This presentation will explore the dynamics of racial identity for African Americans and white Americans, and will dissect how racial trauma has impacted that formation. Such subjects as discrimination and implicit bias will be discussed to uncover how racial trauma has and continues to impact these racial groups. Suggestions on how to utilize this information for personal development and professional advocacy will also be provided.
a). Discuss the dynamics within racial identity for African Americans and white Americans.
b). Describe how racism has impacted the racial identity of African Americans and white Americans.
c). Name at least two ways racial trauma continues to plague African Americans and white Americans in the present.
d). Explore and describe one’s personal racial identity, and state how racism may have impacted that process.
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): Lea Vincent, MA, PLPC, NCC
Material Author(s): Lea Vincent, MA, PLPC, NCC
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