Self-care and resilience are ever-growing topics but professionals often have difficulty incorporating these practices into their own lives. 


This workshop will delve into the research and practices around these topics specifically geared toward professionals of color.

We will explore race-based stressors and barriers to enacting self-care, including implicit and explicit bias. Our goal is to bring these concepts to life through self-reflection and discussion in order to apply them to our own lives.

Attendees will develop a deeper awareness of the insidious impact of race-based stressors on overall well-being. Through self-reflection, discussion and activities, they will learn to develop and apply lifelong self-care skills and their own self-care plan.

CEs: 2

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to state and discuss some of the race-based stressors for professionals of color. They will also be able to state and discuss self-care strategies and barriers and will develop their own self-care/wellness plan during this workshop.


  • Free Workshop

Meet the Speakers

Marlon Louison, PsyD

Marlon Louison, Psy.D. (Licensed Eligible) is a Postdoctoral Psychologist specializing in trauma-informed therapy. He is a social justice-oriented, LGBTQIA+ affirming, non-pathologizing therapist. Dr. Louison is passionate about the ecology of human existence, hoping to provide clients with a therapeutic space that allows for them to truly be authentic through healthy, safe communication practices. He is anti-oppressive, and believes that blame and shame are experiences all too familiar that debilitate us from being who we want to be. Dr. Louison earned his Doctoral degree from the Derner School of Psychology at Adelphi University.

Tanika Masse, PsyD

Tanika Masse, Psy.D, is a NYS Certified School Psychologist from Queens, NY. She earned her Doctorate degree in School Psychology from Adelphi University and her Master’s degree in School Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn. She currently works for the NYC Department of Education as a School Psychologist for the Committee on Special Education in Brooklyn. She also has experience providing direct services and interventions to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research focuses on understanding and addressing the unique challenges that people of color encounter in order to create a more inclusive and equitable society.

Credentialing Information

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Adelphi University require that all events be accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the event host identified on the event webpage; please allow for a reasonable time frame. The event host, when necessary, will collaborate with the Student Access Office.

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