On Thursday, April 18th, 2013, the Sage Community Health Collective, a worker-owned community health collective located in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, partnered with IATA and the Programs Committee to offer a spirited and inspired workshop about the importance and intersections of self care, community care, and social justice. Participants were from a variety of corners of the mental health, art therapy, and social work fields. Everyone seemed to enjoy the open space and collaborative tone. After a large group lecture, discussion participants worked in smaller groups to make art and creative presentations that were then shared with the larger group. Attendants of this workshop will continue to ponder on important questions how therapists and other mental health workers can prevent and transform burnout within our communities, thus cultivating sustainability in our healing and justice-seeking practices.
Katrina A. Funk, MAAT, LPC
Programs Committee Co-Chair