Intergenerational trauma can impact the mental health and emotional wellbeing of many individuals, especially Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Join Dr. Stacey Litam and Dr. Monica P. Band as they explore the nuanced topics associated with understanding intergenerational trauma and outline specific strategies for counselors.
Dr. Monica P. Band (she/her) is an award winning therapist, advocate and educator. As a therapist she specializes in providing EMDR, mindfulness and somatic based interventions to folx who experience complex traumas and cultural identity related concerns. Dr. Band supervises pre-licensed professionals in VA and DC who are dedicated to becoming culturally responsive practitioners. Additionally, she owns a group private practice, Mindful Healing Counseling Services.
As an advocate she consults with The JED Foundation and The AAKOMA Project on providing public education on mental health for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth. She holds several leadership positions within ACA, as a member of the Inaugural Anti-Racism Commission and VP of AAPI Concerns for AMCD. Additionally, she is a member of the Design Council for Pivotal Ventures' Adolescent Mental Health Portfolio whose mission is to co-create strategy design to shape decision making around increasing culturally competent mental health care for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth. As an educator, she is a former Assistant Professor in Counseling at Marymount University and current Adjunct Professor at George Mason University. She provides additional mental health and DEIB education through her IG: the.mindful_healer where she deconstructs theory and concepts into accessible and approachable bite sizes.
Arañez Litam, S. (Producer). (2022, December 7). Navigating Intergenerational Trauma [Audio Podcast]. The Thoughtful Counselor. Retrieved from https://concept.paloaltou.edu/resources/the-thoughtful-counselor-podcast/navigating-intergenerational-trauma?hs_preview=qAJYKSgg-94306885498