Cultural Considerations for Racially Diverse Clients
JULY 16, 2021 | 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
Deadline for registration is July 15
This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for chemical dependency professionals in prevention in domain CC and chemical dependency professionals in domain C9.
Level of Course | 200 Intermediate
The work of racial justice requires intentional actions to manifest a world where racial equity lives. In such a world, people will be supported with the external realities to support their attainment of “self-actualization” – their highest levels of personal wholeness, lived meaning, and interpersonal effectiveness. To create this evolved reality requires, as law professor and internationally recognized author Rhonda V. Magee proposes, the “Inner Work of Racial Justice.” This training, utilizing a framework of mindfulness and other contemplative practices, will explore the collective results of living in a country where white supremacy continues to live embolden and embodied within the very systems and structures of this nation. Whether we are racialized white people or people of color, the embodied impact is real, not just without us, but also deep within…. This training will afford an opportunity to pause and reflect on the embodiment of racialized trauma and white supremacy, with a focus on the path moving forward, starting with individual healing which will support the collective healing. This training will also provide some practical guidance on how we can support, as micro level clinicians and workers on the phone lines, racial justice with our callers by highlighting some of the opportunities where we can intervene within a racial justice framework to assist in the alleviation and transformation of the physical, environmental, economic, political and legal contexts of current oppression in caller’s lives. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.
- Examine national professional standards and guidelines for cultural competence.
- Understand the psychological constructs of racism, discrimination, implicit bias, white privilege, and fragility and how these constructs may affect clinical work.
- Identify strategies for managing biases within the therapy dyad.
- Develop skills for discussing issues related to race within the counseling dyad.
- 9:00am – Examine national professional standards and guidelines for cultural competence.
- 9:45am – Understand the psychological constructs of racism, discrimination, implicit bias, white privilege, and fragility and how these constructs may affect clinical work.
- 10:30am – Identify strategies for managing biases within the therapy dyad.
- 11:15am – Develop skills for discussing issues related to race within the counseling dyad.
- 12:00pm – Q&A
- 12:15pm – Close
Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.
Presented by Josephine Ridley, PhD
Co-Editor, British Journal of Guidance & Counseling
Dr. Josephine Ridley is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her Ph.D. and M.A. from West Virginia University. She is currently Assistant Chief of Psychology at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Dept. of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Within the VA, she managed a partial hospitalization program for individuals with serious mental illness for more than 20 years. Dr. Ridley is Co-Chair of the VA’s Institutional Review Board and conducts research in the areas of depression and suicide. She has published book chapters and studies in peer reviewed journals in the areas of depression, anxiety and suicide. Dr. Ridley is Co-Editor for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. She is a Master Trainer for the Zero Suicide Institute’s Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk Workshop and has conducted trainings all over the country.
Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.
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