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Humans are comprised of multiple identities that collectively define themselves as individuals.  These various identities serve as the lens through which an individual navigates life including trauma and healing.  Recognizing trauma intervention and healing as a social justice issue, this webinar will unpack the relationship between an individual's identity, held positions of social privilege and/or marginalization and clinical needs.  Through interactive dialogue, participants will be safely promoted to explore their own identity construct and its impact on those they serve.  This webinar aims to provide clinicians and macro practitioners with an increased understanding of identity and the critical need of culturally specific interventions when supporting the healing needs of various populations.  

This webinar meets cultural competency CEU requirements.

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Chandra Dawson, LISW, LCSW is a social worker with over 20 years of social work practice serving various marginalized populations primarily comprised of communities of color. She has years of organizational experience including crisis intervention, supervision, training, project management and senior leadership within organizations serving domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, homeless individuals as well as numerous vulnerable populations. She serves as Vice President of Housing Services for Friendship Place, a longstanding nonprofit supporting homeless individuals and families. She previously served as the Deputy Director for the DC Rape Crisis Center. She too is the founder/consultant of The MACRO Project where she supports organizations in meeting the trauma-informed intersectional needs of individuals and communities.


Introduction                                                                                                                (5 Minutes)

Participant Safety                                                                                                        (5 Minutes)

Intersectionality                                                                                                          (45 Minutes)

  • Definition of Intersectionality
  • Exploration of Various Identities
  • Power & Marginalization

Group Activity                                                                                                               (15 Minutes)

Break                                                                                                                             (10 Minutes)

 Trauma and Identity                                                                                                    (60 Minutes)

  • Individual, Collective & Historical Trauma
  • Culturally Specific Groups & Trauma
  • The Practitioner's Identity & Trauma

Healing Barriers & Advocacy Needs                                                                             (30 Minutes)

Closing                                                                                                                          (10 Minutes)       

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to name 3 culturally specific identities/groups and their unique trauma intervention/prevention needs
  • Participants will be able to define intersectionality.
  • Participants will be able to list 3 barriers to culturally specific interventions.
  • Participants will be able to recall the difference between individual, collective and historical trauma.
This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
This online class is offered at an introductory level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Official information:

Refunds: Registrants who are unable to attend a Thrapy Express seminar or live webinars may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform Thrapy Express ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.
Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often, and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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