Treatment of Internalized Racism and Anti-Blackness: Implications for Clinical Practice
This course is designed to support practitioners in supporting clients that present with internalized racism that leads to the support of dominant and supremacy culture through ideas, attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, and social interactions. Reviewing historical and contemporary racism with a trauma-informed perspective, participants will engage increasing exposure to methods to support individuals that live with inner, interpersonal or institutional impacts of inflicted racism.
Utilizing a strength-based framework, this presentation is designed to provide an awareness of cultural diversity within individual practitioners to support the ongoing acknowledgment of how the environment impacts practitioners and clients. By advancing awareness and intentional strategies, social justice can be recognized as a necessary goal.
- Participants will be able to define internalized racism and verbalize its manifestation(s)
- Participants will be able to assess behaviors and self-defeating thoughts that are congruent with a client’s internalized racism
- Participants will be able to use one therapeutic technique to bring about healing
- Identify ethical considerations to treatment with a framework
Daicia Price, LMSW
Daicia Price serves as a clinical assistant professor of social work at University of Michigan School of School Work. Prior to becoming an educator, Daicia served as Clinical Practice Improvement Specialist in Wayne County with a focus on workforce development and implementation of evidence, best, and promising behavioral health practices. She earned her MSW degree from Eastern Michigan University. Daicia has gained clinical and macro practice experience in juvenile justice, community mental health, housing, schools and foster care. As a Mental Health First Aid and Question, Persuade, Refer Instructor, Daicia is committed to sharing her personal and professional experiences and knowledge to support others. As a professional, Daicia is committed to incorporating various strategies that will aid the mission of Reaching Out, Raising Hope, and Changing Society.
Camille Jones, MSW
Camille Jones received her degree from the University of Michigan in 2017. Jones is currently employed with Integrative Empowerment Group, PLLC where she provides outpatient psychotherapy to adolescents and adults in southeastern Michigan. Clinically, Jones is interested in supporting clients who are wanting to work through racial identity development, heal from racial stress/trauma, and have healthy interpersonal relationships. Jones believes that one’s presenting issues are often a result of internalized messages that have unconsciously been ascribed to over the course of one’s life. As a clinical social worker, Jones seeks to understand how privilege, oppression, and policy affect mental well-being, and more importantly, how to live in a world that is fair and equitable for all. Jones believes that global change can occur only if we as individuals seek to change ourselves first. Through fostering the client’s inner: strength, wisdom, and insight, Jones believes that meaningful and sustainable change can occur. To support this, Jones uses components of: Schema therapy, DBT, and Mindful Self-Compassion. Jones is also trained through Phase II of Brainspotting, a cutting edge somatic and brain-based treatment for trauma. Jones has previously worked at a domestic violence shelter, youth shelter, and in community mental health. Jones is particularly passionate about working with those that are underrepresented in psychotherapy treatment due systemic oppression.