Racialized Self/ Racialized Other: The realities of race in the therapeutic environment 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.
Tuesdays, Apr. 19, 26, May 3, 10, 2022 at 6 p.m. / 6 Credits / $150 / Introductory / Location: Virtual via Zoom / Audience: Mental Health Professionals
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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.