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Fall Professional Virtual Event

Beyond ACES: The Impact of Racism on Those We Serve

Presented by: Roy Fisher, MA, LMFT 

Thursday, December 3, 2020 ~ 6:30-8 pm (1.5 CEUs available)

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Please join us for this critically important workshop with local therapist and presenter Roy Fisher, MA, LMFT.

An increased focus on trauma in the field of mental health over the last several years has presented clinicians with the opportunity to examine how Adverse Childhood Experiences and other complex trauma can negatively impact the health and wellness of the people they serve. Unfortunately, the ACE study does not explicitly examine how racially based trauma experiences impact specific groups. Indeed, race still matters. Beyond adverse childhood experiences, African Americans, Latinx, and Native Americans continue to navigate a world where they are viewed negatively, and this inarguable reality certainly has a measurable mental health effect. Clinicians must consider the impact and legacy of slavery, colonization, and immigration on the overall wellbeing of these groups. Therefore, providers are advised to examine the trauma experiences of these populations through a racial lens if they are to provide culturally competent services.

In this virtual workshop we will come to:

  • Understand the impact of racism on the health and wellness of African Americans, Latinx, and Native Americans.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how the exclusion of identifying and measuring racially based trauma affects the efficacy of the original ACE study.
  • Offer the participants an opportunity to deepen their awareness and understanding of racism and their commitment to social justice.

Roy's presentation provides general training, assessment, treatment and supervision guidelines related to expanding how clinicians consider trauma and the lived experiences of many people of color.

Roy Fisher, MA, LMFT earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University. He has worked in mental health for 15+ years in various roles as a child and family therapist, domestic violence treatment provider, clinical supervisor, program manager, consultant and trainer. He is an Adjunct Professor at Antioch University teaching classes on Abusive Relationships, Assessment and Treatment of Domestic Violence and African American Counseling Experiences. Roy believes deeply in exploring how cultural values inform relationships and our view of the world around us.

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