Clinical Best Practices When Addressing Racial Trauma

Presented by Jamila Holcomb, PhD, LMFT on 01-15-2021 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Given the current racial climate in the United States, Black families can be at an increased risk for experiencing racism and discrimination. As a result of both the current climate and the racism the Black community has endured for centuries, Black families are also at an increased risk for experiencing racial trauma and the negative psychological, physiological, and relational health concerns that are associated with racial trauma. Unfortunately, due to the historical minimization and invalidation of the impacts of racism, there are few clinical resources that exist to positively address the symptoms related to experiencing or witnessing racism. However, given the significant impact that racism has on the Black community, it is imperative that mental health professionals are adequately trained to address racial trauma and that they actively take an anti-racist stance within their clinical practice.

In this 2-hour continuing education webinar, Dr. Jamila Holcomb will facilitate an in-depth discussion of racial trauma, explore common barriers to addressing racial trauma, and discuss clinical best practices clinicians can use to address racial trauma within the therapeutic context. Participants will leave this webinar with clinical tools to begin establishing an anti-racist clinical practice and be better equipped to equitably serve the Black community.

This introductory continuing education webinar is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Define racial trauma.
  2. Describe racial trauma's prevalence, its presentation, and how it can influence Black families.
  3. Examine common barriers to addressing racial trauma in therapy.
  4. Integrate conversations about race, racism, and racial trauma within one's clinical practice and supervisor-supervisee relationship.
  5. Identify clinical best practices for addressing racial trauma, including self-of-the-therapist factors.
  6. Strategically incorporate racial trauma assessment within one's clinical practice.
  7. Describe organizational considerations as it relates to anti-racism and supporting Black employees. 

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The presenter indicates the materials presented in this course are accurate and pose minimal risks to participants.

Declaration identifying any potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support: The presenter indicates materials included in this course have been presented within other courses, conferences, or consulting jobs. There are no known conflicts of interest.

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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety. To receive CE credit hours for an archived recording, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events are generally considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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To receive CE credit hours for an archived event, you will need to complete a survey as well as a 12 or 15-question exam, verifying that you listened to or watched the event in its entirety. Archived CE events generally are considered "homestudy" by licensing boards.

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Meet the Presenter

Jamila Holcomb, PhD, LMFT

Jamila Holcomb, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Jamila Holcomb a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tallahassee, Florida and is the owner of Holcomb Counseling and Consulting, LLC. She specializes in individual, family, and trauma counseling.

Dr. Holcomb also provides consultations and training centered around anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the education and mental health fields. She is also Teaching Faculty at Florida State University in their Family and Child Sciences Department.

Dr. Holcomb obtained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and her PhD in MFT from Florida State University.

Continuing Education Provider Approvals

  • aceGoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
  • Logo GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
  • aceGoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/30/2019 - 03/30/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC 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 marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.
  • Person Centered Tech, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Person Centered Tech, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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