Racial Trauma And Communities Of Color: Assessment And Treatment (Mental Health America)

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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Racial Trauma And Communities Of Color: Assessment And Treatment (Mental Health America)

The experience of White supremacy and systemic racism contributes to a unique form of trauma for Black and Brown individuals called racial trauma. This form of trauma can lead to difficulties in racial identity development as well as challenges in regard to meaning making and self-advocacy when experiencing racism and discrimination.

This presentation will engage participants in a discussion concerning defining racial trauma and race-related stress, exploring the psychological and physical impact of racial trauma, and highlighting the components of racial trauma therapy.  

This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs but are happy to provide a certificate of attendance upon request.

Can't make the webinar? Register anyway! We'll send you the recording and slides within 24 hours of the live session.

Presenter: Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD, MPA, ABPP

  • Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD, MPA, ABPP, is Spalding University’s Chief Diversity Officer and an Assistant Professor in Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Kniffley's area of expertise is research and clinical work with Black males and the treatment of race-based stress and trauma. Dr. Kniffley also serves as an organizational diversity consultant and works with law enforcement departments on addressing conflicts between communities of color and police officers.  Dr. Kniffley has written numerous books, book chapters, and articles on Black male mental health, Black males and the criminal justice system, and academic achievement. Additionally, Dr. Kniffley was recently selected as one of Louisville’s top 40 under 40 for 2020 as well as a recipient of the 2020 MediStar Healthcare Advocacy Award.
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Last Updated: 02/19/21