Trauma And Resiliency Workshop
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It takes a village: Let's Build it Now! A workshop on racial trauma and resiliency. Wednesday November 18, 2020. 1-2:30pm

Join ECC students in a safe and supportive space on Wednesday, November 18 for a discussion on the traumatic impact of racism. Students will learn:

Healthy ways to navigate and move towards SELF-CARE
Effective ways of advocating and taking action to empower SELF
Collective movement toward HEALING and RESILIENCE


This event is a special collaboration between El Camino College Student Health Services and the Career Center and is facilitated by Dr. Yamonte Cooper, Dr. Kenneth Spears and Dr. LaFaune Gordon.

La Faune Gordon, Ph.D.

Dr. Gordon received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1993 and a post-graduate Masters of Science in Clinical Psychopharmacology in 2001. Her areas of specialty and interest are providing therapeutic intervention to young children, adults, and families who have experienced trauma.

Kenneth Spears, Psy.D.

Dr. Spears earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology (Alliant International University). A former middle and high school teacher and counselor, a significant amount of his clinical work has focused on improving the lives of adolescents and young adults struggling with anxiety, depression, self-criticism and poor anger management.  Dr. Spears’ clinical interests/specialty also includes issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, men’s issues, race-based trauma, and working with the formerly incarcerated.

Yamonte Cooper, Ph.D.

Dr. Yamonte Cooper is a Professor of Counseling at El Camino College, adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) & Supervisor, certified Gottman Therapist, and certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunctions, gender & sexual identity, depression & anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, grief, and other mental health problems. He is the author of the forthcoming book Racial Trauma and African-American Men (Routledge). Further, as a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Cooper exchanged best practices in career counseling and development in Germany and has exchanged best practices with higher education institutions in Botswana.