Black Male Grief Reactions to Traumatic Losses: Increasing Understanding, Healing and Services among Black Men Utilizing an Anti-Racist Approach

Presenter: Allen E. Lipscomb, Psy.D., LCSW


NASW Other Chapter Member: $47.50

Non-Members: $60

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s) for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, and licensed marriage and family therapists.



Workshop Description

In the article, Black Male Hunting: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Secondary Impact of Police Induced Trauma, written by Dr. Lipscomb, based on a (2018) study found that police killings of unarmed Black men have severe psychological and emotional impact on not only Black men but Black people in general in the United States.

As Social Workers and or Mental Health Professionals, we can no longer ignore that the time has come for us to engage in racially-just pedagogy that provides clinicians with anti-racist best practice skill sets to reduce the probability of causing harm and re-traumatizing clients of color, particularity black males.

This webinar presentation is designed for social workers, mental health clinicians, counselors, educators and human service providers at all levels of experience and licensure. The goal is to teach, inform and encourage providers to be anti-racist and anti-oppressive when providing services to African American/Black men and youth who are experiencing traumatic grief and loss.

Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze the historical context of African American/Black men and grief
    Describe how African American/Black men respond to grief and loss based on scholarly research.
  • Assess stigmas, stereotypes and cultural beliefs about African American/Black men expressing their emotions as it relates to loss.
  • Describe three ways to be anti-racist and anti-oppressive when supporting, advocating and/or treat the unique grief reactions exhibited by African American/Black men.
  • Compare and critique racism and anti-racism advocacy for African American/Black men.

This workshop is approved for 3.0 continuing education credit hour(s).

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), and licensed marriage and family therapists. (Provider ID #MFT-0037).


Allen E. Lipscomb is an Associate Professor at California State University Northridge in the Social Work Department. Dr. Lipscomb is a clinical psychologist by highest degree obtained and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California. Dr. Lipscomb received his doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) with a clinical emphasis in marriage, family and child psychotherapy from Ryokan College and his master of social work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. His areas of research are centered on the psychiatric epidemiology among racialized and marginalized individuals who have experienced trauma (i.e. complex trauma, traumatic-grief and race-based trauma). Specifically, Dr. Lipscomb has conducted numerous qualitative research studies on racialized Black identified men across the Black/African Diaspora exploring their grief, loss and complex-trauma experiences.  



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Dec 14 2020


12:00 PM - 3:00 PM




Online Live Webinar