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Clinical Practice Enrichment Live Webinar: Friday, October 29, 2021

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Live Webinar: Friday, October 29, 2021, 1-4 p.m. When the Past is Prologue. Workshop Presenter: April Harvin, LCSW.

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When the Past is Prologue: Clinical Treatment Approaches to Racial, Cultural and Historical Trauma

Friday, October 29, 2021 , 1-4 p.m. Workshop Presenter: April Harvin, LCSW

Location: Online

Webinar will be held via Zoom videoconferencing platform. For instructions on how to access the webinar, see the Directions page on the Clinical Practice Enrichment Series Web site.

Program Description

Trauma-informed approaches to mental health services aim to take into account the specific prior traumatic experiences of the patient, such as rape, war, exposure to violence or disaster. Yet even trauma-informed approaches often fail to include the broader background and context of previous and ongoing racial, cultural and historical trauma. Individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), whose lived experience is de facto influenced by racial, cultural and historical trauma, present a unique set of clinical challenges in the consulting room, regardless of the racial identifications of the clinician. For instance, when the patient identifies as BIPOC, clinicians must be alert to the deep and pervasive impact of internalized racial oppression while also monitoring for and addressing any of the therapist’s own internalized biases. Approaching this dyadic scenario from an anti-racist position is the goal of this workshop.

During the workshop, we will explore the concepts of race, racism, racial trauma, and internalized racial oppression, with a goal of deepening awareness of one’s own internal biases. We will discuss the clinical implications, in terms of clinical presentation, symptom features, course of treatment, therapist self-awareness and attunement, and therapeutic alliance. We will identify specific treatment interventions and approaches appropriate for use with both BIPOC and other-identified patients who have experienced racial, cultural and historical trauma.

This workshop is the first in a two-part series on anti-racist approaches to clinical treatment. The second will be held on Friday March 4, 2022, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Define racial, cultural, and historical trauma, internalized racial oppression, internalized bias, anti-racist approaches;
  2. Describe and assess for at least 2 symptoms of racial, cultural and historical trauma in BIPOC patients;
  3. Identify and evaluate at least 2 aspects of anti-racist approaches to treatment intervention.


For references, please see the program description on our website on the Live Webinars page.

Registration Fees:

  • All clinicians: $90, includes certificate for 3 CE credits.

  • Students: $25 

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

REFUND POLICY: Requests for registration fee refunds must be received in writing (email or postmark) no later than midnight on the Friday before the webinar, i.e., before Friday, October 22, 2021. No refunds will be provided thereafter. A processing fee of $10 per workshop will be deducted from your refund.


The Clinical Practice Enrichment Series October 2021 Workshop is sponsored by Dr. Ellen Wright. Dr. Wright is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS. Dr. Wright maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Certificates of completion for continuing education credits will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. This program meets requirements for 3 CE credits for psychologists, social workers and clinical social workers.


This program does not receive any funding or commercial support for or from its content or instructor. There are no known relationships that could reasonably be construed as a conflict of interest.


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CPES has been providing continuing education training programs for mental health practitioners since 1998. CPES offers CE programs in Philadelphia, the greater Delaware Valley, New York, and the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Ellen Wright is the director of CPES and Dr. Kristin Kopple is the Associate Director.

For more information, please visit the Clinical Enrichment Series Web site.

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