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KCTI Spring Conference 2024

May 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

$275.00 – $325.00


Date:             May 16 (7 CEU’s) & June 18 (7 CEU’s), 2024

Time:            9:00am- 5pm

Locations:   Amherst H. Wilder Auditorium – 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, MN

Title: Going deeper to grow stronger: Exploring the Racial and Cultural impact on Identity


Kente Circles is in its 20th season of serving the community. Many of you have been on this journey with us by attending trainings, workshops, conferences, supervision and therapy.  In all of these relationships, we continue to notice that many of you have a desire to go deeper.


This two day gathering aims to delve deeper into our individual narratives, fostering a richer understanding of our racial and cultural identities. Our intention is to create a discourse that will support participant’s journey to liberate ourselves from historical narratives that may have shaped our unhealthy perceptions of ourselves and our relationships with others. It is our hope to use our container that has been developed in community with past conference attendees to offer a safe space to help participants foster a deeper connection with their own identity.


Our presenters will offer a space for personal growth and collective healing. We anticipate that participants will be personally challenged and validated as we: Engage in experiential exercises designed to prompt reflection and dialogue, Explore the integration of mind and body, acknowledging the profound impact on our understanding of self, and Incorporate mindfulness techniques to enhance self-awareness and promote a sense of inner peace.



  • Explore what going deeper looks like for each of us
  • Identify parts of your identity that desires to be liberated
  • Develop understanding of what your walls of protections are and how to break free
  • Evaluate how we relinquish our power to race and racist practices


Training Prerequisite: Participants will have attended a past KCTI training. This workshop is designed to expand on learning that occurred in previous KCTI trainings and workshops


Presenters Bios


Dr. Reid


Dr. Reid, is the owner of Relationships, llc, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Minnesota, and a previous adjunct faculty member at North Central University and previous faculty at Argosy University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program.

Dr. Reid graduated from East Carolina University with his Masters, and his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Reid practices from an experiential, structural and solution focused approach. Dr. Reid believes feminism and cultural responsibility are roots to change, respectful service and relationships.



Michelle Libi


Michelle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience. She is currently in private practice where she provides individual, couples and family therapy, consultation and supervision. She has served as a faculty member in several of the Graduate programs for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor through the Mindfulness Training Institute and has an extensive background in the practice of mindfulness and meditation. Michelle has a phenomenal reputation as a therapist, professor, facilitator and trainer and will provide an enriching experience.


Michelle received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St. Thomas and is a LMFT practicing in the Twin Cities. In addition to her therapy practice, Michelle has been facilitating and presenting on cultural awareness and diversity for over 25 years. For the past 10 years, she has incorporated teaching mindfulness and wellbeing in her work with clients, communities and institutions.



May 16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$275.00 – $325.00


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Amherst H. Wilder Auditorium
451 Lexington Parkway North
Saint Paul, MN 55104 United States
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