“Dr. Gibson is very knowledgeable and experienced on this topic. She also has a very pleasant, engaging method of teaching. Excellent session!”-Jeffrey T., Social Worker, New York
During a time of unprecedented crisis in the face of a global pandemic, many individuals across the globe are unfortunately impacted
by another stressor detrimental to their health: racial trauma.
Those who experience racial trauma have feelings of distress that
lead them to seek counseling for symptom relief. Psychotherapists
are charged with creating safe spaces to help clients heal from such
dreadful life occurrences through the use of therapy services.
The current webinar led by Dr. Lillian Gibson will provide mental
health professionals with a practical framework to assess and treat
racial trauma. The importance of recognizing both the likenesses and
dissimilarities of clients’ and clinicians’ worldviews within the context of treatment will be explained. Participants will learn how to
apply culturally-specific approaches when exploring trauma experiences and implement client-centered interventions.
The on-line training will use a case vignette to guide the presentation and uncover mistakes that can be made when cultural considerations are not utilized.
Participants will leave the webinar with a clear understanding of
racial trauma, an awareness of racial trauma assessment options,
the biopsychosocial impacts of trauma, symptom tracking measures,
clinical pitfalls to avoid, steps to strengthen a therapeutic alliance,
and a list of treatments that may be useful to decrease the effects
of racial trauma (when appropriately applied).