2021 Professional Development LIVE Programs

By Joining the IH Society, the annual membership dues covers the fees to attend our 3 LIVE Winter, Spring and Fall Programs - at substantial savings over non-member program fees. We are currently offering special prorated Spring membership rates.

Spring Program

Live Webinar

Ethics and Racial Equity
An Interactive Workshop on Racial Equity and Anti-Racism
in Everyday Clinical, Ethical, and Organizational Situations

Brit Holmberg, MSW, LCSW, Marion Malcome, MSW, LCSW

Live Webinar: May 1, 2021, 1:00-5:00 pm
4 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors (2 Ethics, 2 Cultural Competence)

Complimentary for Members and Students
General Admission: $80.00
Early Career Clinicians: $55.00
Post-graduate Fellows: $35.00
COVID-19 Hardship fee: $30.00

Please Register by Wednesday April 28!

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This unique workshop examines contemporary ethical dilemmas using a racial equity lens. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how institutionalized racism impacts both organizational and clinical spaces, and the important role of practitioners in transforming such spaces. Using case studies, facilitators will educate participants on how to center the experiences and needs of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color (BIPOC) using an anti-racist framework. Participants will learn practical interventions and tools to respond effectively to these contexts with integrity, authenticity, and sensitivity while striving for racial equity. This is an interactive workshop that will involve breakout groups and experiential activities to help elucidate the content and practice the concepts that are introduced.

This is an interactive workshop that will involve breakout groups and experiential activities to help elucidate the content and practice the concepts that are introduced. Participants are asked to join the workshop with video and keep their cameras on throughout the program.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the program participants will be able to:

  1. Identify three ways that institutional racism impacts their practice (agency, colleagues, and clients)
  2. Describe how working to oppose and undo institutional racism is an ethical imperative
  3. List three concrete practices and tools to respond ethically to institutional racism and advocate for racial equity
  4. Describe four ways they can practice ethically to counteract institutional racism in their agency, as well as in the larger community


Brit Holmberg, LCSW,
Brit Holmberg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly a decade of experience providing mental health services to a wide array of populations. Brit received a B.S. from Cornell University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, and a MDiv from Garret Theological Seminary.

Prior to joining Loyola University of Chicago's student Wellness Center as a staff therapist, Brit offered individual and group therapy to adults at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and in private practice. He uses a strengths-based approach to support clients in identifying their core values and finding their voice. Brit’s clinical interests include mindfulness, anti-racist practice, spirituality, and group work. He has offered a variety of workshops, consultation, and trainings on these topics across Chicago and Illinois.

Marion Malcome, MSW, LCSW
Marion Malcome a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois, has dedicated her professional and personal life to raising awareness about mental health amongst people of color and preparing professionals to effectively support this same population and appreciate their unique history and needs.Marion received her BS in Psychology with a minor in Afro-American Studies and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in community mental health, both from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Marion has over ten years of experience in direct clinical social work practice. She has practiced in the field of mental health, ranging from hospital and psychiatric impatient settings, private practice, to community mental health throughout the city of Chicago. Marion is the Owner and Chief Consultant of SydneyMalcome LLC, a boutique consulting firm providing a range of supporting services to small socially-minded organizations. SydneyMalcome LLC has recently expanded to provide organizations with consultation and training on antiracist practices, privilege and organizational change. Currently, Marion is a fourth-year Doctoral Student at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA). Marion’s research interests are at the intersection of place, race and mental health. More specifically, she is interested in understanding the long-term impact of stressors within high-burdened neighborhoods on the mental health of African American women and mothers. Marion is passionate about mental health equity for communities of color and sees this work as an issue of social justice.

Fall Program

Live In-Person (if possible) or Webinar

The William J. Pieper, M.D. Lecture
Q&A with Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.
on Inner Humanism® Psychotherapy
for Adults, Adolescents, and Children

Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.

Live Webinar: Saturday October 16, 2021, 1:30-4:30 pm
3 CEs for Psychologists, Social Workers, and Professional Counselors

Complimentary for Members and Students
General Admission: $60.00
Early Career Clinicians: $40.00
Post-graduate Fellows: $25.00
COVID-19 Hardship fee: $20.00

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Dr. Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. will answer questions from participants on the principles of Inner Humanism® psychotherapy and their application to treating adults and adolescents in individual psychotherapy, children in play therapy, parent counseling, couples therapy, and consultation with preschool teachers.

Some questions of general interest will be submitted in advance by the clinical staff and trainees at Smart Love Family Services. The majority of the program will be dedicated to answering questions posed by attendees. Questions on any and all considerations related to diversity and race will be very welcome. Anyone who would like an orientation ahead of the program can find a succinct overview of Inner Humanism® psychotherapy in The Privilege of Being a Therapist as well as other relevant presentations and articles at Articles - Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.


Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D.,
is an author and psychotherapist who works with children and parents, and serves as a consultant to agencies and other mental health professionals. She is a founding board member of Smart Love Family Services, for which she provides ongoing consultation and insight to the clinical and early childhood education staff. She also serves on the Board of the Intrapsychic Humanism Society. Both of these non-profit agencies are based on Intrapsychic Humanism, the comprehensive psychology of child development, psychopathology and treatment developed by Dr. Pieper and her late husband, William J. Pieper, MD.

Dr. Pieper authored two best-selling, award winning children's books, Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! and Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them. And she co-authored with Dr. William Pieper the best-selling parenting book, Smart Love: The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding, Regulating, and Enjoying Your Child; the popular adult self-help book, Addicted to Unhappiness: How Hidden Motives for Unhappiness Keep You From Creating the Life You Truly Want, And What You Can Do (2nd Edition); and Intrapsychic Humanism: An Introduction to a Comprehensive Psychology and Philosophy of Mind. She has written and presented on Inner Humanism® psychotherapy, and also on applications of the theory of Intrapsychic Humanism to teaching, parenting, foster care, the question of free will, and children’s dreams and fantasy life, among other topics.

We look forward to seeing you at our programs!