Racial Trauma Education:
Strategies for Healing
Ethical Decision Making When Assessing and Treating Racial Trauma
Earn 6 Ethics CEs.
This is an approved program by the National Board of Certified Counselors
Date and Time:
Friday, August 25: 9am to 4:30pm
Two 15-minute breaks
One 45-minute lunch break
At the end of this CE training, participants will be able to:
1. Analyze and discuss trauma diagnostic criteria as it relates to the DMS-5-TR.
2. Utilize the Biopsychosocial Model framework to guide assessment steps and treatment of racial trauma.
3. Identify social justice factors that influence generational trauma and exacerbate racial trauma symptomology.
4. Identify client centered strategies to develop a racial trauma treatment plan.
5. Formulate cultural competencies in the assessment and treatment of racial trauma.
6. Apply 3 practical ways to discuss racial identity with clients.
7. Describe how to conduct a repair when a relational rupture has occurred.
8. Explain specific ways to set up therapeutic relationship contracts when processing racial traumas.
9. Analyze one’s style of approaching cultural and racial issues for treatment planning.
10. Utilize ethical decision making steps when directly addressing overtly racist comments, racial stereotypes and microaggressions with clients.
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Racial Trauma and the DSM-TR (Dr. Lillian Gibson, Presenter)
-Discuss diagnostic criteria for PTSD per the DSM-5, and consideration to diagnose trauma secondary to a race-based stressor(s). Direct trauma and vicarious trauma will be presented with respect to case conceptualization while noting social justice issues. -Identify helpful trauma assessment measures to use at the outset of treatment along with assessments that may be utilized at any point during counseling services. -Explore trauma in relation to the body with the use of a biopsychosocial framework while also considering the Diathesis-Stress Model when assessing trauma.
15 minute break
10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Ethics, Assessment and Treatment (Dr. Lillian Gibson, Presenter)
-Variables that influence racial trauma assessment and treatment will be presented: worldviews, social justice issues, culture, identity, language, and generational trauma. -Culturally sensitive treatment implications for clinicians will be outlined to cautiously guide ethical decision making when developing racial trauma treatment plans. -The pros and cons of evidenced based psychotherapies will be discussed. Treatment overviews will include the following: Psychoeducation, Mindfulness, Prolonged Exposure, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia, and Imagery Rehearsal Therapy for Nightmares.
12:15pm to 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Ethical Standards & Race Socialization (Dr. Daphne Fatter, Presenter)
-Identify ethical standards that dictate the need for introspection of one’s own race socialization. -Race Socialization and qualities of white supremacy culture. -Identify one’s own social location through an experiential exercise. - Dr. Ken Hardy’s The Privilege and Subjugated Task (PAST) Model and applying it in the real world. - Ways internalized whiteness and racialized dynamics can show up in clinical settings including microaggressions.
15 minute break
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM Ethical Decision-Making & Multicultural Competency in Session (Dr. Daphne Fatter, Presenter)
- Identify ethical standards that dictate the need for introspection of one’s own race socialization. - Race Socialization and qualities of white supremacy culture. - Identify one’s own social location through an experiential exercise. - Dr. Ken Hardy’s The Privilege and Subjugated Task (PAST) Model and applying it in the real world. - Ways internalized whiteness and racialized dynamics can show up in clinical settings including microaggressions.