11/02/23 Love has a Color: Working with Clients who Experience Racism
Presented by Akilah Riley-Richardson
Persons who navigate racism experience considerable psychological challenges including anxiety, depression and other difficult, yet adaptive responses. Often ignored is the significant impact on their relationships and partnerships. This session will explore that impact, by highlighting the ways in this form of systemic trauma disrupts connection and one’s ability to be intimate with another person. In fact, feeling safe to connect to another human being can often feel like an elusive privilege for marginalized persons. For this session, this “elusive privilege” is defined as Relational Privilege. We will explore strategies to assess the degree of Relational Privilege that persons possess and the various ways in which systemic trauma disrupts intimacy. We will also explore strategies to build Liberatory connections, which are corrective relational experiences that address the impact of racism within the context of a relationship.
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
Define Relational privilege.
Outline strategies to assess the degree of relational privilege that BIPOC experience in the context of a relationship.
Outline means of building liberatory connections for BIPOC and their partners.
Explain and practice the process of Responsible Externalising
This session will go from 3:30 to 6:10 Pacific time, which includes 2.5 hours and allows for a 10-minute break somewhere in the middle, at a time that is appropriate for the material.
SPC Members can attend for 50% off. To get the member price, sign in to your account and select Member CE from the Membership Menu. Become a Member