Announcement I:  

NYCAAMH’s Profesional Development Group is organizing another social event – a food tour in Bushwick  on Saturday Nov. 11th  at 12pm.   Join the group to see murals, stop to make a vintage purchase, and eat a-plenty in the heart of hipster-dom, Morgantown. Venture further into “deep” Bushwick if your appetite says, “More!”


Bushwick Food Tour
Host: Dustin Chien (contact Dustin at or visit to RSVP)
When: Saturday, November 11, from 12-2:30PM
Where: Morgan L Train Station
Eateries: Roberta’s, Arepera Guacuco, Chimu Express, La Isla, Newyorktitlan, and more (suggestions welcome)


Announcement II:  

Professional Development Series Presentation:

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 6 – 7.30pm

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1 Washington Square, NY, NY


Racial Trauma, API Community, and Self Care

Tazuko Shibusawa, PhD, Associate Professor, Silver School of Social Work, NYU

  • Racial Trauma – what is it?
  • How does racial trauma affect members of the API community?
  • How can mental health professionals address racial trauma in our work?

Dr. Shibusawa will draw from her wealth of clinical experiences as a practitioner in the U.S. and Japan, mental health consultant for the World Health Organization, as well as her post-graduate training in family therapy, psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy, trauma studies and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

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