What does it mean to be an anti-racist mental health agency and clinician? This training will define the ways in which racism, and specifically anti-Blackness, functions within mental health systems. Additionally, this training will outline the unique needs of Black survivors of sexual trauma and discuss implementing healing strategies that utilize liberation and resistance.
Content Areas and Approximate Hours (6 CE’s total)
I. White fragility and white privilege (1.0)
II. Manifestations of white fragility and white privilege in mental health (1.0)
III. Microaggressions, definitions, types and examples (1.0)
IV. Race-based traumatic stress and Historical trauma; compare and contrast RBTS/HS and PTSD (1.5)
V. Resistance and Healing: Liberation Psychology/Liberation Theory and African centered approaches to clinical work (1.5)
a). Demonstrate an understanding of white fragility and white privilege.
b). Develop insight into own white fragility and identify ways in which they’ve benefited from white privilege.
c). Identify and interrupt microaggressions and microaggressive behavior.
d). Understand the clinical and theoretical basis of race-based traumatic stress and historical trauma.
e). Develop a foundation for clinical application of Liberation Psychology and resistance frameworks as a means of treating survivors of sexual trauma.
The target audience for this event includes addictions specialists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed counselors, MFT’s, and other clinical mental health professionals.
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor(s): Taryn Hodison, MA, LPC
Material Author(s): Taryn Hodison, MA, LPC
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