Sexual Trauma in Minoritized Clients: Issues of Consent

Presented by Anisha Cooper, MEd, LPC, NCC, EAS-C, CCTP on 11-13-2020 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Complex trauma overwhelmingly develops in minoritized communities. This can be due to overexposure to violence and underrepresentation in mental health communities. In mental health treatment, some clients from minoritized communities unknowingly reveal circumstances describing sexual assault, and in turn, their mental health clinicians consult on whether disclosing this to the client serves their healing process.

In this 2-hour presentation, Anisha Cooper explores sexual trauma in people from minoritized communities, issues of consent, how to treat the issue not directly related to the presenting concern, and how to advocate for the client outside of the therapy room.

This introductory level webinar is designed to help mental health clinicians:

  1. Define the nuance of sexual assault though "intent" may be contradicting.
  2. Analyze the pandemic of sexual trauma and complex trauma in minority communities.
  3. Evaluate how the intersection of multiple identities affects the risk of experiencing trauma.
  4. Compare access to mental health communities and awareness in BIPOC and majority culture.
  5. Integrate trauma-informed intervention and advocacy to increase positive outcomes in marginalized communities.

Statement of program material's accuracy, utility, and risks: The contents of this program are based primarily on publications from respective experts in trauma treatment, and on the ethics codes of these professional organizations: AAMFT, ACA, APA, NASW, and NBCC. Contents are also guided by statements from leadership in those organizations. Some interpretation and analysis presented is made by the presenter, in consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and expert consultants. Statements about applications to technology are according to the presenter’s understanding of the technology at the time of the program. The presenter may not know how to apply all principles discussed to every technology type or product. This program discusses intervention compliant with multicultural research. Misapplication of the materials, or errors in the materials, could result in security problems, data breaches, or non-compliance with applicable laws or ethics codes.

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Meet the Presenter

Anisha Cooper, MEd, LPC, NCC, EAS-C, CCTP

Anisha Cooper, MEd, LPC, NCC, EAS-C, CCTP

Anisha Cooper, MEd, LPC, NCC, EAS-C, CCTP is the owner of Wishing Well Counseling & Consulting, a holistic trauma recovery practice that treats trauma as a spiritual injury in collaboration with other disciplines. Anisha is a licensed professional counselor with a specific interest in helping gender and sexual minorities on their healing journeys. She's also recognized as a certified clinical trauma professional and board certified counselor.

Anisha received her Bachelor's in Biology, Minor in Chemistry with a concentration in Psychology as well as her Master's in Counselor Education and Supervision from Georgia Southern University. She specializes in working with sexual trauma survivors and relearning touch/intimacy after recovery. She also has experience providing training related to professional development for minority communities, and she provides workplace training for diversity and inclusion practices.

At home, Anisha often dances with her young daughter who reminds her makeup is not necessary, bellies are homes, and stretch marks make room for beautiful things. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing poetry and short stories, and playing board games with her family. 

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  • 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.

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