/therapist & a white settler on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), & Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Vikki's articles & speaks free at: www.vikkireynolds.ca 20% of Proceeds donated to ATIRA's Sister Space Overdose Prevention

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Please join us for an interactive discussion with Vikki Reynolds (PhD, Registered Clinical Counsellor) and Joanna Piros(Sechelt Hospital Foundation). 2pmWe will explore how to get beyond burnout, champion mental wellness, overcome media mania, and harness hope in the middle of a pandemic.Whether you are on the front line of health care, education, emergency services or inside a circle of friends or family, Vikki will share practical coping strategies for collective care and resilience. HOPEGo to www.SecheltHospitalFoundation.orgto join our Livestream EventTuesday, February 16th, 2021 at 2pmWe


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Justice-Doing in Private/Alternative Practice

April 8-9, 2021
12 PM to 3 PM Eastern Time – Toronto & New York
9 AM to 12 PM Pacific Time – Vancouver & Los Angeles

This online community gathering will be relevant to…

Anyone in private or independent practice interested in exploring an ‘alternative’ practice
Those in private/independent practice seeking ways to sustain themselves by engaging with an ethic of Justice-Doing in their work with social injustice
Private therapists attempting to stay ethical within the context of privatization – especially in terms of who gets to access help and how their practices can be more just and available
This workshop facilitated over two days by Vikki Reynolds aims to build intentional community by holding space for a rigorous investigation into the ethics alive in practitioners’ alternative practice.

Vikki will address the binary of private practice versus public/social sector work, as there are possibilities for doing justice in each realm. It’s not where you work that makes you ethical, it’s your ethical stance, accountability practices and keeping persons at the centre. Many practitioners have sought private/alternative work to be more ethical than some agency/authority has allowed for. Vikki will explore these tensions in practice together with a spirit of solidarity.

The following ideas and practices related to sustaining ourselves and promoting ethical practice will also be explored:

An ethical stance for Justice-Doing and trying-to-be Decolonizing practice
Resisting isolation and building solidarity
Strategies for collective care and collective accountability
Inviting community accountability practices
Sustainability & ‘The Zone of Fabulousness’: Resisting Burnout, Disconnection, and Enmeshment
Collaborative Supervisory Frameworks: Living Supervision & Solidarity Groups

Space is limited to 50 seats for this online event
Early registration rate of $185 until March 8, 2021 – Regular registration $210 thereafter

10 % discount for students and groups of 3 or more. At checkout add discount code of either STUDENT10 or GROUP10

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Solidarity, Collective Care & Mental Wellness in the time of Covid

An online workshop with Vikki Reynolds
February 25th 3.00 – 6.00 GMT (UK time)

Application forms
Cost: £35 + VAT

We are delighted to be hosting this workshop with Vikki Reynolds. Her face to face workshops in London, Manchester and Edinburgh in 2019 were hugely well received and this online workshop is sure to be oversubscribed.

Vikki writes: In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic frontline workers are responding to suffering, hardship and oppression in situations we couldn’t have imagined a year ago. The pandemic has disrupted much of our lives and ways of working bringing disconnection and fear. Resisting Burnout in this moment means we need to go deeper than the “self-care” we are normally prescribed and look at Community Collective Care and our Mental Wellness, considering cultural, spiritual, relational and community-based ways to collectively support ourselves and our communities. Workers will build Solidarity Teams and practices for collective care. The ambient/ever-present trauma we are swimming in can be crazy-making, and we resist with collective care as a sanity-making project.

Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally.

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Solidarity, Collective Care & Mental Wellness in the time of Covid

An online workshop with Vikki Reynolds
April 14th 3.00 – 6.00 GMT (UK time)

Application forms
Cost: £35 + VAT

Due to significant overdemand for her workshop in March, we are delighted to be hosting this repeat online presentation with Vikki Reynolds

Vikki writes: In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic frontline workers are responding to suffering, hardship and oppression in situations we couldn’t have imagined a year ago. The pandemic has disrupted much of our lives and ways of working bringing disconnection and fear. Resisting Burnout in this moment means we need to go deeper than the “self-care” we are normally prescribed and look at Community Collective Care and our Mental Wellness, considering cultural, spiritual, relational and community-based ways to collectively support ourselves and our communities. Workers will build Solidarity Teams and practices for collective care. The ambient/ever-present trauma we are swimming in can be crazy-making, and we resist with collective care as a sanity-making project.

Vikki Reynolds (PhD RCC) is an activist/ therapist who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. Vikki is a white settler on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam nations. Vikki’s people are Irish, Newfoundland and English folks, and she is a heterosexual woman with cisgender privilege. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with peers and other workers responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived residential schools and other state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and substance misuse counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Vikki is an Adjunct Professor and has written and presented internationally.


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Justice-Doing, Collective Ethics & The Zone of Fabulousness Online Workshop for community workers & therapists to promote justice-doing, collective ethics, sustainability and collective care resisting About this Event E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi o ngā hau e whā - nau mai, haere mai, pike mai, kake mai - tēna koutou, tēna koutou, tēna koutou katoa! Loose translation: With love & respect we warmly invite all from the four winds to join us and share in this awesome workshop, welcome welcome welcome! New Zealand Apr 22 & 23 11am -2pm Melbourne Australia 9am -12 pm (Vancouver PDT 4-7 pm Apr 21 & 22) Vikki's online workshop is informed by a spirit of solidarity & social justice activism. An ethics of Justice-Doing in our work requires we have a hopeful skepticism about our practice, examining our work to see if we are "walking our talk" as social movements teach. This workshop aims to build intentional community to hold space for a rigorous investigation into the ethics alive in our work. We will be exploring the following ideas related to sustaining ourselves and promoting ethical practice within the context of mean-spirited politics and oppressive structural violence: Collective Ethics & Creating Cultures of Accountability Our Ethical Stance of Justice-Doing Collective Care & the Zone of Fabulousness Solidarity Teams & "Living" Supervision Leaning in, imperfect allyship & a Supervision of Solidarity Inquiries: info@rbpa.co.nz