When: Friday, October 8, 2021, 12-3:15 EDT (originally scheduled for May 14, 2021)
Where: On Zoom
Instructor: Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC
Rates: Full Rate – $125, Early Bird Rate before 4/30/21 – $100; Student/Agency Clinician* Rate — $105, Student/Agency Clinician* Early Bird Rate before 4/30/21 — $85; Equity Rate** available (base of $25)
Additional Rate for CEs: $20
CEs: 3 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
Target Audience: Supervisors and Supervisors-in-Training who are Marriage & Family Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists
Limited to 60 participants.
Clinical supervision serves the two primary goals of increased supervisee competence and the enhancement of psychotherapy outcomes. Failing to combat racism is racism. Antiracism supervision is an active form of supervision that takes an explicit stance against racism in its many forms and manifestations (e.g., individual, institutional, and systemic) including in the supervisory process/relationship. Antiracism supervision is a proactive and responsive evidence-based approach to racial discrimination, racial microaggressions, racial biases, and racism that affects the physical and mental health of those groups targeted and victimized. The intended goal of anti-racism supervision is to ameliorate suffering through the dismantling of anti-Black racism and white supremacist ideology and its many permutations. Antiracism supervision requires action beyond cultural competence and humility. This workshop will provide supervisors and supervisors-in-training with an introduction to antiracism supervision.
Participants should have working knowledge of racism. This workshop is for supervisors and supervisors-in-training but open to supervisees and other clinicians.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:
- Describe two core tenets of antiracism supervision.
- Analyze two historical antecedents that led to the sociopolitical construction of race.
- Identify two stages of white identity development.
Schedule (all times in EDT)
12:05-1pm Tenets of antiracism supervision; small group exercise; discussion
1-1:55pm The construction of race; small group exercise; discussion
2:10-3:05 Stages of white identity development; small group exercise; discussion
3:05-3:15pm Summary, questions, closing comments & evaluations
Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC is a Professor of Counseling at El Camino College, adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist (EFT) & Supervisor, Certified Gottman Therapist, and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (CST). He specializes in working with couples, trauma, sexual dysfunctions, gender & sexual identity, depression & anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality issues, grief, and other mental health problems.
He is the author of the forthcoming book Racial Trauma and African-American Men (Routledge). Further, as a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Cooper exchanged best practices in career counseling and development in Germany and has exchanged best practices with higher education institutions in Botswana. He can be reached at dryamontecooper.com.
*Agency Clinician/Student Rate: We offer this discounted rate to enable students and clinicians working in community mental health settings on a full-time basis to be able to participate. Group practices are not eligible.
**Equity Rate: This registration option is for participants with historical/institutional barriers to access. Please choose equity pricing only if you are a member of one or more historically marginalized communities.
This activity is approved certification by the New England Association for Family and Systemic Therapy (NEAFAST) on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education.
Continuing Education Credit is approved through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the following professions:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Please note: It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state.
This program is being offered independent of any commercial support or conflict of interest. Clinicians with any level of experience are welcome to participate.