Not only have African Americans been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to rampant socioeconomic disparities, but other brutal reminders of systemic racism continue to erupt across the country. Daily microtraumas and a feeling of not being physically safe or valued in our society lead to a state of stress, anger, hypervigilance, mistrust, shame, and fear. This workshop explores how neuroceptions and Polyvagal pathways shape the adaptive reactions of African Americas to race-based stress and trauma—and what clinicians can do to address them and the related emotional burdens we all carry. Discover how to:
Candice Richardson Dickens, MAC, LCPC, LCADC, CCTP, has been in clinical practice and addiction counseling for more than 26 years. She’s the owner of CRA Counseling and Consulting Agency.