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Presenting Dana L. Collins, Ph.D., for May Grand Rounds

Lorenz Clinic is excited to virtually host Dana L. Collins, Ph.D. for May Grand Rounds. The event is open to all clinicians in Twin Cities metro interested in attending. Dr. Collins (she/her/hers) is a counseling psychologist on faculty in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Lorenz Clinic will host an in-person viewing as well as an online option at no cost to attendees.

Participants will be eligible for 2 CE credits from the following boards:

  • Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Nursing* (nurses can submit CE credits from any of the above boards)

Event Details

Date: May 10, 2023

Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Location: An in-person viewing opportunity will take place at the Rosemount Location. The event will also be available for virtual attendance.

Registration (required): There is no cost to attend.

In Person Attendance

Virtual Attendance


About the Presentation:

Title: Restoring through Awakening: Using Mindfulness to Heal Racial Trauma

This presentation will instruct clinicians on using mindfulness-based practices to increase their clients’ understanding and awareness of racial trauma and how it impacts them, and how clinicians can support their clients in using mindfulness-based practices to address symptoms of racial trauma. The presentation will engage the audience in experiential mindfulness practices, and small and large group discussions, and will draw from case examples from an APA-grant-funded community-based intervention designed to increase Black youths’ understanding and awareness of racial trauma and assist them in learning mindfulness-based practices as a means of healing.


  • Participants will develop their understanding of how racial trauma manifests, particularly within the body.
  • Participants will gain skills to increase clients’ awareness of the impacts of racial trauma.
  • Participants will learn strategies for engaging their clients in mindfulness-based practices.


About Dana L. Collins, Ph.D.

Dana L. Collins, Ph.D. (she/her/hers) is a counseling psychologist, mindfulness meditation teacher, writer, educator, and activist. She is on faculty in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. Her work is deeply rooted in social justice values, and as a Black woman, she is committed to the empowerment of marginalized communities, addressing racial trauma, raising awareness about mental health and reducing stigma within Black and other communities of Color, and using mindfulness-based practices to work towards healing.

Dr. Collins is originally from Oakland, CA, and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. She’s the Immediate Past-President of the New York Association of Black Psychologists. As a member of the Association of Black Psychologists, she co-developed culturally- grounded rapid response circles at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, and recent recipient of its Early Career Service Grant, and a recipient of a grant from its Action for Racial Justice and Equity Fund. With this funding, she is co-developing community-based interventions to address Black youths’ mental health concerns. She was also recently awarded a grant from the New York Office of Mental Health, with which she is co-developing a community-informed mental health anti-stigma toolkit and website for BIPOC communities in New York City.