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Celebrating Black History Month

In this newsletter: Happy Black History Month, Community Program Updates, Clinical Updates, Upcoming Outside Events


Happy Black History Month!

The month of February honors Black lives, Black achievements, and Black history--which is all of our history!

We hope you have an powerful Black History Month.

We hope to see you out there at an event!



 

Community Program Updates



NEW GROUP! Polyamorous Peers is meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at the Pacific Center from 6:15-8:00pm. This group is for people who are interested in discussing the emotional aspects of non-monogamy. It is designed to provide each other support as we navigate polyamorous relationships (those who develop emotional relationships with multiple people concurrently). If you’re interested in joining drop-in or contact polyamorouspeers@pacificcenter.org for more info. 


 



The center will be offering peer groups in a hybrid/in-person model.


 



Mental Health at the Intersections (MHTI) is a FREE day-long conference for mental health providers and community workers that centers care & support for those who sit at the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. This year we are focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQIA+ BIPOC youth. There will be workshops for youth ages 11+ and workshops for adults who work with youth. 


Registration will become available soon. Please follow us on social media and visit our website for updates and to learn when registration opens. Please reach out to our Training Program Manager, Glo Rodriguez at glo@pacificcenter.orgwith any questions. We hope you are able to join us.


 

Pacific Center has partnered with the West Berkeley Family Wellness Center for a series of workshops on mindfulness, wellness, and healing through art that will run throughout the spring. Our current series Mindfulness and the Science of the Mind runs through March 8th. Click the link to join (space is limited). And look out for the next session, Designing a Medicine Bag, starting March 25th!


 

Clinical Program Updates


Applications for the 24-25 clinical training cohort are live HERE.

Questions? Contact clinic@pacificcenter.org

 

Graduate level psychology trainees, master's level trainees and associates as well as newly licensed clinicians receive valuable training working with our diverse LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC clients.  Our year long program meets all Board of Behavioral Sciences & Board of Psychology licensing laws.  Clinicians in the training program are supervised by licensed clinicians.


 

Volunteer With Us!



Support the center by becoming a

front desk volunteer!













Support the center by becoming a media production volunteer!












Support the center by becoming a fundraising volunteer!












 
Upcoming Outside Events



Tickets are on sale! Discount tickets are available now through Sunday, Feb 18 for $20 (reg $25). There are a limited number of Special Admission tickets for artists and students still available.

 


Join FERC (Family Education and Resource Center) on February 23rd for a mindful meditation walk at the Berkeley Marina. This FREE event will be held on Friday afternoon starting at 1PM at the beautiful César Chávez Park. FERC will provide lunch for all attendees after the walk (vegan options available), and will have wireless headphones and scarves to give to attendees as well!

 

Donate!

Your donations help community members gain access to peer support groups and low-cost counseling and mental health support. 

 

Please click below to give what you can.



 

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