UPCOMING Virtual Zoom Presentation: Tips and Tactics for Talking About Race: A Toolkit for Clinicians
Our efforts to talk about racism with our clients, colleagues and co-workers are often characterized by avoidance, discomfort, and awkwardness. Dr. Kenneth Hardy, clinician, educator and noted author, says therapists have a duty to address race, no matter how uncomfortable it might be to do so. He advocates for therapists to become allies in “brave space” conversations, to learn how to listen deeply and have the tools to ask questions and talk openly about race within a therapeutic setting to help clients to overcome all aspects of trauma.
This 3-hour/3 CEU workshop will provide clinicians with language and knowledge to allow for more effective, open-hearted, sustainable conversations about race. Dr. Hardy is a clinician, educator, and author who helps therapists bridge the racial gulf that can divide us inside and outside the therapeutic setting.
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How has systemic racism impacted your clinical practice? How do you measure up as an anti-racist clinician? How often do you consider the effect of systemic racism on the issues bringing your clients to therapy? Racism is but one important force that has shaped all of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Thus, in order to cultivate emotional intimacy with our clients, we must, as clinicians, first be willing to engage with the insidious nature of racism and sit with a great deal of discomfort. We must be willing to enter a brave space within ourselves before we can foster one with our clients.
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