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Digital Seminar

Tips and Tactics for Talking about Race

Race remains a potent and polarizing issue in all domains of our society and unfortunately, the world of therapy is no exception. Despite the omnipresence of race in our lives, progressive and meaningful conversations about it remain somewhere between difficult and impossible, often characterized by avoidance, discomfort, and awkwardness. Clinicians and other human services workers are often relied upon to navigate these difficult conversations, but many lack the requisite tools to do so.


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Kenneth V. Hardy
4 Hours 03 Minutes
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Mar 22, 2019
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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 4 hours CPD.


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Kenneth Hardy, Ph.D., is director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of marriage and family therapy at Drexel University.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kenneth Hardy is the president of the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice, and director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships. He is a professor at Drexel University. Dr. Hardy is an author and received royalties. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kenneth Hardy has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Apply the four critical developmental stages for effective conversations involving race: preparation, encounter, engagement, and execution. 
  2. Explore relevant “Self of the Therapist” issues that may impede and/or facilitate meaningful conversations about race. 
  3. Discuss the range of situations in which racism emerges as a therapeutic issue. 
  4. Explain how to address race-related issues in the consulting room. 
  5. Discover 6 critical factors for meaningful conversation about race and how those factors facilitate a healing process.


Five steps to repairing damaged relationships
Understanding race in therapeutic situations
How to respond to overt racism

  • The cost of not responding as a therapist
  • When to actively confront

Precursors to conversations about race

  • Defining our “race”
  • Identifying our prisms 

Ethnicity versus race

Three options for engaging in the topic or racism

  • Problems resulting from the term “racism”

Strategies for talking about race

  • Six critical factors

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 23


Forrest R - Portland, Oregon

"Dr. Hardy is a phenomenal, authentic and honest presenter. I wish that there were some notes and references available with this material from PESI, but I have not been able to locate them, so I will attempt to contact Dr. Hardy directly."

Jaletta P - COPPELL, Texas

"One of the best seminars I've ever "attended." Dr. Hardy was an amazing combo of brave and kind. Info was tremendously helpful to me as a therapist and a human. "

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