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Racial and Generational Trauma Recovery: Evidence-based Somatic Interventions for BIPOC Clients

Chinwé Williams, PhD
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Increased hate crimes. Fear and discrimination. Police brutality and traumatic media coverage. Higher rates of mental and physical health disorders.

Just because your clients aren’t talking about racial trauma, doesn’t mean they’re not dealing with it.

It is critical that your therapeutic space instills a sense of safety and calm and agency and empowerment for BIPOC clients.

Imagine your Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) clients leaving therapy…

…feeling like their traumatic experiences no longer drain or define them

…having gained a sense of ownership over their story

…using their trauma to help or inspire others into healthy action

Chinwé Williams, PhD, and Licensed and Board-Certified EMDR therapist has been supporting BIPOC clients with trauma recovery for over a decade. She serves the BIPOC community as a published researcher and author, consultant, educator, and a featured expert blog and media contributor. She specializes in somatically-focused approaches to teach clients how to regulate the nervous system and safely use the body for healing racial trauma.

In this live one-day webinar, Dr. Williams will go beyond cultural competency and “top-down approaches”, like CBT—because clients can’t think their way out of trauma.

You’ll learn…

  • somatic, body-based interventions to heal the nervous system and target trauma at the cellular level
  • new exercises to explore your identity and bias
  • the latest ways to support racial wellness and self-care

Don’t let therapy be another space where a BIPOC client doesn’t feel safe and heard.

Join this expert-led training to grow deeper in your connections with BIPOC clients and improve clinical outcomes.


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All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

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Chinwé Williams, PhD, and Licensed and Board-Certified EMDR therapist has been supporting BIPOC clients with trauma recovery for over a decade. She serves the BIPOC community as a published researcher, author, consultant, educator, and a featured expert blog and media contributor. She specializes in somatically focused approaches to teach clients how to regulate the nervous system and safely use the body for healing racial trauma. A former faculty member at Georgia State University, the University of Central Florida, and Rollins College, her expertise lies in areas of trauma recovery, stress/anxiety management, adolescent and women’s wellness, race-related traumatic stress, and equity centered trauma informed education. She is on the advisory board for Brightline – a behavioral health company that provides telemedicine to kids, teens, and families where she consults on how best to support BIPOC youth and families through programs, content and care team training. She is the owner of Meaningful Solutions Counseling & Consulting, a thriving private practice in Roswell, GA and the co-author of the best-selling book Seen: Healing Despair and Anxiety in Kids and Teens Through the Power of Connection.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Chinwé Williams is the co-owner of Southeastern Counselor Training Institute and has an employment relationship with Meaningful Solutions Counseling & Consulting. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Williams receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Chinwé Williams has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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  1. Differentiate 3 challenging components of race-based traumatic stress and how to address them.
  2. Utilize clinical strategies and evidence-based assessments to identify current and intergenerational trauma, related symptoms, and potential co-morbid conditions in BIPOC teens and adults.
  3. Analyze the role of microaggressions in the therapy room and how therapists perpetuate racism and support racist social structures without realizing it.
  4. Apply strategies for identifying their own blind spots and become more conscious and aware of their own implicit biases.
  5. Apply 3 polyvagal approaches to help clients create safety, enhance social engagement, and help BIPOC clients navigate their nervous system.
  6. Apply 3 specific somatic resources that can help BIPOC clients process race-based trauma.
  7. Utilize evidence-based models and strategies that empower BIPOC clients to attune to their nervous system, notice patterns of behavior, and uncover their own internal growth and resilience.


Why Cultural Competence is Not Enough
  • Learn what is missing in traditional diversity training
  • Types and causes of racial trauma
  • Psychological and physical toll of overt and subtle acts of racism
  • Common racial microaggressions committed by therapists
  • Tools to examine bias and assumptions
  • Repair ruptures and build connection
Identify, Assess and Respond to Racial Trauma
  • Signs and symptoms of racial trauma
  • Step-by-step racial trauma intake process
  • Respond strategies and examples to clients who disclose a racial trauma event
  • Two racial trauma assessments (including intergenerational trauma and work with BIPOC teens)
Regulate the Nervous System in Therapy
  • Apply Polyvagal theory to race-based trauma
  • Optimize safety for BIPOC clients
  • Skillful responses to triggers, shutdown and emotional reactivity
  • Tools to calm the nervous system before, during and after therapy
  • Somatic resources for cross-cultural therapeutic relationships
Somatic and Integrative Clinical Approaches
  • Resources to widen the window of tolerance of current and generational trauma
  • Response strategies for disclosure of overtly racist event
  • Grounding for BIPOC clients and direct or vicarious acts of racism
  • EMDR strategies for racial trauma
  • 5 self-care race-based trauma practices
  • Racial Wellness Tool-Kit
Implicit Bias & Self-awareness
  • Tools for identifying implicit bias
  • Expand self-awareness
  • Cross-cultural strategies for deeper relationships
  • Limitations and when to refer out
  • Future directions for the field

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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