Cultural Identity and Mental Health: In Recognition of Juneteenth - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

Monday, June 20, 2022
4-4:30 pm
The Juniper Center Thrive LIVE
Special Edition in Honor of Juneteenth

Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology joins The Juniper Center’s Dr. Karen Thames and host Dr. Margo Jacquot for a special Juneteenth edition of The Juniper Center Thrive Live. Join live and ask questions as they talk about Juneteenth, cultural transference, counter transference, the connection between cultural identity and mental health.

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This event was borne out of The Juniper Center’s Diversity Committee (read out Diversity and Inclusion Statement here), who wanted to do something to learn and share more about Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the US, recognized annually on June 19. Joe Biden signed a bill into law to officially designate Juneteenth as a USAmerican federal holiday in 2021.

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863. The 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery was signed on January 1, 1865.  However, the news that slaves were officially freed did not reach the last confederate holdouts until June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, reached Galveston Texas and the last 250,000 slaves still in captivity were told they were free. (Executive Diversity)


About Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw

Dr. Cynthia Lubin Langtiw is a Haitian American licensed clinical and community psychologist and Full Professor in the clinical psychology program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has served as a supervising psychologist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Advocate Family Care Network and currently consults with their doctoral clinical training program. Dr. Langtiw is a volunteer psychologist and clinical supervisor with The Marjorie Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture. She also provides training on psychological trauma for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Her clinical work reflects a strong systemic/community sensibility that integrates a relational cultural perspective. Much of her clinical work has been helping youth, adults, couples, families, and communities utilize their own resources to heal from trauma. Dr. Langtiw has a strong passion for teaching, qualitative research, clinical training and enjoys supporting students in finding their voice in psychology.


About Dr. Karen Thames

Dr. Karen is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She has an eclectic approach to therapy, with a psychodynamic conceptualization of her clients, using different methods in therapy including insight-oriented therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and feminist relational therapy. Dr. Karen has also had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She sees each client as an individual with unique needs that require a customized, unique, and client-centered approach. Read more about Dr. Thames at The Juniper Center.




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