Racialized Self/ Racialized Other: The realities of race in the therapeutic environment (2 parts) Speaker: Carol Robinson, M.Ed ,NCC
This course will support participants in developing an increased capacity to discuss and work with the impact of racialized identity on life and the therapeutic process. Clinicians will have an opportunity to deepen their understandings of how we can engage in ways that have a positive impact for clients as they confront these concerns. We will examine the concept through both theoretical writings (from Freud’s work on Groups and Identity to modern-day Critical Race Theory) and in-class group work. Discussions will include viewing these topics from the perspective of both the client and that of the mental health professional.
Part One: Tuesdays, Jan. 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 2022 at 6 p.m. / Part two: Tuesdays, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. / 6 Credits per part / $150 for one part or $300 for both / Introductory / Location: Virtual via Zoom / Audience: Mental Health Professionals
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Objectives Part 1: Discuss the concept of “Anti-blackness” as a basis for racialized “Othering” in the United States. · Describe the psychological impacts of Anti-blackness as expressed through manifestations such as systemic racism. · Assess presence and impacts of racial essentialism in client world view · Identify personal perspectives towards non-black/non- white clients · Recognize the ways personal perspectives toward “Others” can impact the therapeutic relationship · Summarize the history of working with the concept of race in talk therapy · Identify current structural challenges to work across racial identities · Critique current and foundational understandings of racial identity development · Discuss the implications of challenges in racial development on psychological development · Recognize manifestations of implicit bias in personal communication · Practice discussing race in public · Demonstrate basic skills in negotiating conversations regarding race, Anti-blackness, and the impact of these and related topics on client and clinician mental health
Objectives Part 2: Demonstrate clinical ability to identify and respond to client challenges pertaining to racialized identity. · Utilize therapeutic strategies for identifying and supporting white clients working through issues related to Implicit Bias, Aversive Racism, and/or Anti-blackness. · Summarize psychodynamic strategies for conceptualizing and addressing racially focused issues with clients. · Explain Implicit Bias, Aversive Racism, and related concepts impacting the therapist’s understanding of personal readiness to “do the work” with clients of color. · Demonstrate an ability to speak publicly about race, including a personal relationship to racialized identification. · Develop personal strategies to increase diversity in clientele. · Apply Racial Identity Development concepts to clinical observations. · Describe “norms” as related to implicit bias. · Discuss case examples of the impact of systemic issues on individual client mental health · Identify instances of implicit bias in clinician understandings · Practice engagement in conversations regarding Anti-blackness and white identity · Demonstrate the ability to negotiate and contribute to conversations regarding race, Anti-blackness, and the impact of these and related topics on client and clinician mental health.