Mental health providers are seeing an increase in calls for social justice, activism, and cultural competency. Many counseling job descriptions include a diversity statement and most graduate programs are moving towards including numerous diversity classes or considerations of non-white cultures in the curriculum.
In this 2-hour continuing education web conference, Matt Goldenberg, PsyD will discuss how these issues apply to clinicians who are already in practice. For instance, clinicians may wonder when the right time is, ethically and therapeutically, for them to bring topics into therapy that may seem politically or culturally motivated.
Dr. Goldenberg will discuss how clinicians can challenge a client who seems to be acting with unchecked racial bias. He will also discuss how clinicians can identify their own privilege and become more aware of how this impacts their worldview of acceptable or normative behaviors.
This introductory instructional level web conference is designed to help clinicians:
Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based primarily on publications from the American Psychological Association, and on the ethics codes of these professional organizations: ACA and APA. Contents are also guided by statements from leadership in those organizations including contributors like Derald Wing Sue and Pamela Hays. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. Statements about applications to multi-culturally competent counseling practices are according to presenter’s understanding of diversity and equity within mental health at the time of the program. The presenter will also refer to non-peer reviewed sources such as the work of Ijeoma Oluo, Robin D'Angelo, and Michelle Alexander whose research and theory has informed this program. This program discusses strategies for successfully discussing racial bias within the counseling context and identifying which ethical codes should be considered while approaching racial and cultural topics. This presentation is theoretical in basis and does not present any known risks.
Declaration of conflicts of interest and commercial support: None.
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2 CE contact hours will be provided by GoodTherapy for attending this web conference in its entirety.
GoodTherapy is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.
GoodTherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. This homestudy course is cosponsored by Person Centered Techn, LLC. 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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Matt Goldenberg, PsyD is a licensed psychologist based out of Olympia, WA. Dr. Goldenberg is a faculty member at St. Martin’s University in their Master of Arts in Counseling program, as well as South Puget Sound Community College.
Dr. Goldenberg has been in private practice for five years, and specializes in working with racial, gender, and sexual minorities. For more information about Dr. Goldenberg and his work, please visit www.drmattgoldenberg.com.