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Practice Consultation for Black-Identifying Social Work Students

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is open to FIFSW students only. 

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Joined by Shawnette Thompson, the purpose of the practice consultation sessions is to provide Black-identifying social work students with an opportunity to receive advice, mentorship, and general support from a Black clinical social worker around how to navigate issues that may arise in their own practice while on practicum and professionally. This space has been created as a braver space for Black-identifying students to share and explore their experiences.

Shawnette Thompson (she/her) brings to the role of Social Work Practice Consultant for the Black Social Work Student’s Association over 15 years of rich experience in social work. This experience spans across private practice, community programs, mental health clinics, universities, group homes, and adolescent treatment facilities. Her extensive career has included roles as a child and youth worker, an individual and family therapist, a manager of community programs, and most recently, the Supervisor of Clinical Affairs at U of T’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work’s Talk It Out Clinic. Shawnette also continues to actively maintain a private practice, providing therapy to couples, individuals, and families, in addition to providing clinical consultation to social workers in the field.

As a Black cisgender female of Caribbean descent, Shawnette is deeply invested in the mentorship of future social work professionals, with a focus on dismantling Anti-Black racism and fostering culturally responsive practices. Her appointment as the Social Work Practice Consultant for the Black Social Work Students’ Association at FIFSW is a testament to her dedication and collaborative spirit.

In this role, Shawnette is committed to creating a nurturing environment that not only respects the shared identities of Black students but also promotes the personal and professional, development of each individual.

Register for the Practice Consultation for Black-Identifying Social Work Students!


March 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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