Continuing Education Hours for Mental Health Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists

Continuing Education

Long Island University Brooklyn's School of Education is providing Continuing Education Hours to Mental Health Counselors (MHC-0105) and Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT-0056)

Mental Health Counseling Workshops

RACE MATTERS: THE THERAPIST-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

April 9, 2018 4:30PM-6:30PM ($50) 

This workshop will provide participants with 2 continuing education hours toward New York State mental health counseling licensure renewal.

MHC-0105

Workshop Description

The lasting myth of white superiority and black inferiority (racial hierarchy from lightest to darkest) that originated in slavery has passed easily from one generation of Americans to another through racism, affecting clients and therapists alike. The myth of white superiority and black inferiority can cause internal strife within families and silence in the therapy room. Clients of color may be reticent to talk about race for fear of having to defend, educate, have it fall on deaf ears and/or offend. Therapists may fail to bring up race because they have been taught to believe in objectivity and neutrality, ignoring their own racial socialization. Therapists are vulnerable to the same racial stereotypes as everyone else and the therapy room is no different from any other. Racial attitudes, assumptions, and biases, whether conscious or unconscious, may become unspoken barriers between therapists and clients. This presentation explores the impact of the myth of white superiority and black inferiority on the therapist-client relationship. You’ll learn how to: 

  • Apply the myth of white superiority and black inferiority as a relational frame to enhance therapeutic effectiveness. 
  • Employ strategies to understand the therapist’s and client’s racial mindsets.
  • Navigate cross-racial therapeutic relationships.

Refreshments will be provided

REGISTER HERE

Or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-matters-the-therapist-client-relationship-tickets-42713522295

 

Marriage and Family Therapy Workshops

RACE MATTERS: THE THERAPIST-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

April 9, 2018 4:30PM-6:30PM ($50)

This workshop will provide participants with 2 continuing education hours toward New York State marriage and family therapy licensure renewal.

MFT 0056

Workshop Description

The lasting myth of white superiority and black inferiority (racial hierarchy from lightest to darkest) that originated in slavery has passed easily from one generation of Americans to another through racism, affecting clients and therapists alike. The myth of white superiority and black inferiority can cause internal strife within families and silence in the therapy room. Clients of color may be reticent to talk about race for fear of having to defend, educate, have it fall on deaf ears and/or offend. Therapists may fail to bring up race because they have been taught to believe in objectivity and neutrality, ignoring their own racial socialization. Therapists are vulnerable to the same racial stereotypes as everyone else and the therapy room is no different from any other. Racial attitudes, assumptions, and biases, whether conscious or unconscious, may become unspoken barriers between therapists and clients. This presentation explores the impact of the myth of white superiority and black inferiority on the therapist-client relationship. You’ll learn how to: 

  • Apply the myth of white superiority and black inferiority as a relational frame to enhance therapeutic effectiveness. 
  • Employ strategies to understand the therapist’s and client’s racial mindsets.
  • Navigate cross-racial therapeutic relationships.

Refreshments will be provided

REGISTER HERE

Or

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/race-matters-the-therapist-client-relationship-tickets-42713522295



CONTACT

School of Education
LLC 2nd Floor
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean

516-299-2210 Albert.Inserra@liu.edu