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Presented by: Dr. T'Airra Belcher

Implications of Stereotypical Roles of African-American Women on Gatekeeping in the Counseling Profession

Recorded On: August 25, 2021

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Course Details

Free
CE Course
On Demand Education Course
Recorded On: August 25, 2021
Location: Access Virtually on TPN.health
Presenter: Dr. T'Airra Belcher
About the Speaker

Participants will explore the literature surrounding stereotypic roles of African American women: The Jezebel, Mammy, Sapphire, and Strong Black Woman (Hirsheld, & Joseph, 2011; Howard-Baptiste, 2014; Johnson-Bailey, 2015; Thomas, Witherspoon, & Speight, 2004). Critical Race Theory and Black Feminist Thought will guide participants in processing the content. Reaction and dialogue will greatly be encouraged. We have an ethical and moral code to uphold. We must: critically engage with the content, identify how the information resonates with us, and how it impacts our perspective of all of humanity. We, as counselors are the vessel toward change. Let’s ensure the change is positive.

Researchers will challenge participants to consider concepts of professionalism, presentation, engagement, and learning through the lens of stereotypic roles of African American women. Researchers will provide best practice recommendations for the profession to continue to uphold not only our ethical obligation but also to provide actionable items to launch “Growth through struggle: Cultivating strength and resilience” long into the minds of all participants well after the workshop.

CE Details

Cultural Competency

This program has been approved for 1.75 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Counseling Services.

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the nal authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2021 – 03/31/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 continuing education credits. ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0654.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define Critical Race Theory and Black Feminist thought as tools for case conceptualization and consideration of the counseling eld.
  • Describe at least 3 stereotypic roles of African American women.
  • Recite how the stereotypic roles impact the counseling profession and counselor education. 4. Utilize at least 2 strategies to engage in interpersonal work to acknowledge deep internalized and externalized biases.
  • Employ a rationale and incentive for active engagement in critical introspective analysis to enhance their social justice efforts throughout their careers.
  • Establish a support network that promotes a holistic and inclusive view of human nature.

Educational Goal:

Participants are expected to gain cultural competency skills to better engage with African American women in the therapeutic setting.

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