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Race, Racism, & Racial Trauma: Speaking to the Unspeakable in Professional Psychology, Part II

  • 19 Nov 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 3 CE credits.
  • This webinar is discounted for DCPA students. Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • Registrants will receive 3 continuing education credits.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.
  • 3 CE credit hours will be issued under this registration.
  • 3 CE credit hours will be issued under this registration

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Event Description: 

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, historical, and systems perspective for understanding the experiences and impact of race, racism, and racial trauma on clients, trainees, students, and colleagues. The presenters aim to assist mental health professionals of different racial backgrounds with identifying how they understand traumatic occurrences and respond to them in interpersonal and intrapersonal ways. Multilevel approaches to healing will be discussed. There will be an opportunity for engagement and discussion throughout the presentation.

3 Diversity Continuing Education Credits are available

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1) Define racism and racial trauma.

2) Identify intrapersonal and interpersonal responses to race related stimuli.

3) Discuss strategies for unpacking interpersonal and organizations expressions of racism.

Presenter Information:  Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban, PhD

Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban, PhD, is counseling psychologist who focuses her career on providing high quality services to marginalized populations, and training future psychologists to do the same. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University, her internship at Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, and her fellowship at the Boston Veteran Affairs (VA) Healthcare System in affiliation under Harvard Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Moore-Lobban also worked as a staff psychologist at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and an Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School.

Currently, Dr. Moore-Lobban is the Campus Director of Training and an Associate Professor at the Washington, DC Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is also the Director of an APA-Accredited internship program. Additionally, she is a practitioner who provides comprehensive psychological assessments for youth and adults at an interdisciplinary mental health clinic in the DMV area.

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 align with her clinical areas of expertise and utilize a multicultural framework as a base for exploration. She has been involved with multiple education, prevention, and advocacy efforts around various types of traumas. She has developed curriculum on sexual and interpersonal trauma, 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 actively involved in the American Psychological Association (APA). She the immediate past Chair for APA’s Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest (BAPPI) and the current President-Elect for APA’s Division 17 (the Society of Counseling Psychology).

Presenter Information: Carlton Green, PhD

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.

Most recently, Dr. Green served as the Director of Diversity Training & Education in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). Previously, he served as a Staff Psychologist at the University of Maryland (UMD) Counseling Center.

Currently, Dr. Green maintains an independent practice in the Washington, DC area, where he offers therapeutic services to individuals and couples. As a speaker and trainer, he 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 has also served as a national advisor to The Steve Fund, which is the nation’s only mental health organization focused on the wellbeing of students of Color. Leveraging his background as a counseling psychologist and educator, Dr. Green has offered coaching and consultation services to educational and mental health organizations experiencing organizational challenges and interpersonal ruptures.

In the DMV area, Dr. Green is a member of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church. There, he serves as the president of the AGAPE Mental Health and Coaching ministry. 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. Dr. Green was awarded the Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association in August 2020.

*DCPA Refund Policy:   Refund requests more than one week prior to the webinar should be sent to  If the request comes within one week of the webinar, only credit will be offered.

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