Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma in Behavioral Health

Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma in Behavioral Health 

Behavioral health professionals are trained to provide competent, effective, compassionate services. However, most have not been adequately educated on the impacts of racial discrimination, systemic oppression, and historical trauma, nor their profound implications for clinical practice. Traditional models of psychology have not recognized racism as a source of chronic stress and trauma. This course will move beyond a discussion of diversity and cultural competence by exploring current research and best practices for identifying implicit bias, understanding cultural contexts, and effectively addressing racial trauma with clients.

This course assumes the learner has a basic knowledge of trauma, its characteristics, and diagnostic criteria for related disorders.



$15.00

Hours: 1.50
REL-BHC-0-UARTBH

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Massachusetts Association for Marriage & Family Therapy

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Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors

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Content Area: R1/Treatment

Course Details

Course Code: REL-BHC-0-UARTBH
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Define terms related to racism and racial trauma.
List at least 5 impacts of racial trauma.
Explain how implicit bias affects treatment and the clinician-client relationship.
Identify 2 tools used to screen clients for racial trauma.
Describe at least 3 approaches for addressing racial trauma with clients.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Understanding Racial Trauma

Overview

What Is Trauma?

Symptoms and Effects of Trauma

What is Racism?

Levels of Racism

Microaggressions

Meet Deandra

Racial Trauma

Racial Trauma, PTSD, and the DSM-5TM

Historical Trauma

The Importance of Context

Physical Impacts of Racial Trauma

Exposure to Racial Trauma in Media and Communities

Intersecting Identities

Review

Summary

Section 3: Identifying and Addressing Clinician Bias

Behavioral Health Professionals Are Unprepared

Implicit Bias

The Role of Self-Awareness

Power and Privilege

Meet Henry

Color “Blindness”

Cultural Humility

For Clinicians of Color

You Are Going to Make Mistakes

Take Action

Review

Summary

Section 4: Identifying and Addressing Racial Trauma

Identifying Racial Trauma

Considerations for Assessment

Racial Trauma Assessment Tools

Approaches for Addressing Racial Trauma

Culturally Responsive Services

Trauma-Informed Therapy

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Liberation Psychology

Additional Approaches

Provide Psychoeducation

Review

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW

Stephanie received a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2007. The majority of her experience has been providing behavioral health counseling and case management in private practice, acute, community, and medical settings. She served as part of the National Health Service Corps from 2016-2018, providing outpatient counseling to underserved populations including military service members and their families. Stephanie has designed and provided training on topics such as LGBTQIA+ sensitivity, youth suicide prevention, and how to provide in-community services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Disclosure: Stephanie L. Furness, MSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Benjamin Reese, Jr., Psy.D.

Dr. Reese is a clinical psychologist and the Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University and Duke University Health System.  He has responsibility for diversity/inclusion, affirmative action/equal opportunity, and harassment/discrimination prevention and complaint handling for faculty and staff on the undergraduate campus, graduate and professional schools, and a health system comprised of three hospitals and outpatient clinics.  He is adjunct faculty in the departments of Community & Family Medicine, and Psychology & Neuroscience.  

Dr. Reese has served as the Associate Director of the Fifth Avenue Center for Counseling & Psychotherapy in New York City, the founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Culture & Ethnicity at this Center, and the Ombudsperson for the Rockefeller Foundation.

His areas of specialization are implicit bias, race relations, diversity/inclusion training, and conflict resolution. He has more than 45 years' experience in the fields of race relations and diversity and is a highly sought after national speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant to higher education, not-for-profit organizations, and the corporate environment.

He has represented both the International Council of Psychologists and the World Federation for Mental Health (non-governmental organizations) at the United Nations. Dr. Reese is the immediate past president of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) and served on its founding board.  In addition, he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Liberal Education, and is a reviewer for the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. He is a member of the N.C. Advisory Board of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and is a Board Member of The Center For Documentary Studies.

In 2016, the North Carolina Business Journal awarded him their Lifetime Diversity Achievement Award in recognition of almost 50 years of leadership of issues of race relations and diversity.

Disclosure: Benjamin Reese, Jr., Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Marriage and Family Therapists; Intermediate level Professional Counselors; Intermediate level Psychologists; Intermediate level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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