On-Demand: Black Lives Matter: An Ethical Call to Action for Clinicians - 6 CEs

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  • CEs: 6 Ethics, Core, or Related Continuing Education hours for Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists (please see below for more details).
  • Format: On-Demand Webinar ("Asynchronous") ~ At your leisure to be viewed at your own pace. You may pause, rewind, and fast forward at any point during the videos. You are in complete control of how you view this workshop. However, you are required to watch at least 90% of the videos to receive CEs. The PowerPoint handout will be displayed in the video along with the presenter, and there is also a separate document for printing. There is a quiz at the end to ensure comprehension and is required by all CE approval organizations for On-Demand workshops.
  • Investment: $135

Educational Objectives:

  • Define cultural equity and the relationship to ethical practice
  • Identify strategies to minimize the negative impact of the clinician’s privilege, power, and unconscious bias on treatment with African Americans
  • Describe mental health treatment disparities experienced by African Americans
  • Identify relevant ethical principles, standards, values, and/or codes relevant to culturally equitable treatment
  • Describe cultural characteristics common among African Americans seeking and engaging in mental health treatment
  • Discuss ethical considerations that could emerge around clinician competence and boundaries when treating African Americans
  • Identify strategies to increase working alliance development with African Americans
  • Develop a personal action plan for increasing ethical and culturally equitable treatment with African Americans

Workshop Description:

“What can I do? What can I say?” Dr. Davis will offer answers that are particularly relevant during this time of national unrest over unjust killings of African American/Black people and overall systemic racism. Clinicians want treatment to work for all clients, but the research is clear that African Americans often benefit less from treatment than White Americans. In considering how to make treatment more responsive, participants will examine how the status quo often falls short of ethical care for this population and ways the individual clinician can make a positive difference in the clinical room. Using empirical findings, clinical vignettes, self-assessments, videos, and experiential exercises, participants will evaluate their preparedness for ethical treatment with African Americans and increase their knowledge of culturally equitable treatment strategies grounded in the research. This workshop will focus on strategies that target clinician privilege and unconscious bias, client cultural mistrust, working alliance development, cross-cultural communication, and clinical decision-making. Participants will also be invited to consult with Dr. Davis about their own clinical cases and specific questions.

Presented by: Telsie Davis, Ph.D.

Telsie A. Davis is a 19-year veteran clinician who has presented in over 60 international, national, state, and local invited talks and workshops. She specializes in culturally equitable and evidence-based treatment for African American women, and is founder of The Cultural Equity Institute. Dr. Davis earned a B.S. in Applied Psychology from Georgia Tech and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her predoctoral internship and two years of postdoctoral fellowship training in trauma and substance use among African American women at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis also works as a psychologist at the Atlanta VA and is Co-Chair of the Diversity Rotation for the APA-accredited Internship and Postdoctoral Training Program. She is also an Assistant Professor and Assistant Vice Chair for Faculty Development-Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.

What people are saying about Dr. Davis' workshops:

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  • "Dr. Davis was fantastic and very informative. She was very engaging and thought-provoking in her seminar. Please invite her to speak again!"

6 Ethics, Core, or Related CE Clock Hours:

  • Psychologists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. TKT maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
    • Georgia Psychologists: all online webinars (both live and on-demand) count the same as live for 2021 (including ethics). Therefore, this workshop will satisfy your required six hours of ethics or core hours if you prefer. The Board states it will go back to the pre-COVID rules in 2022. You may want to consider completing all 40 CEs this year while you have multiple participation options.
    • Licensed in another state as a Psychologist: The Knowledge Tree is a Continuing Education Sponsor Approved (CESA) by APA, so all of our workshops should satisfy your CE requirements, but please check your specific state rules to be certain.
  • Counselors: This workshop was approved for 6 ethics or core hours through LPCA of Georgia, approval #2020-06-11-028MLW.
    • Georgia Counselors: This workshop has been approved for 6 "Core Hours" as an "On-Demand - asynchronous" course by LPCA of Georgia (approval # above). The “Ethics” hours dropped off because the Georgia Composite Board requires that all Ethics hours be obtained either live or via a live synchronous webinar.
    • Licensed in another state as a Counselor: Many states will accept CEs for Counselors if that workshop has approved status from another state association as this one does. Additionally, we have national approval for all our courses through APA. Many states will accept APA-approved courses, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.
  • Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists: The Knowledge Tree (TKT) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
    • Georgia: Because we have national approval for all our courses through APA, this workshop would be part of your option for up to 15 "Related Hours." For Masters Licensed Therapists in Georgia, "Related" hours are allowed to comprise up to 15 hours of the total 35 hours required per renewal period (10 hours of On-Demand are expressly permitted, and the extra five would be your optional Independent Study hours). "Ethics" hours must be obtained via a live "Synchronous" event (either in-person or Live Webinars). Please see our Live Webinars for Ethics options.
    • Licensed in another state as a Social Worker or MFT: The Knowledge Tree has national approval for all our courses through APA. Many states will accept APA-approved continuing education hours, but please check your specific state rules & regulations.

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