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NEW – Ethical Perspectives on Dismantling Racism: What Therapists Need to Know

April 26, 2017 Breakfast 8:30am-8:45am  Training 8:45am-12pm $109.00, 3 Ethics and Diversity CEUs Presenters:
Cathy Roberts, LCPC
Gilbert Bliss, LCSW-C
Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 1726 Reisterstown Road Baltimore, MD 21208 United States + Google Map

What is the therapist’s role and responsibility in recognizing and dissolving racism? What inner work is required to know, own, and confront personal bias? We all have blind spots. How do yours get in your way when working with clients different from you? In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will examine the mechanism that maintains racism in the U.S. by reviewing our racialized history, exploring personal and structural privilege and bias, and locating where we each are in identity development using racial identity models. Through this exploration, therapists can practice more ethically by increasing their awareness of unconscious bias that contributes to systemic racial dominance and oppression.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify four ethical principles relevant to understanding your racial identity and biases.
    • Principle of beneficence and nonmaleficence (Do no harm.)
    • Principle of fidelity, responsibility, and integrity.
    • Principle of Justice.
    • Respect for people’s rights and dignity.
  • List four significant historical periods of racial discrimination in the U.S. and connect the impact of those eras to contemporary racial issues.
  • Define white privilege and evaluate its impact on both people of color and white people in the US.
  • Locate personal level of racial identity development using the applicable racial identity model.
"I absolutely loved it - good tools to use in the office and an honoring of what we know." – Maryann C.