Recognizing and Responding to Racial Stress and Trauma in Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)

Recognizing and Responding to Racial Stress and Trauma in Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)

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When:  Jul 30, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET)
Recognizing and Responding to Racial Stress and Trauma in Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC)
with Tonya Davis, PhD, SLPC, CFMHE, NCSP

Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) contend with racial stressors in their personal and professional lives, which can lead to unique challenges and negative experiences. These unique race-related stressors can be experienced directly (e.g., explicit racial discrimination) and vicariously (e.g., witnessing racial discrimination in media). This presentation will provide an overview of racial trauma, mental and physical health consequences of race-based stress and evidence-based recommendations for treatment.

- Define racial trauma and causes
- Apply new skills for discussing and responding to racial stress and trauma (RST)
- Discuss extant brain and psychological science regarding resilience
- Utilize strategies to assess (RST) and promote resilience.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Davis is a passionate scholar-practitioner who divides her time between clinical practice, training and consulting, and research. Dr. Davis earned her Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, and her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Alabama A& M University. She completed her Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Alabama.

Dr. Davis has been in private practice for the past 17 years providing psychological counseling and testing services to adults and children with a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties. In her consulting work, she regularly offers crisis consultation, workshops, and seminars for government and commercial clients.

Dr. Davis currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Psychology & Counseling program at Alabama A&M University. Her research focuses on psychological /psychoeducational assessment, minority mental health, and technology-infused mental health interventions. Dr. Davis has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Davis serves on the Alabama Counseling Association Board (Region 2) and is a charter member of the Association of Black Psychologists (Huntsville chapter). She also serves on the editorial board for several academic journals and is the co-writer of a national blog for Psychology Today entitled, “Cognition Café.” Her most recent research in the area of Virtual Career Mentoring for African American college students has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for nearly one million dollars.

Dr. Davis is the mother of two adult sons and enjoys traveling and watching crime movies in her spare time.

Current AMHCA Student and Emerging Professionals Members: FREE!
Current AMHCA Members in Other Categories: $10
Non-Members: $20

AMHCA will provide 1.0 CE for this webinar to all attendees who are registered and attend for 45 minutes or longer. Attendees must view the presentation using the Zoom application on their computer, tablet, or smartphone. Attendance will not be counted for those dialing in by telephone only. American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) has been approved to provide continuing education by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. More provider information can be found here. All sales are final - webinar registrations are non-refundable.


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