This training will take place on Monday, May 16th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. MT / 2:00-3:00 p.m. CT.
Therapists are not always conscious of the beliefs they hold about themselves and their clients. Clients bring their conscious and unconscious beliefs into the therapeutic relationship. During this training, facilitators will present examples of implicit bias and arguments critical of the theory. Participants will examine one’s own self-understanding of implicit bias and reflect on thoughts and feelings when implicit bias is experienced in the workplace. Participants will review workplace mission statements to compare with personal work and life values. Facilitators will introduce the developmental process of identifying and challenging cultural bias. Facilitators will discuss how trauma-informed treatment can only be provided by therapists with antiracist values and interventions. Participants will be able to share clinical interview examples of racial sensitivity to exchange and adopt from other work teams. Additional references, resources, and tools will be provided.
Terri Davis, Ph.D.
Terri M Davis, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and program director of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program at the University of Denver. She teaches classes, including a year-long required sequence for second-year doctoral students focused on culturally immersive and historically problematic and evolving concepts, interactions between personal and social realities, and implications for therapists’ growth and use of self in psychotherapy for individual clients, families, and communities. Dr. Davis is currently Chair of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Training Advisory Committee. The MFP provides mentorship, funding, and community for master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral students of color.
Helen Hsu, Psy.D.
Helen Hsu, Psy.D. is Director of Outreach at Stanford University. She is President-elect of the American Psychological Association Div. 45 (Society for the Study of Race, Culture and Ethnicity), a past president of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA), and past Chair of the Training Advisory Committee at the American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellowship Program. Helen also served on the APA Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression.
As a bi-cultural, bi-lingual clinician, Helen has worked within the Alameda County Behavioral Healthcare system overseeing K-12 school based clinical services. Her work has focused primarily on intersectional diverse communities, culturally responsive treatment, parenting education, school-based clinical services, grief and loss, and mentorship and leadership training of psychology students. Helen is on the advisory board for the JED foundation which focuses on teen and young adult suicide prevention. She consults extensively with corporate, educational, and clinical training sites.