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Digital Seminar

Tips and Tactics for Talking about Race: A Toolkit for Therapists


Faculty:
Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD
Duration:
1 Hour 57 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 20, 2021
Product Code:
NOS096132
Media Type:
Digital Seminar
Access:
Never expires.


Description

Racial injustice remains an important issue in all aspects of our society, and the world of therapy is no exception. But despite the omnipresence of race in our lives, healing and meaningful conversations about it remain too often somewhere between difficult and impossible, characterized by avoidance, discomfort, and awkwardness. Clinicians and other human services workers are relied upon to navigate these difficult conversations, but many lack the requisite tools to do so. In this recording, 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

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Faculty

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Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., is director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of marriage and family therapy at Drexel University.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kenneth Hardy is the president of the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice, and director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. He is a professor at Drexel University. Dr. Hardy is an author and received royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Kenneth Hardy has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
 


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Apply the four critical developmental stages for effective conversations involving race: preparation, encounter, engagement, and execution.
  2. Explore relevant “Self of the Therapist” issues that may impede and/or facilitate meaningful conversations about race.
  3. Discuss the range of situations in which racism emerges as a therapeutic issue.
  4. Explain how to address race-related issues in the consulting room.

Outline

  • Five steps to repairing damaged relationships 
  • Understanding race in therapeutic situations 
  • How to respond to overt racism 
    • The cost of not responding as a therapist 
    • When to actively confront 
  • Precursors to conversations about race 
    • Defining our “race” 
    • Identifying our prisms  
  • Ethnicity versus race 
  • Three options for engaging in the topic or racism 
    • Problems resulting from the term “racism” 
  • Strategies for talking about race 
    • Six critical factors 

Target Audience

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

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