Dr. Felicia Washington Sy earned her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Minnesota and her Doctorate from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. She the Executive Director at RECLAIM! and former faculty at the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine University (UST/SCU) School of Social Work in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Sy combines mindfulness-based social work practice and intercultural theory in her work training direct practitioners to work with diverse populations across the Twin Cities Metropolitan area. She is passionate about social justice and human rights which form the basis for her leadership at RECLAIM.
Helping professionals are often trained to consider the person-in-environment paradigm as a gateway for service delivery. This perspective of care delivery assists helping professionals in the provision of culturally responsive care. However, far too often, the pathologization and mistreatment of transgender and gender non-conforming people by helping professionals make members of the trans community reluctant […]