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Cultural Awareness When Working With African-Americans

Training Description:

This is a three hour training that will review racism, oppression, and discrimination, with a particular emphasis on how these things affect the African-American community. This course unpacks the importance of not overlooking the cultural aspects of African-American clients, but the course rather encourages one to embrace the African-American culture and invite it into the therapeutic relationship and work.

The course schedule is as follows:

  • A review of African-American history (1.5 hours)
  • A lecture on effective ways to work with the African-American community (1.5 hours)

Breaks will be given but are not counted towards the CE time awarded. You MUST be part of the mental health field and licensed in the state of California to receive CE credits (see below for credential requirements).

The goal for this training is for participants to increase their cultural awareness and sensitivity when working with individuals who identify as being part of the African-American community.

The learning objectives for the training are as follows:

  • Participants will be able to identify 1 stereotype or judgment they hold against the African-American community, which will help them begin to challenge their implicit bias.
  • Participants will be able to make the correlation between 3 historically traumatic events in African-American history, and how these events are connected to symptoms of repetitive trauma in the African-American community.
  • Participants will learn 4 steps that they can incorporate into their work, which will assist them in effectively working with the African-American community.

This workshop is sponsered by Culture First Family Therapy and Training Services, Inc. Culture First: Family Therapy and Training Services, Inc. (Provider #1000052) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapist to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, and LEP’s. Culture First: Family Therapy and Training Services, Inc. (Provider #1000052) maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021

Time: 10:00am to 1:30pm (PST)


Online. Participation link will be sent 24 hours prior to the workshop.

This training will be recorded for reproduction purposes including future trainings, marketing, and promotions.

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Please read the refund policy below. By submitting a payment you're acknowledging that you have read and agree with the refund policy. Again, thanks for your interest, I look forward to providing you with a cultural awareness workshop that will hopefully increase your sensitivity and effectiveness when working with African-Americans.

Refund Policy:
If you cancel your registration (via email) for a training or workshop prior to 14 days of the event, you will receive a refund minus a $20 administrative fee. However, if you do not cancel your registration, within 14 days of the event; or do not show up for the event, you will not receive a refund.

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