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The Impact of Racism on African American Couples: Implications for Couple Therapy
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
Category: CE Events: Couples

This workshop addresses the impact of racism and racial oppression on African American couples. Clinicians must understand why the most important aspect of working effectively with this community requires a broad examination of their own racial, ethnic, and other contextual identities and the relative positioning of those identities regarding power, privilege and subjugation in relation to others before entering the therapy space. The presenter will encourage participants to begin that work through a series of dynamic exercises. At the conclusion of this program the participants will be able to 1) Describe why doing self-of-the therapist examination before entering the therapy space is essential for working effectively with African American couples, 2) Identify how racial trauma and other negative racial experiences may impact their clinical work with African American couples, and 3) Provide examples of how they would engage in conversation about race with African American couples.

Hosted by the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England (PCFINE) online for 2.5 CEs. For more info, visit www.pcfine.org.