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Race, Racism, & Racial Trauma: Speaking to the Unspeakable in Professional Psychology (2 Diversity CE credits)

  • 11 Sep 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • For 2 Diversity continuing education credits.
  • for 2 Diversity CE credits
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Race, racism, and racial trauma are ever-present in the lives of People of Color and are needed areas of attending to within the therapy space (Bryant-Davis & Moore-Lobban, 2019; Comas-Diaz, 2016; Hemmings & Evans, 2018). Understanding the psychobiological response to the cumulative experience of race-related stress is an essential component to understanding and attending to these arduous experiences (Bryant-Davis & Ocampo, 2005; Carter, 2007; Hardy, 2013; Helms, Nicolas, & Green, 2010; Pieterse, 2018).

This webinar will take a current and historical perspective for understanding the experiences and impact of race, racism, and racial trauma on People of Color. The presenters aim to assist mental health professionals of different racial backgrounds with identifying how they might respond to these traumatic occurrences, and provide considerations for professional practice. Multilevel approaches to healing will be discussed. There will be an opportunity for discussion throughout the presentation. Two diversity CE credits are available for this webinar. 

By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:

1) Define racial trauma

2) List 2 barriers to understanding and treating racial trauma

3) Discuss 1 method of healing racial trauma


Dr. Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban is a licensed psychologist, Campus Director of Training, and an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Washington DC Campus. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University, her clinical internship at Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, and her clinical fellowship at the Boston Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System in affiliation under Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. Post-licensure, Dr. Moore-Lobban spent a number of years as staff psychologists at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School where she provided training, supervision, and teaching for psychology interns and psychiatry residents.

Clinically, Dr. Moore-Lobban specializes in the assessment and treatment of trauma (sexual trauma, domestic violence, racial trauma, and community violence), working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and providing services to marginalized communities. Her writing, research, and consultation practices aligns with her clinical areas of expertise and utilizes a multicultural framework as a base for exploration. She has been involved with multiple education, prevention, and advocacy efforts around various types of traumas. For example, Dr. Moore-Lobban serves on the Board of Directors for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, has developed curriculum on sexual and interpersonal trauma for the Trauma Center in Boston, has been called to participate in state’s government efforts to reduce the demand of sexual exploitation, and provided support services to victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing federal court proceedings.

She is a leader in the American Psychological Association (APA), serving as Chair for APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI), and in various ways through APA’s Divisions. She is also involved with the Association of Black Psychologist (ABPsi), as well as with international organization - the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. To learn more about Dr. Moore-Lobban, go to:

For more than 25 years, Dr. Carlton Green has held various roles in higher education settings. More specifically, he has worked in student activities, multicultural services, residence life, academic affairs, athletics, and counseling services in both public and private institutions. Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and received masters-level training in Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Ministry, from Boston College. Dr. Green’s dedication to diversity and inclusion facilitated his appointment as the Multicultural Post-doctoral Fellow in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston. Currently, Dr. Green is the Director of Diversity Training & Education (DTE) in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion (ODI) at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). DTE is the primary unit on campus tasked with addressing campus-wide diversity training and education. Prior to taking on this role, he served as a Staff Psychologist at the UMD Counseling Center for approximately 5 years. In 2016, he was recognized as a Diversity Scholar by the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies.

Dr. Green has developed and presented workshops on diversity and inclusion, including how to address racial trauma at many universities and colleges in the DMV (Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and nationally. He is a member of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. There, he is the President of the AGAPE Mental Health Ministry, which provides mental health counseling, outreach, and referrals to church members. Dr. Green is also an active member in the American Psychological Association. His contributions to the field earned him a Rising Star Award at the 2019 National Multicultural Conference & Summit. In 2019, the Maryland Psychological Association recognized Dr. Green with the Grady Dale Jr. Award for Outstanding Contributions to Diversity in Psychology. To learn more about Dr. Green, go to:


Jojo Hickson, M.A. is a 3rd year Clinical PsyD student who is also a member of the Association of Black Psychologists and the DC Psychological Association. Jojo is a part of the social media impact team for the ABPsi and the Diversity, Social Justice, and Inclusion Committee Student Representative for the DCPA. She is also the founding Director of the 501(c)3 non-profit, Dear Black Prophets, Co. Jojo has a clinical interest in the relationship between racial trauma and oppression and enjoys doing social justice work.  She is steadfast in her pursuit for Black liberation and is always looking for ways to learn and grow as a student scholar activist.

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