Examining White Supremacy Culture and White Race Socialization as an Ethical Imperative

Examining White Supremacy Culture and White Race Socialization as an Ethical Imperative

 

Three (3) Hour Ethics Workshop for Texas Psychologists, LPCs, LCSWs, and LMFTs

Virtual Event

Friday, December 10, 2021  - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Workshop Description

Ethical standards and multicultural guidelines dictate that psychologists examine our own race socialization and increase awareness of our own implicit biases to better serve clients. This training intentionally centers aspects of whiteness in order to consciously identify ways therapists have internalized and been impacted by white supremacy culture and how this can show up in clinical settings.

Many white-identified therapists view themselves as “raceless” and have received little training in clinical issues and relational dynamics that can arise in treating racial trauma as a white-identified mental health provider. As such, Dr. Fatter will specifically focus on aspects of white supremacy culture, white race socialization, white privilege, and white fragility, and provide examples of ways these can show up in clinical settings. Dr. Helms white racial identity model will be reviewed for white-identified therapists in particular to self-assess their own racial identity development. Dr. Fatter will provide examples of how to do a relational repair when harm has occurred.

Dr. Fatter will lead an experiential exercise as a means to self-assess one’s social location with regards to one’s intersectionality of identities. In addition, Resmaa Menakem’s H-I-P-P theory of how racial trauma is somatically held in the body will be presented to better understand somatic countertransference. Dr. Fatter will discuss the practice of cultural humility and the clinical cost of being ‘colorblind’. Ethical considerations will be discussed when navigating responding to clients’ overtly racist comments.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify ethical standards that dictate the need for introspection of one’s own race socialization
  • Describe qualities of white supremacy culture, white privilege and white fragility and ways they can show up in clinical settings
  • Identify one’s own social location through an experiential exercise
  • Explain ways to do a relational repair when harm has occurred
  • Better navigate ethical decision making when directly addressing overtly racist comments with clients

Presenter

Daphne Fatter, Ph.D. is a mid-career licensed psychologist who identifies as a white American. She earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. She competed her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at the Trauma Center, under the direct supervision of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. Dr. Fatter is Certified in EMDR and is a Certified IFS therapist and an approved IFS clinical consultant. She has been trained by Challenging Racism to facilitate conversations on racism and has co-facilitated a Race Dialogues course at Penn State. She is a current student of Somatic Abolitionism with Resmaa Menakem. She has used IFS, EMDR and Cognitive Processing therapy to address racial trauma while serving as the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator at the Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient clinic and in her private practice in Dallas, Texas. She has taught on white race socialization in an online format to hundreds of therapists for continuing education and professional development including for the Texas Psychological Association, the Diversity, Community, and Culture special interest group within the EMDR International Association, Pat’s Place Children’s Advocacy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina and for TZK seminars.

Why is a white psychologist teaching this?

Because of systemic racism, the field of psychology is predominately comprised of white-identified therapists. Dr. Fatter is teaching this to help relieve the burden on people of color of teaching white people about our whiteness. Dr. Fatter approaches this training with humility in the spirit of collaboration from a “Calling In” framework. As such, through inviting in curiosity and acknowledging the impact of our individual and collective race socialization, we can better increase our racial literacy to show up, speak up and approach our roles in power positions as psychologists with an anti-racism framework. As coined by Dr. France Winddance Twine, racial literacy is a set of practices intended to help people identify, skillfully respond to, and counter everyday racism.

Registration Fees

Please ensure DPA membership is current before registering at the discounted member rate. Your registration will be cancelled if you register for the wrong category. Join DPA Now or Renew Membership to receive the discount!

Early Registration (by 12/07/21): DPA Member Professional $75; Non-Member Professional - $105; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $25; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $55

Delayed Registration (after 12/07/21): DPA Member Professional - $95; Non-Member Professional - $125; DPA Student/Intern/Postdoc Member - $45; Non-Member Student/Intern/Postdoc - $75

Additional Info

Workshop starts promptly at 12:00 pm. Registrants will receive a link to the online workshop once registrations are processed. Professional development/CEUs will be provided at the time of the event.

Accreditation Statement

Psychologists - This activity qualifies for 3.0 hours of professional development credit in Ethics for Texas Psychologists. Dallas Psychological Association, Inc. (DPA) maintains responsibility for the program and its content as per TSBEP rule 461.11(c)(2)(A). Counselors - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rule 681.142. Social Workers - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Social Workers rules 781.509 and 781.511(a)-(c). Marriage and Family Therapists - This activity consists of 3.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction. DPA activities meet the continuing education requirements as outlined in Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists rule 801.264. For all license categories, full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance. Please retain the certificate of completion and use as proof of completion when required.

Event Properties

Event Date 12/10/2021 12:00 pm
Event End Date 12/10/2021 3:00 pm
Speaker Daphne Fatter, PhD
Number Hours 3.0 Hours in Ethics
Location Virtual Workshop

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