May 13, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Description: Undocumented students live in a world of uncertainties, many of which threaten their safety, access to basic needs, legal rights, and academic stability. As faculty, counselors, administrators and advisors, how do we apply this knowledge through direct intervention and systemic change across our campuses? Join us for an interactive, tool-building dialogue that centers Liberation Psychology-inspired tools for resilience, and stems from 7+ years of practice as a licensed psychotherapist and coordinator of a mental health program for undocumented college students.

Facilitated by: Diana Peña (she/they), PhD, is a queer Latinx mental health provider who began her academic journey as a first-gen college student. Diana coordinates the mental health program for undocumented students at UC Berkeley, providing counseling support to students and consultation to the campus at large. As a licensed psychologist, her areas of focus include undocumented student mental health, resilience among queer and trans people of color, spirituality, and somatic/body-centered healing practices. Diana stands on the shoulders of her Mexican immigrant parents and is committed to decolonizing mental health practices in the service of undocumented, indigenous, Black, and POC communities.


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