A Toolkit for Therapists
Parts 1 & 2
Race remains a potent and polarizing issue in all domains of our society and unfortunately the world of therapy is no exception. Despite the omnipresence of race in our lives, progressive and meaningful conversations about it remain somewhere between difficult and impossible, often characterized by avoidance, discomfort, and awkwardness. Clinicians and other human services workers are often relied upon to navigate these difficult conversations, but many lack the requisite tools to do so. In this workshop, you’ll explore:
- Tips and tools for promoting sustainable conversations about race within and outside of therapy
- Relevant “Self of the Therapist” issues that may impede and/or facilitate meaningful conversations about race
- The four critical developmental stages for effective conversations involving race: preparation, encounter, engagement, and execution
Continued with workshop 305
Note: This workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in cultural competency.
Kenneth Hardy, PhD, is director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of marriage and family therapy at Drexel University.