ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
Unconscious or unspoken racism compromises clinical discussions and outcomes. Learning to listen for the clues and skillfully bring up race as opportunities to connect meaningfully with your clients of color and provide them with the high quality of care they deserve. Create a safe environment where clients can be seen fully, as they are, without pretense. People of color, traditionally, don't feel welcomed and tend to avoid mainstream clinical resources and consequently are unable to access much needed sometimes critical resources. As a non-topic in therapy, it inhibits and deters authentic communication and inhibits therapeutic connections.
- How unconscious or unspoken racism compromises clinical discussions and outcomes
- Create a safe environment where clients can be seen fully, as they are, without pretense
- Become aware of one's own biases
- Presentation slides
- 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge Handout
- Crossroads to Reinforcing Cycles in Relationships Handout
- Poem: "PLEASE HEAR WHAT I’M NOT SAYING" by Cardinal Deardon
Sherronda Jamerson, MA, CDP
Sherronda Jamerson obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from City University College in Seattle, WA, and became certified as a Chemical Dependency Professional in 2007. Her experiences include developing, implementing, and presenting EDI trainings to associations of healthcare professionals, healthcare providers, schools, and community-based organizations. She has also presented at state and national behavioral health conferences on the topics of DEI and Healthcare Equity. She presents with confidence and passion.