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Please help us launch a new scholarship fund with your donation! 

NESTTD's Racial Justice and Equity Committee  (RJEC) has been talking about ways to bridge our mission to train trauma therapists, to use our skills toward social justice endeavors, and to build community around trauma and healing.   Two of our members, Risheen Brown and Toni Watson-Braxton, conducted focus groups with BIPOC clinicians in the area regarding experiences in the field of trauma therapy and wrote up results.  To read more about the focus groups, click here.

Inspired by these findings and drawing from recommendations, the Racial Justice and Equity Committee identified ways we could enact our commitments to justice and desire for the trauma field to grow by beginning a scholarship fund for BIPOC clinicians to attend advanced trauma trainings.  As a result, committee members have been in contact with Diane DesPlantes, LCSW who conducts BIPOC EMDR trainings on an annual basis. The EMDR basic training is $1,300, which includes 10 consult hours and possible subsequent consultation time is $100-125/hour so that attendees can really land in the work.  For this first launch of our scholarship initiative, we would like to support a clinician in pursuing these opportunities. 

We invite our membership to support this effort through a financial contribution.    We are suggesting that clinicians donate the equivalent of one hour of consultation time, but if that is not possible, contributions of any level are more than welcome.   If you'd like to donate with a credit card, please use the form below.   If you'd prefer to send a check, please mail it to:  NESTTD, PO Box 772, Hingham, MA.  Please mark your check as a donation to the scholarship fund.

We so appreciate your consideration of this exciting pilot program!

As a reminder, NESTTD is a 501c6 non-profit and as such your donations do not qualify for tax deductions.  However, we encourage members to donate as we believe this training scholarship is an important effort in keeping with our mission.

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