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Anti-Racist and Culturally Responsive Counseling

  • 11 Dec 2020
  • 12 Dec 2020
  • 2 sessions
  • 11 Dec 2020, 1:30 PM 4:45 PM (PST)
  • 12 Dec 2020, 9:00 AM 12:15 PM (PST)
  • Zoom- Link TBA
  • 10


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Join us for an experiential workshop with breakout rooms. 

This training will aim to develop therapists’ ability to effectively support a client from a different racial background than them, especially focusing on Black, Indigenous and People of Color. It will integrate research and clinical experience to teach a therapeutic model for rapport building, assessment and treatment. Through psycho-education, self reflection and experiential exercises, participants will learn how to embody and implement anti-racist values in and outside the therapy room.

On completion of this training, participants will be able to:

1) Describe definitions of race, racism and anti-racism that are associated with being a therapist that embodies anti-racist values.

2) Employ the clinical skills pertaining to developing a rapport, completing an assessment and treatment planning that are unique to the needs of treating African American/Black clients.

3) Describe how social and cultural identities, specifically race, affect the therapeutic relationship and process.

4) Compose culturally sensitive questions, in support of developing culturally responsive treatment plans.

5) Define cultural humility and its relationship to dismantling the power dynamic that exists between therapist and client.

6) Implement anti-racist values outside of the therapy room, into their professional and personal life.

Intended Audience:

This training is appropriate for mental health providers at all skills levels who are interested in learning how to be a more culturally responsive therapist and embody anti-racist values in their personal and professional lives. While this training may be more meaningful for therapists who have a contextual understanding of systemic racism, all therapists will gain value from attending.

Format of The Training: Didactic presentation and experiential clinical skills practice.


Friday December 11, 2020
1:30 - 3:00 Understanding Anti-Racism and Culturally Responsive Counseling (1.5 hrs)
3:00 - 3:15 Break (No CE's)
3:15 - 4:45 Counselor Self-Exploration and Socio-Cultural Assessment (1.5 hrs)

Saturday December 12, 2020
9:00 - 10:30 Rapport Building and Flexible Interventions (1.5 hrs)
10:30 - 10:45 Break (No CE's)
10:45 - 12:15 Anti-Racist Values; In and Out of the Therapy Room (1.5 hrs)

These sessions will be recorded and secure access will only be give to those who have paid. No CEs are available for the recorded sessions. 

CE Information:  6 CE hours for Licensed Psychologists, and California Licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs. The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. California BBSE allows CE hours approved by the APA.  The Association for Contextual Behavioral Science maintains responsibility for this program and its content

About The Facilitators:

Ms. Christy Tadros is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in CA and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NY. She has her BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and her MA in Psychology and EdM in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University. Christy is the founder of WestCoast Therapy and Wellness, a mental health practice in San Francisco devoted to supporting people in living meaningful and full lives. Christy provides anti-racism trainings to groups and her clinical practice is comprised of many BIPOC.

Ms. RaQuel Neal is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Staff Development Specialist. She earned her Master ‘s degree in Social Work from California State University, East Bay with an emphasis in Social Justice, and certification in professional development with the University of California, Davis. RaQuel currently sits on the Fairness & Equity Fellowship workgroup for Alameda County Children and Family Services, and is tasked with developing a racial equity curriculum for the Social Services Agency.

Christy Tadros and RaQuel Neal do not have any commercial support, financial relationship or conflict of interest.
Registration Fees for 2 sessions only. 

Register By Nov 15th, 2020
Professional Chapter Member $130
Professional Nonmember $180

After Nov 15th, 2020
Professional Chapter Member $150
Professional Nonmember $200

Student / Intern - Early or Regular $80

Optional CE Fee $30 *Pending Approval

Join the Chapter and Save $50! (membership in the international ACBS organization also required)


Refund Policy
If you cancel your registration:

21 or more days before the date of the event, we’ll refund all of your registration fee or give you credit to a future event;
20 to 7 days before the event, we’ll refund 75% of your fee;
Fewer than 7 days before an event, we’ll refund 50% of your fee.
If you don’t cancel before the event begins, we can’t refund your fees, but we’ll give you a credit toward a future event in the amount of 50% of your registration fee.If we cancel an event for any reason, of course, we’ll refund all of your registration fees.Continuing-education certification fees can be refunded until the day before the event. They become non-refundable on the first day of the event. Continuing-education certification purchased at an event is non-refundable.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Marisa Mazza at or (415) 202-3031

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