‘By Us For Us — Beyond Cultural Competence’ is a training series where clinicians of color critically examine the current treatment modalities available and how those can be adapted to most effectively work with BIPOC clients. Formal clinical training does not highlight the experiences of or best treatment practices for clients of color.
As a result of being trained in a paradigm centered on whiteness, clinicians who work with BIPOC clients are offered care that is less sensitive and effective than their white peers receiving the same treatment. Clinicians who recognize these disparities start shifting their practice to meet the needs of their BIPOC clients in isolation. While this often results in innovative and dynamic practice, it is our view that health care is best practiced and developed as a community.
Thus, this and subsequent webinars aim to provide clinicians and students with a sense of support and community in a space centered on meeting the needs of BIPOC clinicians seeking to support BIPOC clients in evidence based practice. We will provide actionable ways that clinicians can shift their case conceptualization and practice.
Who can benefit from this training? This space is centered on the experiences of BIPOC clinicians and students. This may also be useful for white clinicians who would like to broaden their ability to provide responsive care to BIPOC clients.
Date: Monday, January 18th, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Time: 11:30am – 1pm ET