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The 5 Evils of Society: The Traumatic Impact of Systemic Harm
The 5 Evils of Society: The Traumatic Impact of Systemic Harm

Wed, May 29


Ellicott City

The 5 Evils of Society: The Traumatic Impact of Systemic Harm

Learn about Pebble McCleary's framework of systemic harm that cause trauma to ourselves and our clients.

Time & Location

May 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Ellicott City, 8407 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043, USA


About the event

Mental health providers are invited to come learn about the traumatic impact of systemic harm in order to better support your clients. This presentation will focus on a framework of systemic harm referred to by Pebble McCleary, LCPC as “The 5 Evils of Society:” capitalism, colonialism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and puritanism. These evils enforce isolative, shaming, hierarchical, individualistic belief systems that infiltrate our conceptualizations of ourselves, others, and the world around us. The goal of this presentation is to carry this framework into the mental health field and into clinical work with clients of different backgrounds, allowing participants to recognize that living in a society that is built upon these evils is traumatic and that fostering these evils within the mental health field is inherently retraumatizing to both clinicians and those who access mental health services. 

Continental breakfast will be included. 

This training has been approved by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists for 2 CEUs for MD-licensed PCs and MFTs.

Ample free parking is available across the street. This location is not accessible to folks who cannot use stairs. If you are interested but are unable to attend due to that, please email and we will make alternative arrangements!


  • 30 minutes

    Arrival and Brunch

    Conference Room

  • 2 hours


    Conference Room


  • Ticket

    Sale ends: May 28, 12:00 PM

    This ticket includes the training and a continental breakfast!




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