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Race and Social Equity (RASE) Spring Forum 2023

Speaker: Isis Bey


Ms. Bey is the founder and owner of Harmony Health Therapeutic Services and an Adjunct Professor with multiple Universities. Ms. Bey is also an NC Supervisor for Clinical Social Workers. She is a trainer and consultant. Ms. Bey completed her Graduate education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and families and training. She is Nationally Certified as an Advanced Level Complex Trauma Clinician, Gang Specialist, and Triple P Parent Provider. Her training/consulting experience includes Mental Health Program Development, Trauma and Racial Trauma, Advocacy, Ethics, Implicit Bias, Systematic Disparities, Anti-Racism, Group Therapy, Child Welfare, Parent Education, Criminal Justice, Gang Intervention, Human Trafficking, Domestic, Teen Dating Violence and more. Her experience in the clinical field includes but is not limited to Crisis Intervention, Assessment, Individual, Group, and Couples Counseling, and Trauma. She also has practice experience using Mindfulness, Somatic Experience, Spiritual Social Work, African Drumming and Dance as therapeutic tools.  Ms. Bey offers training, supervision, and treatment through an Eclectic Humanistic Social Justice Approach, which is a person-centered, strengths-based, anti-racist and resilience-based approach. The belief is that the participant is the expert on their life experiences. Ms. Bey is a partner who guides and coaches in the treatment or learning process, offering tools, feedback, resources, experiential learning, skills, and techniques to assist the individual in the healing or learning process, and uses treatment modalities that are trauma-informed, anti-racist, healing centered and evidence-based. Momma Bey enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and offering opportunities for international service.

Speaker: M. Josh McNeill

M. Josh McNeill, MSW, LCSW

Josh is a clinical social worker/therapist, Doctor of Social Work Candidate, researcher, former podcaster, adjunct professor, historian, yogi, coffee lover, donut eater, and hiking hip-hop head. As a Black male wellness advocate, he is particularly passionate about Black men breathing, resting, crying, engaging in happiness, experiencing joy, and having fun.  He is a Great Migration descendant in which much of his family left the American South for better opportunities in the North. He is also the descendant of enslaved Africans in the Carolinas. He is proud of his roots and is proud to be an African American. He graduated from THE HBCU, Florida A&M University, as well as Boston College with his MSW. He is currently a DSW Candidate at the University of Alabama. He is also a Yoga Teacher Trainee at My Vinyasa Practice based out of Austin, Texas. He aspires to become a practical academic blending lived experience, research, and holistic wellness for Black communities both in America and abroad. He has facilitated or paneled for the NASW New Jersey, Cal Berkeley, Boston College, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Texas, Laney College, and the Millennial Social Work Conference.