A Liberatory Perspective on

 Liberation & Healing

Peer Counseling Project: Barbara Love has worked with community based groups globally providing training for community members to facilitate peer counseling circles  on healing from genocide, internalized genocide, war, dislocation, racism, internalized racism, and trauma from social-identity based oppression. 

The Peer Counseling Project 

The Peer Counseling Project is rooted in the basic theory and methodology of ReEvaluation Counseling.  The Peer Counseling Project (PCP)  seeks to make counseling assistance more broadly available to a wider population. PCP trains individuals and groups in the theory and methods of Peer Counseling, and trains peer counselors to lead Peer Counseling Circles.

 The following workshops will be offered:

Q & A:  Deeper Dive into Peer Counseling for Healing Oppression Based Trauma  

Dates TBD

 Workshop I:  Basic Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling   

Date July 30, 2020 6-9 PM 

Workshop II:  Applied Basic Theory and Skills of Peer Counseling for Healing Oppression Based Trauma

Date: September 17-Oct 29, 2020   6-9PM EST

Workshop III:  Supervision of Peer Counseling Circles

Dates November 5-December 10 2020   6-9 PM EST


Dates TBD

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  • To foster the creation of liberatory consciousness for personal, organizational and societal transformation.

  • To facilitate systems of peer based healing from the trauma of oppression including racism and internalized racism, colonialism and internalized colonialism, genocide, war, and other identity based trauma.

  • To present contexts that enables the identification, examination and transformation of individual and structural impediments to social justice and equity in organizational functioning. 

  • To provide frameworks and contexts for identifying and examining the intersections between social identity and power, and facilitate the examination of decision making and micro and macro aggression within organizations to increase organizational capacity.