A part of the AccentCare Community Education Series

Embodied Cultural Humility: Care, Healing Justice & You

August 16, 2022 | 12:00 PM CT

This course is eligible for one hour of CE/CME for MDs, PAs, NPs, RNs, LPNs, LVNs, Social Workers, and Long Term Care Administrators.

Cultural Humility is a relatively recent popularized phrase that is intended to bring depth and context to the practice of critical self-reflection and institutional accountability in anti-oppressive ways. But what does this actually mean? How does Cultural Humility actually look in any sort of embodied practice? And how does an Embodied sense of Cultural Humility connect with broader constructs of Care, Healing, or Justice?
In this dynamic lecture experience, community care worker and music therapist Natasha Thomas will guide participants through a series of creative and somatic prompts, alongside information about how the generational trauma of oppression can live in the body, regardless of a person’s role in any given system.
Attendees will come away from this experience having deepened their understanding of how their own cultural experiences may be unconsciously speaking through them from the moment they enter a given space, and how to leverage a more conscious awareness towards improving the quality of care they give, and a more liberatory view of the healing process and related relationships in general.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will identify elements of their sociocultural identity that are unconsciously “speaking” (embodied) through their actions (V.A.1)
  • Participants will relate their emerging embodied cultural awareness to a critical awareness of how dominant narratives & norms may be challenged and/or reinforced by individual actions (V.A.2; V.B.11.)
  • Participants will translate their embodied cultural awareness into action steps to support more active anti-oppressive and healing justice practices (V.B.11.)
  • Participants will discover creative and somatic ways to reflexively ground themselves in their cultural humility towards improving the quality of care they give in clinical settings (V.A.1; V.B.11.)


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Natasha Thomas

Doctor (PhD) and Music Therapist

Natasha Thomas (Dr. T, any pronouns) is a Queer, Black, Disabled child of Caribbean immigrants from St. Vincent, an island that has historically been home to shipwreck and volcano as well as the Kalinago people and descendants of the Trans Atlantic Slave trade, among others. Natasha holds a PhD in Expressive Therapies and teaches Music Therapy at IUPUI where she lives with her spouse and three year old. 

Natasha is a member of the steering committee for the Black Music Therapy Network and co-host of the podcast Black Creative Healing. When not actively creating or playing their child, you can find Natasha exploring ancestral concepts of creativity and healing (particularly within African spiritual cosmologies), cooking, gardening, or community building with kin or anyone else willing to join them. She works with those who are ready to transform, 


Accrediting Information

AccentCare #1237, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. AccentCare maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 1/20/2022-1/20/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 hour of continuing education credits.

AccentCare is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider #P0355.

This activity is pending approval for one hour of CME via the American Academy of Family Physicians.

This activity is approved for one hour of CE via the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards