Addressing Identity with POC Clients: More Than A Checkbox
11:00am - 1:00pm
Audience: Alumni, Current Student, Faculty, Neighbor or Friend, Prospective Student, Staff
White and white-passing individuals dominate the field of psychotherapy. Current projections suggest that the field will remain predominately white and cisgender even though the general population is becoming more diverse every day. Approximately 50% of clients of color terminate therapy earlier than intended compared to 30% of their white counterparts. These staggering statistics ask the field of psychotherapy to reflect on what is happening and if we are truly addressing cultural responsiveness or are we causing more harm?
In this workshop, instructors Regan Byrd and Abby Howard will discuss tangible skills therapists can begin implementing immediately to create more equitable clinical spaces for clients who have marginalized identities, particularly clients of color. This workshop is primarily for white and white-passing therapists; however, all are welcome.
Cost: $60 general / $40 affiliate (alumni, adjunct, and field instructors) / free to students (if sold out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist)
Register online: https://socialwork.du.edu/academics/continuing-education