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Ethical Considerations:
Addressing & Preventing Microaggressions in Therapy (Recorded)

Microaggressions are defined as indirect, subtle, or unintentional acts of discrimination against members of minoritized and marginalized groups. The impact of microaggressions can be more detrimental, in some cases, than more overt forms of racism and discrimination we are all familiar with. 

Unfortunately, these more subtle microaggressions are an extremely common experience amongst minority individuals today; therefore, to practice ethically, it is essential that mental health clinicians obtain the knowledge, skills and ability to both help clients navigate such experiences and prevent further harm by avoiding inadvertent microaggressions in therapy practice.

“The American Psychological Association (2003) stresses the importance of being aware of oneself as a racial and cultural being, as well as being aware of the cultural worldviews of one’s clients” (Williams, Shamp & Harris, 2017).”  Unfortunately, those in the helping profession often engage in the reinforcement of stereotypes, discrimination and perpetration of microaggressions which tend to run contrary to these professional recommendations (Sue et al., 2007).

In this engaging and interactive live webinar, participants will take a deep dive into defining and exploring examples of microaggressions and the impact of microaggressions on individual well-being.  

Through the use of video clips, discussion and reflective activities, participants will be encouraged to explore their own cultural worldview, engage in the practice of cultural humility, and learn strategies to mitigate the perpetration of microaggressions, toward assisting clients in healing from the daily experience of microaggressions.

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Ethical Considerations:
Addressing & Preventing Microaggressions in Therapy (Recorded)

Previously Recorded
$59.99 Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW

Microaggressions are defined as indirect, subtle, or unintentional acts of discrimination against members of minoritized and marginalized groups. The impact of microaggressions can be more detrimental, in some cases, than more overt forms of racism and discrimination we are all familiar with. 

Unfortunately, these more subtle microaggressions are an extremely common experience amongst minority individuals today; therefore, to practice ethically, it is essential that mental health clinicians obtain the knowledge, skills and ability to both help clients navigate such experiences and prevent further harm by avoiding inadvertent microaggressions in therapy practice.

“The American Psychological Association (2003) stresses the importance of being aware of oneself as a racial and cultural being, as well as being aware of the cultural worldviews of one’s clients” (Williams, Shamp & Harris, 2017).”  Unfortunately, those in the helping profession often engage in the reinforcement of stereotypes, discrimination and perpetration of microaggressions which tend to run contrary to these professional recommendations (Sue et al., 2007).

In this engaging and interactive live webinar, participants will take a deep dive into defining and exploring examples of microaggressions and the impact of microaggressions on individual well-being.  

Through the use of video clips, discussion and reflective activities, participants will be encouraged to explore their own cultural worldview, engage in the practice of cultural humility, and learn strategies to mitigate the perpetration of microaggressions, toward assisting clients in healing from the daily experience of microaggressions.

About the Presenter

Crystal is an educator, an advocate, a survivor and a self-proclaimed thriver! For the past 25 years she has been driven by her personal experiences of trauma to elevate and amplify the voices of individuals and communities in order to promote healing and opportunities to move from surviving to thriving. Her work experiences include advocacy within the child welfare system, oversight of child and youth programs, crisis hotline response, delivery of community based mental health services and implementing trauma informed strategies and programs for school districts. She has been called upon to provide training, coaching and consultation across the nation in the subject areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing, Child Trauma & Maltreatment and Racial Trauma. Crystal serves as an adjunct at Florida State University and Southwestern College where she teaches courses on Trauma Informed Social Work and Multicultural Counseling, respectively.

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

Ethical Considerations:
Addressing & Preventing Microaggressions in Therapy (Recorded)

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW

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Course Length: 3 Hours

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define and describe the connection between implicit bias, stereotyping, and microaggressions.
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least two examples of how microaggressions show up in the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Participants will be able to evaluate and explain the impact microaggressions may have on the receiver of such attacks.
  4. Participants will be able to apply strategies to practice cultural humility and mitigate harm in the therapeutic relationship.
  5. Participants will be able to implement strategies to work effectively and ethically with clients who have experienced microaggressions.
  6. Participants will be able to determine at least two considerations from your professions ethics code that apply to preventing and addressing microaggressions in therapy.

This workshop Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

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Microaggressions are defined as indirect, subtle, or unintentional acts of discrimination against members of minoritized and marginalized groups. The impact of microaggressions can be more detrimental, in some cases, than more overt forms of racism and discrimination we are all familiar with. 

Unfortunately, these more subtle microaggressions are an extremely common experience amongst minority individuals today; therefore, to practice ethically, it is essential that mental health clinicians obtain the knowledge, skills and ability to both help clients navigate such experiences and prevent further harm by avoiding inadvertent microaggressions in therapy practice.

“The American Psychological Association (2003) stresses the importance of being aware of oneself as a racial and cultural being, as well as being aware of the cultural worldviews of one’s clients” (Williams, Shamp & Harris, 2017).”  Unfortunately, those in the helping profession often engage in the reinforcement of stereotypes, discrimination and perpetration of microaggressions which tend to run contrary to these professional recommendations (Sue et al., 2007).

In this engaging and interactive live webinar, participants will take a deep dive into defining and exploring examples of microaggressions and the impact of microaggressions on individual well-being.  

Through the use of video clips, discussion and reflective activities, participants will be encouraged to explore their own cultural worldview, engage in the practice of cultural humility, and learn strategies to mitigate the perpetration of microaggressions, toward assisting clients in healing from the daily experience of microaggressions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to define and describe the connection between implicit bias, stereotyping, and microaggressions.
  2. Participants will be able to identify at least two examples of how microaggressions show up in the therapeutic relationship.
  3. Participants will be able to evaluate and explain the impact microaggressions may have on the receiver of such attacks.
  4. Participants will be able to apply strategies to practice cultural humility and mitigate harm in the therapeutic relationship.
  5. Participants will be able to implement strategies to work effectively and ethically with clients who have experienced microaggressions.
  6. Participants will be able to determine at least two considerations from your professions ethics code that apply to preventing and addressing microaggressions in therapy.

Agenda:
Overview of 3 forms and 9 themes of microaggressions -- 30 minutes
Lecture and discussion specific to understanding microassaults, microinsults and microinvalitions
 
Impact of Microaggressions -- 30 minutes
Lecture, Group Discussion to engage participants in reflection on how microaggressions impact social, physical and mental well-being
 
Microaggressions in the Therapeutic Relationship -- 45 minutes
Lecture, Large Group Discussion and video viewing and reflection to show participants how microaggressions can show up from client to therapist and therapist to client
 
Culturally Competency and Self Care -- 15 minutes
Lecture, Large Group Discussion
 
Evaluating and mitigating power, privilege, and Positionality in the Helping Relationship -- 30 minutes
Lecture, Group Discussion, Activity Participants will use the Wheel of Social Identitiy to evaluate themselves and their power/privilege and positionality in the therapeutic relationship
 
Repairing harming -- 15 minutes
Lecture, Group Discussion
 
Cultural humility -- 15 minutes
(Lecture, Group Discussion)


This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: intermediate
Level of Clinician: intermediate
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.


  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program. These credits are also accepted by the Maryland Boards for Professional Counselors, Psychology, and Certification of Residential Child Care Program Professionals, and many other states and disciplines

Refund Policy: Full Refund until 48 hours before scheduled date.
48 hours before: full refund less $5.00 processing fee. After event no refund will be given.
*exclusions apply for reasonable need and cause.