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Registration is open for the 21st Annual Julie Claire Gutterman Memorial Lecture, a full-day workshop for mental health professionals.

This year’s presenter, Loren G. Intolubbe-Chmil, Ph.D., is an educator and activist who has worked in a variety of education and community-based setting for over 30 years. Dr. Intolubbe-Chmil develops and facilitates sessions with a focus on the themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion; indigenous perspectives; culturally responsive practice; and transformative teaching, learning, and assessment.

This interactive session is intended to push beyond the counterproductive rhetoric and binaries, to engage with the systemic factors that contribute to the culture of violence and to acknowledge that the same systemic patterns of behavior that drive oppression also underpin socialized violent tendencies, such as mass shooting.


  1. Understand the systemic influence that compels violent actions and the ways in which these intersect with professional practice.
  2. Utilize the Ecological system Model to examine the spheres of influence that socialize humans toward violence.
  3. Apply the complementary framework of trauma-informed care and culturally responsive practice to enhance the capacity of practitioners in response to violence in society.
  4. Map professional ethics to the issue of societal violence and identify how those ethics can be applied in response to the complexity of societal violence.


When: Friday, April 3rd, 8:30 am–4:30 pm

Where: Ledgemont Country Club, 131 Brown Ave., Seekonk, MA

Continuing Education Credits: Application has been submitted for 6 CEUs (including 2 in Ethics and 3 Cross-Cultural Practice) for social workers, psychologists, marriage & family therapists, and licensed mental health counselors.


For more information: 2020 Gutterman lecture brochure.

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