Full Course Description
Racial Trauma: Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Trauma Rooted in Racism
The trauma of racism is real, and it leaves many clients with the classic symptoms of PTSD.
Join racial trauma expert Dr. Monnica Williams and change the way you work with racism and race-based experiences in therapy as she gives you the tools you need to help clients name, express, and heal from racial trauma!!
Whether you’ve never felt the traumatic wounds of racism, or have experienced racial trauma firsthand, this program will empower you to validate your clients’ pain and offer real clinical solutions.
This fiercely honest 3-hour training will provide you with:
- Direction on how you can be more comfortable talking about issues related to racism in therapy
- Guidance for clinicians of color who’ve experienced feelings of oppression and discrimination
- Interview protocols to identify deep seated wounds from daily assaults on dignity
- DSM-5 framework guidance for race-based stress and trauma
- Skills and interventions to properly address racial trauma in a clinical setting
Don’t let racial trauma go unidentified or risk clients failing to fully recover because you don’t have the clinical guidance you need!
- Assess the clinical implications of racial experiences leading to trauma symptomology.
- Evaluate how historical, cultural, and individual trauma may or may not fit into a DSM-5 framework.
- Employ interventions that address traumatic experiences with racism in trauma treatment sessions.
Racial Trauma Assessment:
- Start the Conversation and Uncover the Trauma of Racism
- How to start the conversation
- Race-related traumas and DSM-5 criteria
- Validated measures for racial trauma
- Assessing related cultural constructs
- Clinical Interview Assessment tool
- UConn Racial/Ethnic Stress & Trauma Survey
Practical Interventions for Addressing Racial Trauma in Treatment
Growth as a Therapist:
- Culturally-informed case conceptualizations
- How to validate experiences of oppression
- Identify your clients’ strengths and supports
- Strategies to build ethnic and racial pride
- Adapting validated PTSD treatments
- 5 techniques to help clients of color cope with stress
- Group treatment for race-based trauma
- Research and limitations
Become More Comfortable Working with Issues Related to Race
- Personal growth questions answered
- What can well-intentioned people do about racism
- How to become more comfortable talking about issues related to race
- Guidance for clinicians of color
- Homework exercises
Social Justice, Ethics and Multicultural Issues for Mental Health Professionals: Clinical Strategies for Inclusivity, Empowerment and Improved Treatment Outcomes
Effective treatment focuses on the whole person. The thoughts, behaviors and sufferings of your clients are intimately connected to the social and cultural context in which they live.
Without seeing your clients in their entirety, you could fail to recognize the unique challenges, stressors, barriers and burdens that can lie at the heart of their mental health issues.
But even therapists can feel uncomfortable with conversations surrounding racial, cultural, sexual, economic and religious issues. And cultural stigmas and distrust born from societal power dynamics can cause some clients to hold back in therapy or leave treatment early.
This inspiring recording will open your eyes to the struggles of disenfranchised or marginalized populations, and give you practical and innovative techniques so you can comfortably and successfully work with them in treatment.
You’ll be able to more capably assess clients, avoid cultural misunderstandings that can harm the therapeutic alliance, and gain the trust you need to achieve truly transformative results.
It’s time to be the change you wish to see.
- Argue how social class and race can impact clinical assessment and treatment of mental health issues.
- Conclude how the values and biases of clinicians can influence treatment and therapeutic outcomes.
- Appraise how mental health clinicians can better understand clients within their social and cultural environments to avoid misunderstanding that can harm the therapeutic alliance.
- Demonstrate how clinicians can more comfortably and capably discuss issues surrounding race and economic issues that clients can be reluctant to talk about.
- Determine how clinicians can help clients overcome cultural shame for improved engagement in mental health treatment.
- Devise two ways clinicians can reduce barriers to mental health treatment that face minority groups and disenfranchised people.
How Client Identity and Systemic Dynamics Impact Assessment and Treatment
Ethics and the Equal Treatment of Clients
- Social class, race, ethnicity, poverty and religion
- Gender identity and sexuality
- Myths, oppression, stereotypes and microaggressions
- Power dynamics of counseling that can threaten minority groups
- How clinician’s values and biases influence therapeutic outcomes
- Culturally competent assessment techniques
- Research implications and limitations
Clinical Strategies: That Meet Clients Where They Are: Proven Approaches for Greater Empathy and Effectiveness
- Obligations to challenge social injustice
- Respecting the inherent dignity and worth of the person
- Valuing the importance of human relationships
Be a Change Agent: How to Advocate for Your Clients Individually, Communally, and Globally
- How to understand clients within their social and cultural environments
- Strategies to recognize your:
- Inherent biases
- Histories and generational influences
- Self-assessment – identify personal values that can influence therapeutic outcomes
- Techniques to work with inter-generational and historical trauma
- Crisis intervention strategies
- Should clinicians hold a neutral position?
- Strategies to reduce barriers to accessing mental health treatment
- Overcome cultural shame surrounding mental health issues
- Tips for working with racial stress and trauma
- Connect clients to resources, agencies and funding
- Intervention at the system level
- 32 year-old Latino female with PTSD
- 46 year-old woman originally from Pakistan with depression
- 38 year-old Native American male with suicidal ideation and substance abuse issues
- 30 year-old Latino male with HIV referred for case management services
- 18 year-old Asian American female with eating disorders
How the Body Carries Racialized Trauma: A Therapeutic Pathway to Resilience & Healing
WE CAN’T HELP OURSELVES EVEN BEGIN TO HEAL RACIALIZED TRAUMA IF WE DON’T ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IT EVEN EXISTS. Our society needs to break down systems and institutions that perpetuate the concept of white body supremacy and recognize how the myth of race and historical trauma is deeply ingrained into our culture.
Through a somatic-body approach that negotiates the common historical and perpetual myths that Black bodies, Native bodies, and other bodies of color are inherently deviant and that the white body is the standard of humanness, Resmaa helps build an understanding of racialized trauma so that we can move from our racialized lens to a cultural lens – and move further to a resourced energy lens of healing. Learn how to recognize trauma in the body, how to build a cultural container to heal, and how to begin practicing resourced resilience. These tools can help us recognize body trauma born out of racism and white body supremacy in our own body and our communities and to start to heal.
- Determine the stress signs and symptoms of trauma.
- Evaluate the basics of the HIPP theory (historical, inter-generational, persistent institutional, personal) of racialized trauma.
- Assess the basics of at least one resourcing technique.
- Investigate the many dimensions associated with how the body carries racialized trauma.
- Myth of race
- Historical trauma
- White body supremacy
- HIPP theory (historical, inter-generational, persistent institutional, personal)
How the body carries racialized trauma
- Recognizing trauma in the body
Resilience and community in healing
- Building a container
- Repetition, Consistency, Practice
- Strategies for healing
Trauma-Informed Responses to Racial Injustice: Interventions for Immigrant, Diverse or Vulnerable Populations
Do these racially-charged times leave you and your clients asking: Am I safe? Do I belong? Is your heightened sensitivity toward the racially-charged social and political climate holding you back from robustly treating your clients struggling with racial injustice?
Gain the confidence, cultural competency and trauma interventions to empower your most vulnerable clients! Watch Dr. Charissa D. Pizarro a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of clinical experience working with diverse clinical populations on trauma and adjustment disorders in addition to extensive research and policy experience on immigration.
You will gain immeasurable insight from Dr. Pizarro on how to address diverse populations AND practical, step-by-step recommendations and resources in providing tactical solutions for your clients facing deportation, violence, family separation, or meeting their basic needs. Upon completing of this seminar, you will enhance your toolbox with:
- Cultural Humility exercises to better connect with existing and potential clients
- Culturally Sensitive Treatment plans that address racism and discrimination within the family, at work or school, in the community and elsewhere
- Tactical tools to help your clients access advocacy, basic needs, direct service needs such as food, shelter and healthcare.
- Resilience interventions for diverse children and adult populations
- Conduct a self-appraisal of cultural competence and cultural humility to raise self-awareness about your own values, biases and privileges and how they can affect your clinical work.
- Assess specific risks and exposures immigrants face before and after entering the U.S. and how they can impact mental health.
- Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans for working with immigrant populations that account for differences in languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other factors.
- Apply concrete and feasible strategies for assisting immigrant clients with advocacy, health and other direct service needs.
- Utilize culturally sensitive coping skills exercises and psychoeducation to reduce fear and anxiety.
- Apply trauma-informed practices from play therapy and sandtray therapy to assist immigrant children and families in telling their story.
Keys to Cultural Humility
The “Journey Story” for Foreign Nationals & Immigrants
- What is cultural humility – and how to make it work for you
- Cultural competency vs. cultural humility
- The necessity for cultural humility and cultural attunement
- Exercises for developing cultural humility
Appraising Unique Challenges of Foreign Nationals
- Discern between varying diverse immigrant experiences.
- Risk assessment of foreign nationals and immigrants
- How to tell your story when it’s illegal, violent or misunderstood
- Tactical tools for addressing client trauma: “Telling My Story”
Trauma-Informed Interventions for Foreign Nationals
- Understanding why some clients live in constant fear
- Deportation concerns and resources to address client needs
- Assessing needs related to family separations
Practical Tools for Advocacy, Basic Needs and Direct Services
- Processing experiences of rape, war, violence of the past
- Living with the fear of deportation and violence
- Rewriting the client narrative
- Psychoeducation & Coping skills exercises
Culturally Sensitive Treatment Plans
- Assess why immigrants are vulnerable to increased risk for negative outcomes
- “Essential Worker” challenges
- Providing psychoeducation on medical and health needs
- How to help access advocacy & basic needs information
- Understanding food insecurity, shelter, health and other direct service needs
Trauma-Informed Interventions for Children
- Assessment tools for immigrant PTSD
- Appraising racism and discrimination in relationships, family, work and community
- Creating clinician-client collaboration content
- Adopting language & acculturation methods
- Resilience, social support & specific coping mechanisms
Interventions for the Family Unit
- Play Therapy for retelling their story/narrative
- Differences in Play Therapy for vulnerable populations
- Sandtray Therapy for racism, discrimination, genograms
- Tools for building immediate & lifelong resilience
- Activities, Family Skills’ building
- How to honor past experiences and rebuild the Family Narrative
Research, Treatment Risks and Limitations Copyright :
Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Top Ethical Challenges
- Determine how the ACA Code of Ethics applies to boundary setting in private practice/clinical practice.
- Analyze ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding boundary setting with respect to utilizing technology with clients in clinical practice.
- Articulate the financial burdens clinicians experience that could cause ethical dilemmas in clinical practice.
- Utilize ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality, and obtain informed consent when utilizing telemental health services.
- Determine how counselor impairment influences the therapeutic relationship and identify ethical strategies to minimize the potential impact on the client.
- Formulate clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship with a client in a clinical setting.
SETTING THE STAGE FOR BEST PRACTICES
TOP BOUNDARY CHALLENGES AND ETHICAL TRAPS
- Having a Code of Ethics to Follow
- Boundary Contexts and Why They Matter
- Setting up a Peer Group to Seek Counsel for Ethical Dilemmas
- The “Always Do No Harm to Your Clients” Rule
TECHNOLOGY AND BOUNDARIES
- Self-Disclosure – A Slippery Slope
- Giving & Receiving Gifts
- Physical Contact & Proximity in Session
- Language Usage in Session
- Contact Outside of Sessions
- Minors & Parents
- Handling Clients Who Lack Boundary Skills
PRIVATE PRACTICE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS & GRAY AREAS
- Social Media – How to Avoid Ethical Issues
- Email, Texting, & Phone Call Boundary Challenges
- Telehealth and the Impact on Boundaries
DUAL RELATIONSHIPS (FRIENDS, FAMILY, STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, BUSINESS, ACQUAINTANCE)
- Impact of Isolation on Boundaries
- Why Private Practice Heightens All Boundary Concerns
- Policies & Procedures that Can Reduce Ethical Boundary Issues
FINANCIAL & BUSINESS – NAVIGATING BOUNDARY ISSUES
- Developing a Strategy for Dual Relationships
- Evaluate Your Ability to Handle the Dual Relationship at Hand
- Creating a Proper Treatment Plan that Assists with Boundary Concerns
- Top Mistakes Clinicians Make Regarding Dual Relationships
- Self-Referral Policies & Procedures
- Collection Process for Nonpayment of fees
- Fee Establishing & Transparency Guidelines
- Sliding Scales & Bartering
- Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns