~ Unmasking Microaggressions: The destructive consequences of unintentional acts ~

This workshop will look at the destructive consequences of small acts on people groups, and within the mental health setting. Following this workshop you will be able to:  1) Provide a definition of microaggressions, 2)  Provide examples of microaggressions in every day situations and within the field of mental health, 3) Understand the consequences of microaggressions for those on who find themselves on the receiving end of those behaviors, and 4) Show increased awareness and cultural competence of own biases and identify ways for moving forward personally as well as in one’s clinical practice.


Saturday September 29, 2018 (10 AM – 12 PM)


First Evangelical Lutheran Church

900 Main Street, Brockton, MA

Use Rear Entrance

 About the presenters:

Brad Thorne is a licensed mental health counselor and nationally board certified counselor with over 30 years of clinical experience. He is the Director of the Brickley Center at Eastern Nazarene College where he has co-led presentations on microaggressions  to college and university faculty and  the Association for Christians in Student Development.

Lauren Thorne graduated in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and is considering pursuing a law degree.



$30 if you register by September 24, 2018

$50 at the door 

To register, call 781-826-0011 (extension 108 or 112), or send a check made payable to The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy, along with your name, phone number, and email and postal addresses to:

The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy

P.O. Box 2306

Hanover, MA  02339

This training is brought to you by The Institute for Spiritual Life & Psychotherapy (dba Pastoral Counseling Services of the South Shore), and is approved by The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer 2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for licensed therapists, who meet criteria and successfully complete this training.