Engaging Race in the Counseling Relationship
About This Course
This introductory course will give you an overview of the most current understandings of race and racism and the significance of these terms for therapists and counselors. Topics include the definitions of race and racism, the significance of race today, various types of racism, and the role of privilege and marginalization in racial identity formation. In addition, the course delves into the concepts of intersectionality and culturally responsive counseling as core frameworks for working with culturally diverse clients. You will learn more about each of these concepts and how they assist you in working with issues related to race and racism. Each section provides an opportunity for self-exploration and intentional exercises to help you consider how to apply these concepts to your practice. In particular, you will consider common difficulties that arise when addressing race, including cultural ruptures and tools for managing these issues.
- Students must complete the entire course for continuing education credit. This one hour course is approved for 1 CEU/CE.
- Marriage and Family Therapists
- Social Workers
- Clinical Counselors
- Educational Psychologists
Module 1: How Exactly Does Race Work?
Definitions of Race
Intersectionality and the Cultural Self
Module 2: Race and Psychotherapy
Race and the Clinical Relationship
Race and Psychotherapy Questions
Learning More About Ourselves
Module 3: Understanding Racism
Varied Experiences of Racism
Module 4: Culturally Responsive Counseling
Module 5: Engaging Race in your Practice
Race and Communication in the Therapy Context
Culturally Responsive Vignettes
Module 6: Considering the Challenges
How Comfortable are you Talking About Race?
Race Talk — Next Steps
Module 7: Effectively Engaging Race
Mindful Approaches to Race in Psychotherapy
Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, LPCC
Culture Ally Founder and Executive Director
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