Self-Care and Radical Healing among BIPOC Therapists on the Front Lines

Using Contextual Behavioral Science to Navigate Multiple Pandemics

12
CE Hours available ( How do I get my CE? )
Robyn Gobin, PhD Psychologist, educator, researcher, mindfulness trainer

About This Course

This course is designed to address topics frequently encountered within the BIPOC clinician community.

To make this course as accessible as possible, we are offering course registration prices on a sliding scale. Please select the registration price that is right for you. If for any reason you cannot afford the cost of this training, please know that we will be offering as many scholarships as we feasibly can. To apply for a scholarship, simply email your inquiry to online@praxiscet.com, and our team will help you through the application process.

If you will not be attending but would like to support this training, you can donate to the course by selecting a donation option to the right. All donations go directly to the panel of expert trainers.


In the midst of COVID-19 and renewed attention to the racial injustice and inequality that has long plagued Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) in the United States, BIPOC therapists are noticing increased demands for their services and expertise.

They are being called upon to help clients process uncertainty, loss, and racial trauma.

Simultaneously, they are being invited to facilitate anti-racist trainings and workshops. This leaves BIPOC therapists few emotional resources and limited capacity to navigate their own responses to COVID-19 and ongoing racism.

This 6-week training features a series of national experts from the BIPOC community who will provide participants with practical tools to take care of themselves as they confront the multiple stressors they face in their work with BIPOC and White clients.

Participants will practice engaging in self-compassion and value-directed committed action while effectively navigating issues of racism — specifically microaggressions, implicit bias, white guilt, and white supremacy — in therapy. You’ll also learn how to tailor mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies to facilitate self-care and radical healing among BIPOC clients.

In addition, there will be ample time for participants to share their experiences and cultivate a community of support with other therapists.

This course aims to cultivate growth at both personal and professional levels, with an emphasis on discovering how BIPOC therapists can better support themselves as they work towards dismantling racism and providing valuable services to their clients and communities.

This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and The Institute for Better Health.

Schedule

Session 1 | May 10, 2021, 3 PM—5 PM EDT
Coping in the moment consistent with your values and self-care. (Robyn Gobin)
Session 2 | May 17, 2021, 3 PM—5 PM EDT
Dealing with microaggressions in session (Natalie Watson-Singleton with Robyn Gobin)
Session 3 | May 24, 2021, 3 PM—5 PM EDT
Talking about racism and navigating white guilt in session (Thema Bryant-Davis with Robyn Gobin)
Session 4 | June 7, 2021, 3 PM—5 PM EDT
Centering Blackness in mindfulness practice and interventions (Angela Rose Black with Robyn Gobin)
Session 5 | June 14, 2021, 3 PM—5 PM EDT
Healing the healers: When black trauma workers are traumatized (Jennifer Payne with Robyn Gobin)
Session 6 | June 21, 2021, 3 PM—5 PM EDT
Radical healing: How Do We Heal in the Current Climate? (Helen Neville with Robyn Gobin)

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:
  1. Identify ways to practice self-compassion, mindfulness, identify core values, and committed action to respond effectively to issues of racism in therapy.
  2. Employ self-care in the service of personal health and overall wellness.
  3. Discuss how to effectively adapt acceptance-based treatments for BIPOC clients.
  4. Engage in radical healing activities in your personal and professional life.
  5. Identify ways to navigating race, racism, and white guilt in real-play experiential exercises.
  6. Increase your ability to deliver mindfulness in a manner that centers the culture and lived experiences of BIPOC clients.

Continuing Education

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 12 CE Hours by the following:

  • NBCC – National Counselors
  • NAADAC – Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • WESPSB – Educators
  • ACCME – Physicians
  • ANCC – Nurses
  • APA - Psychologist: Institute for Better Health, Inc is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Institute for Better Health, Inc maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
  • NY State: Social Worker, Counselor, & Psychologists

Please review complete CE and conflict-of-interest disclosure information prior to registering. This course is jointly sponsored by Praxis CET and Institute for Better Health (IBH) and is approved for 12 CE Hours by the following listed below. There was no commercial support for this activity. All the planners/presenters have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Praxis CET maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:
Drug and Alcohol Counselors: Indicated courses have been approved by Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 12 CE hours. NAADAC Provider #165310, Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc, is responsible for all aspects of its programming.

National Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6759. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NY Social Workers: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0467

NY Counselors: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0198.

NY Psychologists: Praxis Continuing Education and Training, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0002.

Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for the program with the CE approvals outlined below:
Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Institute for Better Health and Praxis Continuing Education and Training. The Institute for Better Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Institute for Better Health designates live internet activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: Institute for Better Health is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. Institute for Better Health maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Nurses: Institute for Better Health, Inc is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Institute for Better Health is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, BRN (Provider CEP#2672).

Educators: Institute for Better Health has been approved by the Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board (WESPSB), a member of NASDTEC, as a Clock Hour Provider for Educators. Learners may claim one Clock Hour for each activity hour attended. Please contact your individual state boards for information regarding reciprocity and any additional requirements.

Prerequisites

None

Audience

Open to any level of mental health professionals.

Recommended Reading

None.

References

Gobin, R.L (2019). The Self Care Prescription: Powerful Solutions to Manage Stress, Reduce Anxiety & Increase Wellbeing. Emeryville, CA: Althea Press.

Mosley, D. V, Hargons, C. N., Meiller, C., Angyal, B., Wheeler, P., Davis, C., & Stevens-Watkins, D. (2020). Critical consciousness of anti-Black racism: A practical model to prevent and resist racial trauma. Journal of Counseling Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000430

Chioneso, N. A., Hunter, C. D., Gobin, R. L., McNeil Smith, S., Mendenhall, R., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling: A Framework to Address Racial Trauma in Africana Communities. Journal of Black Psychology, 46(2-3), 95-121. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798420929468

French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., & Neville, H. A. (2020). Toward a Psychological Framework of Radical Healing in Communities of Color. Counseling Psychologist, 48(1), 14-46. https://doi.org/10.1177/0011000019843506

Watson-Singleton, N. N., Black, A. R., & Spivey, B. N. (2019). Recommendations for a culturally-responsive mindfulness-based intervention for African Americans. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 34, 132–138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.11.013

Bryant-Davis, T., & Moore-Lobban, S. J. Black minds matter: Applying liberation psychology to Black Americans. (2020).

Chioneso, Nkechinyelum A., Carla D. Hunter, Robyn L. Gobin, Sharde McNeil Smith, Ruby Mendenhall, and Helen A. Neville. Community Healing and Resistance Through Storytelling: A Framework to Address Racial Trauma in Africana Communities. Journal of Black Psychology 46, no. 2-3 (2020): 95-121.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

We understand, sometimes things come up!

Praxis will offer a full refund to registrants of both live and live-online trainings who cancel their registration up to 14 days before the course or workshop start date, minus an administrative processing fee of $30 for a 2-day workshop or online course, and a $50 fee for a 4-day workshop. If cancelled within 14 days, no refund will be issued, however, a credit for the same amount will be applied toward another learning product, which expires within 1 year. Please email us at events@praxiscet.zendesk.com to cancel a registration.