Dr. Thelemaque devoted her career to advocacy, teaching, and fostering inclusive environments.
She has specialized training on MI, ACT, IPT, DBT, CBT, and psychodynamic therapy as well as clinical experience across various settings including neuropsychological clinics. Specifically, she is a well-trained generalist who learned in VA hospitals, outpatient primary care/medical settings, community mental health, and university counseling centers.
She has over years of experience conducting social justice-oriented work such as teaching about the mental health needs of people at the intersections of race, gender, and sexual orientation. She has developed curriculum focused on racial identity development, gender identity development, inter-group or cross-racial dialogues, and effective communication. She has also instructed on how to combat vicarious trauma in therapists, address unconscious bias, and minimize race-based traumatic stress in clients. Dr. Thelemaque has presented her work at numerous professional conferences.
She remains committed to teaching others about the ways disenfranchised populations are affected by larger social issues to create a more equitable world.
Virtual BIPOC Consultation Group
This is a space for BIPOC-identified early career (i.e., 10 or less years in practice) mental health professionals to discuss clinical work, assessment, and navigating professional involvement within a space that is intersectional, thoughtful, and understanding. This is not a space that is prescriptive. Instead, it is focused on collaborative discussion that can guide participants to a deeper understanding of their process and needs from an integrative clinical perspective. This is also a space that is designed to be affirming of queer, trans, and nonbinary or gender non-conforming folks.
Structure: The group is integrative (open to all approaches or orientations). It is also open to providers who are licensed (or unlicensed with other direct supervision) across the country.
The number of people in the group is limited so that those involved can build a connection and have time to address their clinical needs.
Timing: The group is a 75 minute group that occurs on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
Please note: If timing is an issue for you, please feel free to fill out the interest form and note that at the end. I may open up an alternative time in the near future or shift things as needed.