The DVOMB is able to provide most of the training opportunities at no cost.
The primary exception includes some courses offered in the DVOMB Advanced Series. A fee may be charged for these courses to cover the costs of inviting a national speaker to present.
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Advanced Series Training
Racial and Generational Trauma: Evidence-based Somatic Interventions for BIPOC Clients
Racial trauma is a common experience among clients of color. However, mental health professionals do not feel trained to adequately support traumatized students. Hemmings & Evans (2018) found that 71% of mental health professionals have encountered clients with race-based trauma, but few feel equipped to assess or address it. Given the additional psychological effects of the COVID-19 health pandemic on BIPOC individuals, the number of BIPOC clients experiencing traumatic stress has risen. This proposed workshop will introduce participants to the concept of racial trauma and its impact on client mental health and counselor effectiveness. This workshop is designed for counselors, mental health advocates, and wellness professionals to deepen their understanding of racism as trauma and how to incorporate somatic and polyvagal practices as a part of the healing process.
Facilitators will explore what role unconscious/implicit biases, social structures, and historical and generational events play in informing our perceptions and experiences in the world. Facilitators will highlight the importance of self-reflection and the ways in which our thoughts and feelings regarding race, class, age, ability, and other characteristics influence the ways we interpret situations, make decisions, and interact with others.
Through stories, presentations, experiential activities, and group discussion, participants will:
- Define and describe racial trauma and explore real-life presentations of racial trauma.
- Analyze the role of microaggressions in the counseling relationship and how to become more aware of unconscious biases.
- Learn tools to reflect on counselor identity and bias so as not to inadvertently enact additional
- harm to clients.
- Develop a basic understanding of how to incorporate culturally-relevant strategies and somatic interventions to assist clients in navigating their own nervous system in regulating heightened emotional reactions.
- Identify 2 interventions to address the effects of generational trauma.
- Identify 3-4 somatic resources that incorporate polyvagal concepts that can help create
- safety, awareness, and social engagement for clients impacted by racialized trauma.
Presented by Dr. Chinwe Williams and Erica Bonham
WHEN: September 18, 2023
TIME: 8:30PM - 4:30PM MST
ADDRESS: Adams County Human Services
11860 N Pecos St., Westminster, CO 80234
CEU: 8 Hours
FORMAT: IN PERSON ONLY
AUDIENCE: SOMB and DVOMB Providers ONLY
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The DVOMB and SOMB are assembling a catalog of possible training resources on specific and specialized areas that can be offered annually. We plan to sponsor and list trainings on the website that allows individuals to register for a particular training. Once enough individuals have registered for that training, our office will contract with the trainer, schedule the training, and notify those registered. Examples of some specific and specialized trainings include but are not limited to, female offenders, LGBT+ offenders, psychopathy, etc.
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