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Tips and Tactics for Talking About Race: A Toolkit for Clinicians

  • Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM


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Presenter: Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D.

Continuing Education: 3 CREDITS - This is a live, interactive workshop - although it will be recorded, the recording will not be available for distribution after the event.  

Workshop Description:

Race remains a potent and polarizing issue in all domains of our society. Racial strife, misunderstanding, and even polarization in some cases are increasingly common occurrences in many organizational settings and practices.

Despite the omnipresence of race in our lives, progressive and meaningful conversations about race remain somewhere between difficult and impossible. Our efforts to talk about race openly and effectively are often characterized by avoidance, discomfort, and awkwardness. Those in leadership positions are often relied upon to navigate many of these difficult conversations and often without the requisite tools to do so. 

This workshop will provide clinicians with tips and tools for promoting sustainable conversations about race with colleagues, co-workers, and clients. The identification of relevant personal race-related issues that may impede and/or facilitate effective and meaningful conversations will be explored.

Below is a clip from the Psychotherapy Networker where Dr. Hardy spoke about Making Talking About Race Your Work.

Workshop Objectives:

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies for conducting effective and sustainable conversations about race.
  2. Demonstrate strategies for de-escalating high intense, high conflict race-related interactions and conversations.
  3. Effectively explore and identify relevant personal race-related issues that can impede and/or facilitate the delivery of culturally sensitive therapeutic services.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, NY.

He is the author of:

  • Culturally Sensitive Supervision: Diverse Perspectives and Practical Applications
  • Promoting Culturally Sensitive Supervision: A Manual for Practitioners
  • Revisioning Family Therapy: Race, Class, and Gender
  • Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Strategies for Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence.

In addition to his consultation work, Dr. Hardy is a frequent conference speaker and has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Dateline NBC, PBS, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
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