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Digital Seminar

Racial Trauma: Assessment and Treatment Techniques for Trauma Rooted in Racism

The trauma of racism is real, and it leaves many clients with the classic symptoms of PTSD.

Join racial trauma expert Dr. Monnica Williams and change the way you work with racism and race-based experiences in therapy as she gives you the tools you need to help clients name, express, and heal from racial trauma!!

Whether you’ve never felt the traumatic wounds of racism, or have experienced racial trauma firsthand, this program will empower you to validate your clients’ pain and offer real clinical solutions.

This fiercely honest 3-hour training will provide you with: 

  • Direction on how you can be more comfortable talking about issues related to racism in therapy 
  • Guidance for clinicians of colour who’ve experienced feelings of oppression and discrimination 
  • Interview protocols to identify deep seated wounds from daily assaults on dignity 
  • DSM-5 framework guidance for race-based stress and trauma 
  • Skills and interventions to properly address racial trauma in a clinical setting 

Don’t let racial trauma go unidentified or risk clients failing to fully recover because you don’t have the clinical guidance you need!  

Purchase today, get the skills and techniques to work with racial trauma, and be prepared to move clients toward a better tomorrow! 


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Monnica T Williams, Ph.D.
2 Hours 57 Minutes
Audio and Video
Aug 27, 2020
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3 hours CPD.



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Dr. Monnica T. Williams, PhD, is a board-certified licensed clinical psychologist who was named one of the top 25 thought leaders in PTSD by PTSD Journal. Her work has been featured in several major media outlets, including NPR, Huffington Post, CNN, and the New York Times.

Dr. Williams has published over 100 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles focused on trauma and other anxiety-related disorders and cultural differences. She is an associate editor of the Behavior Therapist and New Ideas in Psychology, and serves on the editorial board of several scientific journals.

A past president of the Delaware Valley Association of Black Psychologists, Dr. Williams is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the School of Psychology, where she is the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities. She is also Clinical Director of the Behavioral Wellness Clinic in Connecticut, where she provides supervision and training to clinicians for empirically-supported treatments.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Monnica Williams is an associate professor at the University of Ottawa. She is the clinical director at Behavioral Wellness Clinic, LLC. Dr. Williams receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Monnica Williams is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association; International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (Special Interest Group Leader: African Americans in Behavior Therapy; and the American Psychological Association.

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  1. Assess the clinical implications of racial experiences leading to trauma symptomology.
  2. Evaluate how historical, cultural, and individual trauma may or may not fit into a DSM-5 framework.
  3. Employ interventions that address traumatic experiences with racism in trauma treatment sessions.


Racial Trauma Assessment:

  • Start the Conversation and Uncover the Trauma of Racism 
  • How to start the conversation
  • Race-related traumas and DSM-5 criteria
  • Validated measures for racial trauma
  • Assessing related cultural constructs
  • Clinical Interview Assessment tool
  • UConn Racial/Ethnic Stress & Trauma Survey

Clinical Techniques:
Practical Interventions for Addressing Racial Trauma in Treatment

  • Culturally-informed case conceptualizations
  • How to validate experiences of oppression 
  • Identify your clients’ strengths and supports
  • Strategies to build ethnic and racial pride
  • Adapting validated PTSD treatments
  • 5 techniques to help clients of colour cope with stress
  • Group treatment for race-based trauma
  • Research and limitations

Growth as a Therapist:
Become More Comfortable Working with Issues Related to Race

  • Personal growth questions answered
  • What can well-intentioned people do about racism
  • How to become more comfortable talking about issues related to race
  • Guidance for clinicians of colour 
  • Homework exercises

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 6


Marion P - Saint Charles, Missouri

"great presentation!! This was so informative! Thank you!"

Alnetta H - HAWTHORNE, New Jersey

"This was one of the best webinars that I have participated in! Very timely material."

Latisha G - BEAVERCREEK, Ohio

"This was one of the best CEU's on racism that I've had during my career. I recommended that my colleagues look into getting the DVD when it is available and sent them the link for the DVD recording. It would be great to have additional dates for this material. It will be a great resource for all clinicians!"

Kimberly D - Temple Hills, Maryland

"Awesome presentation."

Marjorie C - Berlin, New Jersey

"Instructor was wonderful. Her pacing was very good: she didn’t try to cram 12 hours worth of material into 3 hours, she was clear, knowledgeable and understandable. This is a challenging subject and she made it very interesting. I will look for her classes in the future"

LaSaundra G - Lansing, Illinois

"Great seminar and presenter!"

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