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Incorporating Discussion of Racism, Discrimination, and Privilege into TF-CBT

  • 02 Jun 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Virtual


  • Participants will receive 1.5 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 1.5 continuing education credits.
  • Please use your student email to register. Continuing education credits are not issued under this category.

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Learning Objectives

1. Identify and describe the role of systemic oppression on trauma
2. Identify strategies for incorporating role of race, discrimination, and privilege into TF-CBT
3. Identify position impact on treatment when discussion of race, discrimination, and privilege is incorporated into TF-CBT.


The rise of racially-based aggressions in the US has been well-documented and is associated with post-traumatic stress and other long-term outcomes in minoritized groups. Thus, the need for provision of trauma-informed treatments that appropriately address the role of systemic oppression and privilege in trauma is of the utmost-importance for promoting the resilience of traditionally marginalized groups. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based trauma treatment that is effective with youth, from diverse backgrounds. In this presentation we will discuss strategies for increasing the dimensionality of TF-CBT implementation and impact of the core components of the intervention by honoring clients’ cultural backgrounds and integrating acknowledgement of racism and privilege into the work. The discussion will focus on Black youths’ experiences with racial trauma, utilizing a case example.

Additionally, in order to deepen the conversation, a leader from a DC faith-based non-profit that partners with children families and families, will join the conversation to share perspective on these issues and provide invaluable insights to mental health professionals on how to engage in even more culturally-responsive trauma-care, based on lived experiences in that role. We are excited for you to join us.
Utilizing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a Framework for Addressing Cultural Trauma
in African American Children and Adolescents: A Proposal
Phipps, Ricardo; Thorne, Stephen
Professional Counselor, v9 n1 p35-50 2019



Presenter agrees to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of the presentation

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