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Online workshop for workers/practitioners. We will foster Solidarity and Justice-Doing as central to our collective care and resistance against what the trauma industry calls “Vicarious Trauma” & ”Burnout” and: • Enact Collective Ethics for Justice-Doing • Put work in Context of Necropolitics & Structural Abandonment • Resist Enmeshment & Disconnection, centering Connection • Resist patronizing ‘self-care’ & diagnosis of workers as broken & deficient • Build Solidarity & Collective Care/Mutual Aid Projects • Co-create Believed-In-Hope $ 220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor + PayPal fees Reduced fees & scholarships available. Priority to BIPOC & peers / people with living experience. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Tiny House Warriors. September 22 - 23 Vancouver 9am - 12pm Pacific Time Toronto 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time Resisting Burnout Solidarity, Collective Care & Justice-Doing: Register here: www.tickettailor.com/events/vikkireynolds/660576 Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwm kw y m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and S lílw ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca.


Justice-Doing IN ALTERNATIVE / PRIVATE PRACTICE Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC is an activist/therapist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwmǝθkwǝỷǝm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Sǝl̓ílwǝtaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca. Online workshop for therapists and counsellors in private or alternative practice, with intention for Justice-Doing and enacting collective ethics. October 27-28 VANCOUVER 9am - 12pm Pacific TORONTO 12pm - 3pm Eastern 10% of proceeds will be donated to Tiny House Warriors $ 220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor and PayPal fees Reduced fees & scholarships available. Priority to BIPOC and peers / people with living experience. REGISTER: www.tickettailor.com/events/vikkireynolds/660582 We will be exploring the following ideas related to sustaining ourselves and promoting ethical practice within the context of independent and alternative practice. An ethical stance for Justice-Doing and trying-to-be Decolonizing practice Resisting isolation, building solidarity, and collective accountability Inviting community accountability practices Sustainability and ‘The Zone of Fabulousness’: Resisting Burnout, Disconnection, and Enmeshment Collaborative Supervisory Frameworks: Living Supervision and Solidarity Groups - - - - -


‘Trauma’ & Resistance Innovative Responses to Oppression, Violence & Suffering AN ONLINE WORKSHOP $ 220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor & PayPal fees Reduced fees & scholarships available. Priority to BIPOC, Indigenous people and peers / people with lived and living experience. Register here: www.tickettailor.com/events/vikkireynolds/660590 December 5-6 9am - 12pm Pacific / 12pm - 3pm Eastern 10% of proceeds to Tiny House Warriors Vikki will share stories of practice and acts of resistance that inspire hope, 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 decolonizing 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 individualization and medicalization of suffering as ‘trauma’ and other mental illnesses. This online workshop offers a justice-doing response to ‘trauma’, oppression, violence and suffering. It will address: - A decolonizing and justice-doing ethical stance - Resist individualization, objectivity and neutrality of trauma industry - Witnessing stance informed by direct action activism - Understandings of acts of resistance - Stories from practice Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC Trainer, Consultant, Clinical Supervisor, Adjunct Professor Vikki is an activist/therapist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwm Okw y m (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and S lílw ta?/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca


Resisting Burnout & Vicarious Trauma & the Zone ofFabulousness Vikki will differentiate Vicarious Trauma & Burn Out from thespiritual and ethical pain that our work engenders when we areunable to provide dignity and social justice with the people we wantto be useful to. We'll explore our relationship to a believed-in hope,and resisting patronizing self-care prescriptions to workers. We willalso consider a frame for Resisting Burn out that holds clients at thecentre, based on how we treat people, and resist pathologizingourselves and other workers as mentally ill and deficient...and that'sgoing to bring us to The Zone of Fabulousness...Where we resistenmeshment and disconnection, and hold connection, collectiveethics and the person at the centre of our work.


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Conference April 22-23 2022 Utrecht, Netherlands

Keynote Address: Justice-Doing & Believed-in-Hope: Our collective resistance to hate-filled politics

Vikki Reynolds PhD RCC

How do we position ourselves in useful and meaningful ways with a spirit of Justice-Doing and shouldered up in solidarity with folx who share our collective ethics? How do we hold onto and engender a believed-in-hope amidst the oppressive structures and necro politics people are suffering from? Vikki will address how a Supervision of Solidarity and an ethic of Justice-Doing offer a place to stand as a frame for our collective 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 cruelty 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.

Workshop: The spirit of justice-doing in our practice

In this interactive workshop practitioners will be invited into an investigation of the spirit of justice-doing alive in our work. A hopeful skepticism invites us to look to our practice to see how our ethical commitments to justice-doing are revealed. We will consider our collective ethics and practices for creating cultures of accountability. Creating Solidarity Teams can help us stay ethical, shoulder us up in response to the hardness of our work, and foster our collective sustainability.


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Justice-Doing in Therapy and Community Work
A two-day in-person workshop with Vikki Reynolds

Manchester and London, April/May 2022

Manchester: Thurs/Fri April 28/29
London: Tues/Wed May 3/4

£230 + VAT, 20% off for self-funders

This workshop is informed by a spirit of solidarity and social justice activism. Vikki will illuminate her stance for an ethic of Justice-Doing as a frame for community work and for therapy.

She will consider the intersections, tensions and affinities between community work practice and social justice activism that encompasses centering ethics, doing solidarity, addressing power, fostering collective sustainability, critically engaging with language and structuring safety.

We will engage with our own stances for ethical practice, and participate in a Solidarity Group with the intention of “walking our talk” and opening up our collective work to a hopeful skepticism that questions the ethics alive in our practice.

This workshop will help participants:

  • Consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for therapy and community work.
  • Deconstruct “case consultation” norms that don’t serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a “Culture of Critique” that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer.
  • Consider practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignity which can promote a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique.
  • Share some exercises for creating intentional supervisory relationships.
  • Create cultures of accountability that invite critique that are a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision.
  • Practice examples of “Living Supervision”, and creating “Solidarity Teams” to assist practitioners to work in alignment with our collective ethics

Shouldering each other up amidst deaths by bad drug policy & structural abandonment An online workshop Vikki Reynolds PHD RCC Is an activist/therapist & a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəyəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlílwətaʔ/ Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Vikki’s articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca ' ' June 16 - 17 9am-12pm PDT 12pm-3pm EDT Putting our peoples' deaths in context of necropolitics (policies that kill people) & structural abandonment Revolutionary love & solidarity How tragic political death lands differently in body & in relationships Maps for responding to atrocious deaths (individual & collective) Maps for debriefing with connection & solidarity (resisting trauma) Collective care & mutual aid Acts of resistance, staying human Witnessing our dead: "How do we hold the dead alongside the living" Register at buytickets.at/vikkireynolds/649272 $20 - $220 SLIDING SCALE includes Ticket Tailor + PayPal fees Scholarships available. Priority to BIPOC, Indigenous people & peers/people with lived & living experience. Contact reynolds.vikki@gmail.com 10% proceedsworkshop full


A Supervision of Solidarity VIKKI REYNOLDS PhD RCC is an activist/therapist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwmǝθkwǝỷǝm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Sǝl̓ílwǝtaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca REGISTER HERE We will be exploring the following ideas related to sustaining ourselves and promoting ethical practice within the context of independent and alternative practice: • consider how to promote dignifying and generative supervision groups for therapy and community work • deconstruct “case consultation” norms that don’t serve clients or practitioners, and consider what a “Culture of Critique” that is generative, expansive, connected and dignified might offer • consider practices of structuring safety and creating relationships of respect and dignity which can promote a culture of accountability that generates useful and rich critique • share some exercises for creating intentional supervisory relationships • create cultures of accountability that invite critique that are a resistance against surveillance practices of supervision • practice examples of “Living Supervision”, and creating “Solidarity Teams” to assist practitioners to work in alignment with our collective ethics $ 220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor + PayPal fees An Ethics of Justice- Doing in Community Work DUONG OCEAN ĐANG lives and work on Jaggera and Turrbal land (Brisbane, Australia). Her practice focuses on supporting people to recover and respond to mental health struggles, trauma and violence in a context of safety, dignity and social justice. www.healingandjustice.com.au ’ ’ with VANCOUVER June 8 - 9, 2022 4pm - 7pm PST BRISBANE June 9 - 10, 2022 9am - 12pm AESTEVENT SOLD OUT


Parker & Plamandon-Assu Consulting presents Rachel Plamondon-Assu & Kevin Parker Honouring Wisdom, Solidarity & Revolutionary Love of folx with lived and living experience in Community Work For everyone working towards and curious about being informed by people with lived and living experience in work alongside communities of struggle. in conversation with Vikki Reynolds & Tara Taylor VANCOUVER 9am - 12pm PST TORONTO 12pm - 3pm EST March 10 -11, 2022 $ 220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor + PayPal fees REGISTER HERE TARA TAYLOR is a white settler working in the field of community engagement and development with a focus on harm reduction and communitywell being. VIKKI REYNOLDS PHD RCC is an activist/therapist and white settler who works to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work and therapy. The majority of Vikki’s work is shouldering up workers responding to oppression and suffering. RACHEL PLAMONDON-ASSU is an Indigenous woman from the Wei Wai Kai nation. She brings her connection to her culture alongside her decades of lived experience to creating opportunities for other Indigenous people and PWLE. She currently manages and runs peer programming in Vancouver’s DTES. Reduced fees & scholarships available. Priority to BIPOC, Indigenous people and peers/people with lived & living experience. Contact organizer: tara@spencercreo.ca https://buytickets.at/ vikkireynolds/648915 We work collectively on the stolen traditional and ancestral homelands of the Xwmǝθkwǝỷǝm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Sǝl̓ílwǝtaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.


Dear Tla'amin Heal th staf f , and others who work wi th us to suppor t communi ty wel lness: I am so grateful for you. We are carving time out to honour the hard work that we continue doing together, to build upon the respect we have for each other, and to prioritize our collective care during these challenging times. During two mornings on zoom, Dr. Vikki Reynolds will facilitate a process for us to stay alive and well in this work, drawing on our collective wisdom while centering our shared commitment to the community.


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10% of proceeds will be donated to Online workshop for workers/practitioners. We will foster Solidarity and Justice-Doing as central to our collective care and resistance against what the trauma industry calls “Vicarious Trauma” & ”Burnout” and: • Enact Collective Ethics for Justice-Doing • Put work in Context of Necropolitics & Structural Abandonment • Resist Enmeshment & Disconnection, centering Connection • Resist patronizing ‘self-care’ & diagnosis of workers as broken & deficient • Build Solidarity & Collective Care/Mutual Aid Projects • Co-create Believed-In-Hope Register here $ 220 CAD includes Ticket Tailor + PayPal fees Reduced fees & scholarships available. Priority to BIPOC + peers / people with living experience. TORONTO 12pm - 3pm EST VANCOUVER 9am - 12pm PST January 27-28, 2022 VIKKI REYNOLDS PhD RCC is an activist/therapist and a white settler on the unceded territories of the xwmǝθkwǝỷǝm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Sǝl̓ílwǝtaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Articles & speaks free at www.vikkireynolds.ca RESISTING BURNOUT Solidarity, Collective Care & Justice-Doing:

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RESISTING VICARIOUS TRAUMA & BURNOUT Who should come • Anyone committed to team/community collective care & capacity building • Team Leads, change agents, folks shouldering up ‘first first-responders' VIKKI REYNOLDS PhD is an activist/ therapist working to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work/ therapy. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with ‘peers’ responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture - including Indigenous people who have survived state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and Harm Reduction counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Resources for this workshop free at www.vikkireynolds.ca TARA TAYLOR has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years and has been a fervent sustainability activist, working and reflecting across multiple disciplines and sectors to develop community systems that promote social justice as well as a balance between community development and community well-being. Most of Tara's work has been done in the DTES of Vancouver, with a focus on harm reduction. Our work is done on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəyəm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations A Train the Trainers online workshop The Zone of Fabulousness Connection & Solidarity $220 (including paypal + ticket tailor fees) Contact organizer for reduced cost admissions for community members. Priority to BIPOC and ‘peers’ people with living and lived experience. Registration https://buytickets.at/vikkireynolds/603709 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 ATIRA SISTER SPACE ' ' * attendance is required both days JANUARY 6 + 7 9am-12pm PST (12pm-3pm EST) * a 2-day workshop JULY & SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS SOLD OUT — NEW DATES ADDED!

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ENGAGING DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE IN PRACTICE,PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO RURAL AND INDIGENOUSCOMMUNITIES DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK DL INTENSIVE J ANUARY 13-14, 2022FEATURED ADDRESS: DR. VIKKI REYNOLDS A SPIRIT OF JUSTICE-DOING IN COMMUNITY WORK: RESPONDING TO MEAN AND HATEFUL NECROPOLITICS FRIDAY JANUARY 14, 9:00AM-10:30AM https://humboldtstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMuf- 2oqzIrEtDP9m10Kf0KN4W0lALSq1rm