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27.Episode 002 Afrocentric Social Worker Podcast-Introduction

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Manicka is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience providing individualized, family and group based mental and behavioral health services with children, adolescents and adults. With a specialization in School Social Work her expertise is working with children and adolescents ages 5-16 impacted by trauma.  Her focus is working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, ADHD and PTSD. She also works with teen and adults ages 17 - 35 experiencing racial stress, anxiety, depression, grief, loss and suicidal thoughts. Manicka believes that these disorders are external manifestations of chronic and prolonged internal stress and emotional dysregulation. She uses approaches to therapy that involve understanding the body-mind connection, the impact of childhood attachment and healing the entire family by restoring healthy interactions. She is trained in CBT, Functional Family Therapy and Play Therapy techniques. She served as an adjunct professor at Sinclair Community College's Department of Social Work and at Central State University. She facilitates CEU trainings for social service professionals and is a frequent speaker on issues related to mental health and trauma within the community.