SOMERSET, N.J., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Rhea Almeida, therapist and founder of the Institute for Family Services (IFS — https://www.instituteforfamilyservices.com/) announced the upcoming release of her newest book, "Liberation Based Healing Practices," for April, 2019. Filled with compelling stories of lived experiences and step-by-step solutions, Dr. Almeida's book offers a clear and detailed blueprint for grappling with the psychological legacies of coloniality and white privilege. The book will be available on Amazon.com.
Synopsis: In the culmination of over 20 years of clinical practice, Dr. Almeida — lecturer, practitioner and activist — exposes therapeutic norms of Western societies and how they are entangled with practices and histories of coloniality. Dr. Almeida not only challenges standard therapeutic practice that focuses on individual diagnosis, a practice that separates the client from their family and larger societal contexts, she also presents strategies to empower clients. In a collaborative effort that includes healing circles and collective accountability, Dr. Almeida illustrates how such collaborations result in a direct challenge to the legacies of power, privilege and overarching oppression. The book includes numerous case studies and diagrams to provide context.
"Liberation based healing centers and disrupts the established social order of power, privilege, and oppression and the accompanying matrix of perforations along the trajectories of gender, race, sexual orientation and expression, class, and other identity markers," writes Dr. Almeida.
Considering the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement, frightening new mobilization by white supremacists, renewed attacks on the LGBTQ community, and the empowerment inherent in the #MeToo initiative, Dr. Almeida's liberation healing is the right solution for the right time.
"Dr. Rhea Almeida creates an entirely new paradigm, one in which there is deep trust in the human capacity to relate, collaborate, share, and heal." — Jacqueline Battalora, Saint Xavier University, author of "Birth of a White Nation."
Much of the information provided in Dr. Almeida's newest book will also be explored in late 2019, during the annual Liberation Based Healing Conference, co-hosted by Medgar Evars College. For more information on the conference, please visit HERE.
About Rhea V. Almeida, MS, Ph.D.
Creator of a Liberation Based Healing Perspective in family therapy, Dr. Almeida is the author of numerous journal articles and three previous books. In 2005, she received the American Family Therapy Academy Distinguished Award for Innovative Contributions to Family Therapy, and has been profiled in the Los Angeles Times, NPR, CNN and Pure Oxygen. To learn more about Dr. Almeida and her therapeutic team, please visit HERE.
About the Institute for Family Services (IFS)
IFS is a team of family therapists who are committed to producing change that embraces safe, respectful, nurturing and empowering relationships for all individuals, communities and families. Guided by the direction and research of founder, Dr. Rhea Almeida, IFS is renowned throughout the US for ground-breaking programs that support families through issues of loss, chronic illness, substance abuse, marital conflict, divorce, parenthood, youth, workplace and parenting issues, and other mental health challenges.
Learn more at: www.InstituteForFamilyServices.com.
Joy Stocke, Editor
SOURCE Dr. Rhea Almeida