After a myriad of injustices in BIPOC communities many mental health clinicians are tasked with patching the covert wounds that arise from direct and indirect race based incidents. The webinar led by Dr. Gibson will focus on day-to-day factors that contribute to emotional distress resulting in trauma (many spanning across several generations). Mental health professionals will gain an opportunity to look at minority experiences from a cultural perspective that allows him/her/them to properly assess and treat racial trauma and minority stress from a biopsychosocial perspective. A case vignette is used to illustrate best practices to develop effective racial trauma interventions. Attendees also gain a greater understanding of generational trauma factors, vicarious trauma, microaggression classifications, and identity models that impact trauma experiences. The webinar is designed to educate, and empower professionals in their efforts to eradicate cultural incompetencies. Healing from racial trauma is possible when clinicians are armed with the proper tools to understand trauma experiences.
Objectives: 1. Describe racial trauma diagnostic criteria 2. Use the Biospsychocial Model framework to guide assessment steps and treatment of racial trauma 3. Identify factors that influence generational trauma and exacerbate racial trauma symptomology 4. Identify client-centered strategies to develop a racial trauma treatment plan 5. Report cultural competencies in the assessment and treatment of racial trauma
About Dr. Gibson: Dr. Lillian Gibson, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist often referred to as a “mood make-over” expert. She is a highly recommended speaker, consultant, and mental health clinician. Dr. Gibson takes pride in combining her vocational rehabilitation counseling, and clinical psychology expertise to cultivate culture affirming care for clients and protocols for agencies. Her professional footprints include places such as Johns Hopkins, and international research in South Africa. She is an HBCU graduate, and passionate about highlighting mental health wellness when diversity, equity, and inclusion are considered.
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