Do You Feel Me? Ethical Approaches for Creating Connections with African American Clients

10/15/2021 - 10/15/2021
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Live Webinar, Sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association; Cost: $45.00; 3.0 CE clock hours in ethics, Live Webinar

This online workshop, sponsored by the Broadmoor Improvement Association, and presented by Maya Galathe, LPC, will focus on ethical approaches to working with African American clients.  Counselors can often overlook important facets of what makes a client who they are, namely race and culture.  In the African American client, this often leads to feeling unseen or invisible (Butler & Shillingford-Butler, 2014).  Numerous articles in the counseling field discuss how practitioners feel inadequately prepared to work with African American clients; this presentation will provide counselors of all backgrounds with ethically-informed skills to better engage with African American populations and leave with real-life theories and practices to incorporate into their own work. The event Zoom link will be distributed 48 hours before the event begins.  

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • ?be able to recognize key challenges faced by African American clients that prevent them from engaging in therapeutic relationships and
  • ?gain an understanding of the terms “Critical Race Theory” and “Racial Battle Fatigue”, and recognize how these impact African American clients
  • ?explore implicit counselor biases that may impact the therapeutic dynamic
  • ?review ethical codes and learn how to implement practical tools when counseling African American clients
  • Agenda:

    9:00 - 9:15 - Welcome and overview

    9:15 - 10:00 - Defining Critical Race Theory, Racial Trauma, and Racial Battle Fatigue

    10:00 - 10:30 - Reviewing ethical codes for mental health providers

    10:30 - 10:40 - BREAK

    10:40 - 11:10 - Activity: Exploring your own identity and intersections of privilege

    11:10 - 11:40 - Incorporating ethics, self-reflection, and learning into best practices

    11:40 - 12:05 - Activity: Ethical case study

    12:05 - 12:15 - Final Questions/ Closing  remarks  

This program is approved for 3.0 CE clock hours in Ethics; no NBCC credit i available for this program.

For more information:  Bethanie Mangigian,LCSW        Wellness Director     504-233-2296

The event can be registered for through the link below:

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