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#racialtraumaisreal: Assessment and Treatment of the Psychological Consequences of Racism Across the Lifespan (March 26) is a Course

#racialtraumaisreal: Assessment and Treatment of the Psychological Consequences of Racism Across the Lifespan (March 26)

Started Mar 26, 2021

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Full course description

Friday, March 26, 2021 | 2-5pm (EST)-- Fully Online Workshop

Eligible for 3 CEs for LMHCs, Psychologists, and Social Workers.


Experiences of racism and racial discrimination have been found to significantly predict racial stress and trauma (e.g., Carter et al., 2013). Despite both the prevalence of racial discrimination (e.g., between 50 and 75% of Black, Hispanic, and Asians reporting experiences of racial discrimination; Lee et al., 2019) and its consistent association with racial stress and trauma, most mental health providers and supports lack the necessary training to assess and treat racial trauma in therapeutic settings (Hemmings & Evans, 2018). As such, this program uses recent and relevant research to facilitate mental health clinicians’ understanding of racial trauma and its sequelae, across the lifespan. The virtual presentation will provide an overview of the history of racial trauma and its proposed recommendations for treatment. Conceptualization of racial trauma as a form of psychological injury arising from experiences of racism and racial discrimination yet, distinct from the traditional trauma framework will be highlighted. Finally, participants will learn recommended practices for assessment of racial trauma in the clinical setting. Considerations and strategies for effective treatment of racial stress and trauma will be presented.

Attendees will be able to: 

  1. Define racial trauma in the context of mental health assessment and treatment.
  2. Identify the mental and physical health symptoms correlated with significant experiences of racial discrimination and its mental health consequences.
  3. Apply an understanding of the conceptual models of racial socialization and racial identity development to the assessment and treatment planning of racial trauma.
  4. Integrate clinical tools for assessing the mental health impact of racism, racial discrimination, and racial trauma in therapeutic contexts.

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on Friday, March 26, 2021.  This workshop is presenter-led and is a fully online experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 2:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST). 

CE Sponsorship: 

Application for CEs is being submitted for LMHC, APA, and LI/LCSW. We will update this section as soon as we hear back from the credentialing bodies.

Participants must attend the workshop in full and complete the post event survey to be eligible to receive CEs.

This lecture does not offer CEs for other clinicians not listed above. 

Fees & Policies:

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes March 25th at 5pm. Refunds will be granted only up until registration closes at 5pm on March 25th. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

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Maryam Jernigan-Noesi
Dr. Maryam Jernigan-Noesi

Dr. Jernigan-Noesi brings almost two decades of experience as a health professional. As a clinical-researcher, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi’s contributions to the field of behavioral health have earned recognition from numerous organizations including the Ford Foundation and the American Psychological Association. She is Director of the Intersections Research Lab.