Good intentions are not enough to heal generational wounds incurred by racial trauma and decades of systematic racism.
It requires refined knowledge and skills that many clinicians were never taught.
That’s why we’re bringing you a brand-new approach to treatment!
Polyvagal theory for complex racial trauma offers a profound method for developing connection with clients to resolve trauma. Targeting the vagus nerve, polyvagal response deactivation interventions soothe the nervous systems of both you and the client. Through this interactive co-regulating process you will transform your clients’ minds, bodies, and your practice.
Get ready for an incredibly impactful one-day training with Candice Dickens, LPC. With 30 years of experience as a clinician, she specializes in trauma-based care and the intersection of race, ethnicity and other cultural factors. Candice shares with you a moving experience of learning to lead clients through processing their own complex trauma related to race, childhood experiences, and more - while also deepening your understanding of your own nervous system reactions in session.
In this online training you’ll learn how to receive the client as they are, enriching your dyadic attunement. The unique application of polyvagal response to racial trauma encourages:
Don’t wait, learn how to help clients resolve complex racial trauma symptoms today in this one-of-a-kind training!
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 6.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.
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|Manual - Deactivating the Polyvagal Response to Racial Trauma (12.8 MB)||63 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Candace R. Dickens is a PESI Faculty Member and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland as well as the District of Columbia. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Saybrook University. She is a strong advocator for creating culturally sensitive counter spaces that promote racial/ethnic healing, identity formation and group resiliency. Her proudest accomplishments as an advocator for racial healing are found in her creating the BIPOC Provider Directory Color of Trauma and Healing, and founding Kujichagulia, a BIPOC therapeutic counseling group for African American female students attending Bowling Green State University. She is a popular speaker and has been featured at major conferences such as NAADAC National Conference, the Maryland Tuerk Conference, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors of Maryland Conference, Black Mental Health Alliance Conference, the Psychotherapy Networker, and Boston University School of Social Work.
Financial: Candice Richardson Dickens has employment relationships with CRA Counseling & Consulting Agency and Life Care Bridge. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Candice Richardson Dickens an executive board member for The Night of Peace Shelter. She is a member of the Maryland Association of Imago Therapists and the American Counseling Association.
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