See My Color: Why Racial Colorblindness is Unethical
Friday, October 14, 2022
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Presenter: Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW
NASW-NYS Members: FREE
NASW Other Chapter Member: $60
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE
This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists
More than 50 years after Dr. King's speech, racial disparities continue to exist in various systems, including healthcare, education, the criminal justice system and those impacted by poverty. As a counselor, not only is it unrealistic to be racially colorblind, it is dangerous and does more harm than good. If you don't see my color, you can't see me. And if you can't see me, how can you empathize with my racial experiences, accept my whole being and validate my perspectives? During this training, participants will be introduced to racial colorblindness as a type of microaggression, and how to address this within practice settings and personal life. Additionally, there will be discussion on various racial disparities that exist within society, and will provide participants with guidance on how to use this information to advocate for racial equity. Lastly, participants will learn strategies to practice cultural humility in order to improve rapport with client populations.
After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Acknowledge racial colorblindness as a racial microaggression that upholds white supremacy
- Evaluate the ethical implications of being racially colorblind in practice
- Identify 3 racial disparities that exist and the role in recognizing race in order to advocate and empower clients to fight against inequities
- Define cultural humility and explore strategies to increase interpersonal and intrapersonal cultural humility to improve rapport building and alleviate further trauma
This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hours.
NASW-NYS 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 social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).
Crystal Rozelle-Bennett, LMSW, has been working with youth and families for nearly 20 years. She is committed to empowering, engaging, educating and advocating in order to implement trauma-informed strategies for individuals and communities. Mrs. Bennett earned a Bachelor’s in Arts in Psychology from Wells College and went on to complete her Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. During her career, Ms. Bennett has demonstrated a passion in sharing her personal and professional experiences with others to serve marginalized individuals and prevent re-traumatization. She has experience in directing child & youth service programs for the Department of the Navy with a history of providing program oversight and accountability in accordance with the Department of Defense, COA, & BGCA Requirements. Additionally, she has consulted with schools on policy development and has managed residential treatment facilities and foster care programs. Ms. Bennett is a life longer learner and has provided education and support to foster families, facilitated psychoeducation programs for youth, responded to crisis hotline calls for the Department of Veterans Affairs, and trained behavioral healthcare professionals in the areas of Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Competency and serving LGBT youth.
|NASW Other Chapter Member||$60.00|
|NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member||$0.00|
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