Parts 1 & 2
The disturbing undercurrent of white supremacists emboldened by recent national events show us that stereotypes and tensions about race still pervade much of American society. But even though we may want to broach the issue of race openly, honestly, and respectfully, too often, we feel constrained to tiptoe around the subject, unsure of the right tone to strike. In this workshop, we’ll discuss ways to speak about race with colleagues and clients, without anger or defensiveness. You’ll explore:
- The four critical developmental stages for effective conversations involving race: preparation, encounter, engagement, and execution
- The distinctive Tasks of the Privileged as well as the Tasks of the Subjugated in resolving race-related issues within relationships, communities, and institutions
- The range of situations in which racism emerges as a therapeutic issue
- How to address race-related issues in the consulting room
Continued with workshop 503
Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in cultural competency.
Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC, is an integrative psychotherapist practicing at The Center for Contextual Change. She’s the creator of the Integrative Trauma Recovery Group (ITR) a group therapy process designed specifically for adults with developmental and complex PTSD.