Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens to speak on spiritual lineage systems that go beyond the nuclear family

April 11th,2017 ICNY Latest News

Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, MS

Faith communities themselves can function as families for many New Yorkers. Our May 10 Social Work and Religious Diversity conference will explore this subject in its final panel called “Faith Families:  Religious Kinship Beyond the Nuclear Family.”

Rev. DeShannon Barnes-Bowens, MS is the founder of ILERA Counseling & Education Services, where she works as a psychotherapist, professional development trainer, and spiritual counselor. Through ILERA, she offers workshops and programs focusing on sexuality and spirituality, sexual abuse, and vicarious trauma and wellness. In 2015, DeShannon revised her book, Hush Hush: An African American Family Breaks their Silence on Sexuality & Sexual Abuse for a second edition.  She is an initiated priestess in the Orisa-Ifa, Yoruba spiritual tradition, and an ordained Interfaith-Interspiritual Minister through the One Spirit Learning Alliance. She currently teaches at One Spirit, and serves as a Dean to their first year seminary students.

Social Workers and mental healthcare professionals are encouraged to register for this one day conference.  Continuing Education Credits are available for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs.

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Social Work and Religious Diversity: Religion, Spirituality, and Family Life

A continuing education conference for social workers and their colleagues, developed by the Interfaith Center of New York, in partnership with the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute.

May 10, 2017    •    475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY

The Interfaith Center of New York SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers – provider #0163.  This conference offers 7 contact hours of continuing education for New York State LMSWs and LCSWs.

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