Chester County

DHS - Phoenix Center - Cultural and Racial Awareness, Diversity - 8/2/24 (9AM-12PM) Online Registration

In-Person Training
Cultural and Racial Awareness, Diversity
Continuing Education Credits              No Cost               3 hrs
PA Psychologists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professional Counselors, NBCC Hours 
When:      Friday, 8/2/24                           Registration Deadline:   Friday, 7/26/24 at Noon
Time:       9:00am - 12:00pm                       
Location:  Chester County Government Services Center
               601 Westtown Road, Suite 351 E&W
               West Chester, PA  19380


Description: Course objectives include:         

  • Social location explanation and exercise for all attendees to help ground in understanding of the different ways how we show up in our work as clinicians, and administrative staff       
  • Power dynamic in the therapeutic work and non-clinical work
    • ​Client
    • Clinician/non-clinician
  • Intersectionality 
    • Definition (Crenshaw), individual understanding about race, culture, and diversity​​
    • Exercise to identify our own intersectionality's
  • Racial trauma and minority stress
    • Definition and overview of racial trauma, impact, how does it affect individuals and groups
    • Definition and overview of minority stress, impact and how it affects individuals and groups
  • Practicing understanding and learning through case studies of clients and clinicians
    • Case example through the clinician's lens: involuntary commitment
    • Case example through the client's and clinician's lens: language access
  • Vicarious trauma
    • Defining vicarious trauma 
    • Learning to understand the impact of vicarious trauma on the professional and on our work with our team, clients, and community members
    • Resources for professionals 


*Clinicians      *Case Workers      *Advocates      *Managers      *Administrators

**This course is designed to be interactive with required participation from registered attendees**

In order to receive continuing education credits at no cost to you for this course:

  • You must pre-register
  • You must be a Chester County Provider

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