Shifting Perspectives: Developing a Culturally Syntonic Approach for Working with Black Clients

ID: 4272WEB

There has been considerable attention to the impact of racism, structural oppression, and other abuses suffered by Black people. This webinar seeks to advance this conversation from a problem focused one to a healing focused one. It is not within the scope of this presentation to teach a “treatment” approach. Through the lens of culture, the presenter aims to facilitate a shift from our default outlook, to one that illuminates a culturally syntonic view of the black client. We will build a framework from which racially-informed therapeutic ideas, technique, and strategy can evolve. The presenter will also provide a cursory overview of healing approaches that are often overlooked in mainstream literature.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Monique Swift, PsyD
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom (Interactive Webinar)
Online Live Webinar, Online, NJ

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
• Describe the structural underpinnings of anti-black, race-based wounds
• Identify the dissonance of examining the Black client through a white racial frame
• Recognize healing from an African-centered perspective
• Identify approaches for working with black clients

Webinar Outline

1:00 pm Welcome/Introduction

1:05 pm Race-based injury and structural underpinnings

1:35 pm Shifting the paradigm

2:25 pm Through African eyes

2:55 pm An African-centered framework for healing

3:50 pm Conclusion/Q&A

Target Audience

Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

Content Level

Beginner - Advanced

Webinar Completion Requirements

To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

System Requirements

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
  • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

About the Instructor

Monique Swift, PsyD, is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor, and a NY Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in the field of mental health and operates a private practice in Rahway, NJ where she specializes in couple's therapy and trauma. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Swift also offers keynote talks, curriculum design, personal development workshops, and professional training. She consults with religious, community-based, and non-profit organizations, public and private schools, as well as with private groups. As a trauma expert, she offers consultation to organizations that want to become trauma-informed. She furthermore specializes in issues that form at the intersection of trauma and race.

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