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: 

Don’t let racial trauma go unidentified or risk clients failing to fully recover because you don’t have the clinical guidance you need!  

Program Information


  1. Assess the clinical implications of racial experiences leading to trauma symptomology.
  2. Evaluate how historical, cultural, and individual trauma may or may not fit into a DSM-5 framework.
  3. Employ interventions that address traumatic experiences with racism in trauma treatment sessions.


Racial Trauma Assessment:

Clinical Techniques:
Practical Interventions for Addressing Racial Trauma in Treatment
Growth as a Therapist:
Become More Comfortable Working with Issues Related to Race

Copyright : 08/27/2020

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.

Program Information


  1. Argue how social class and race can impact clinical assessment and treatment of mental health issues.
  2. Conclude how the values and biases of clinicians can influence treatment and therapeutic outcomes.
  3. Appraise how mental health clinicians can better understand clients within their social and cultural environments to avoid misunderstanding that can harm the therapeutic alliance.
  4. Demonstrate how clinicians can more comfortably and capably discuss issues surrounding race and economic issues that clients can be reluctant to talk about.
  5. Determine how clinicians can help clients overcome cultural shame for improved engagement in mental health treatment.
  6. 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 Clinical Strategies: That Meet Clients Where They Are: Proven Approaches for Greater Empathy and Effectiveness Be a Change Agent: How to Advocate for Your Clients Individually, Communally, and Globally Case Scenarios

Copyright : 10/18/2019

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.

Program Information


  1. Determine the stress signs and symptoms of trauma.
  2. Evaluate the basics of the HIPP theory (historical, inter-generational, persistent institutional, personal) of racialized trauma.
  3. Assess the basics of at least one resourcing technique.
  4. Investigate the many dimensions associated with how the body carries racialized trauma.


Racialized Trauma

How the body carries racialized trauma

Resilience and community in healing

Copyright : 10/15/2020

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:

Program Information


  1. 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.
  2. Assess specific risks and exposures immigrants face before and after entering the U.S. and how they can impact mental health.
  3. Develop culturally sensitive treatment plans for working with immigrant populations that account for differences in languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, and other factors.
  4. Apply concrete and feasible strategies for assisting immigrant clients with advocacy, health and other direct service needs.
  5. Utilize culturally sensitive coping skills exercises and psychoeducation to reduce fear and anxiety.
  6. 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 Appraising Unique Challenges of Foreign Nationals Trauma-Informed Interventions for Foreign Nationals Practical Tools for Advocacy, Basic Needs and Direct Services Culturally Sensitive Treatment Plans Trauma-Informed Interventions for Children Interventions for the Family Unit

Research, Treatment Risks and Limitations

Copyright : 05/18/2021

Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Top Ethical Challenges

Program Information


  1. Determine how the ACA Code of Ethics applies to boundary setting in private practice/clinical practice.
  2. Analyze ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding boundary setting with respect to utilizing technology with clients in clinical practice.
  3. Articulate the financial burdens clinicians experience that could cause ethical dilemmas in clinical practice.
  4. Utilize ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality, and obtain informed consent when utilizing telemental health services.
  5. Determine how counselor impairment influences the therapeutic relationship and identify ethical strategies to minimize the potential impact on the client.
  6. Formulate clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship with a client in a clinical setting.




Copyright : 02/26/2020