BIPOC clients (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) want to feel understood, in a way where they feel that their therapist “gets it”. Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS) is categorized as the mental and emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias, discrimination, racism, or hate crimes experienced by Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.
This trauma can affect numerous areas of a person’s life, including their ability to build relationships, develop trust, and feel safe. And a clinician’s understanding of this phenomenon can promote deeper rapport in the therapeutic relationship and create an alliance to start the process towards healing.
Clinicians will leave this training with more cultural competence, concrete scaling & assessment tools, and confidence to face these conversations head on while feeling equipped in working with this population.
In summary, this training will highlight Race-Based Traumatic Stress seen through the lens of people of color. And clinicians will learn specific ways to address this issue in session with clients from the BIPOC population. They will also be provided with assessment tools they can use to promote awareness for themselves, and the client related to the trauma. So, your clients will feel more understood and connected to build a healthier therapeutic relationship.
- Identify Racial-Based trauma and who it affects.
- Discuss various challenges experienced by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) clients.
- Explain the therapeutic process through assessment techniques and resources.
- Develop a racially informed recovery plan for use with clients
Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, & LMFT
Beginner to Intermediate
2 CE Hour Credits Approved By:
NAADAC, ASWB, & NBCC
State Board Approval
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 1
- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level Intermediate
- Students 21
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self