Digital Seminar

Being the Change: Embracing Antiracism in the Therapy Room

Monnica T Williams, PhD
1 Hour 15 Minutes
Dec 03, 2020
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Race-based stress and trauma have always existed in our practices, but do we know how to identify it and truly address it? Whether or not you’ve felt the traumatic wounds of racism or experienced race-based stressors firsthand, this recording will help you learn how to embrace an antiracism stance in your practice that will help clients find safety and healing in your work together. 

Dr. Williams is a renowned researcher on race-based trauma and mental health disparities, along with researching psychedelic-assisted therapies for people of colour. In this special and inspiring recording, she’ll go in-depth on how the effects of racism show up in your office, and effective ways you can be the change starting with one client at a time. 



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Dr. Monnica T. Williams, PhD, is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist who was named one of the top 25 thought leaders in PTSD by PTSD Journal. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, Huffington Post, CNN, and the New York Times.

Dr. Williams has published over 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles focused on trauma and other anxiety-related disorders and cultural differences. She is an associate editor of the Behavior Therapist and New Ideas in Psychology, and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

A past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Williams is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities. She is also Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Monnica Williams has employment relationships with the University of Ottawa. the University of Massachusetts, and Behavioral Wellness Clinic, LLC. She receives compensation as a consultant and royalties as a published author. Dr. Williams receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Monnica Williams serves on the board of directors for the Source Research Foundation. She is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (adjunct to the Board of Directors of Céu do Montréal Church), the American Psychedelic Practitioners Association, the Canadian Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, the Association for Psychological Science, the Canadian Psychological Association and others. For a complete list, please contact

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  1. Assess the clinical implications of racial experiences leading to trauma symptomology. 
  2. Evaluate how historical, cultural, and individual trauma may or may not fit into a DSM-5 framework. 
  3. Employ interventions that address traumatic experiences with racism in trauma treatment sessions.


  • What can well-intentioned people do about racism? 
  • Recognizing racial trauma 
  • Validating experiences of oppression 
  • How to become more comfortable talking about issues related to race

Target Audience

  • Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals

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