“We could learn a lot from crayons; some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, while others are bright, some have weird names, but they all have learned to live together in the same box.”
Statement of Purpose
Racially inclusive therapeutic interventions are beneficial for all clients, regardless of presenting problems, and licensed mental health therapists will benefit from the tools to assist with this development. This continuing education course will explore racial identity development theories, Cultural Trauma, multicultural and social justice counseling competencies to reduce client resistance, premature termination, and promote outcome measures for advocacy.
- Learn the importance of naming individual social identities and how they influence the interactions of mental health professionals;
- Learn how cultural trauma, oppression, and privilege are attached to different social identities;
- Recognize that social identities intersect and therefore affect each other and outcomes within the therapeutic forum;
- Recognize the need to prepare mental health professionals who acknowledge different voices and experiences;
- Understand the differences and similarities of identities and their impact on therapeutic approaches.