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New Lectures in the APSAC Systemic Racism Certificate Program & Lecture Series | September 28, 2021

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Join us on September 28 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM ET for the next two lectures in the APSAC Certificate Program.

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Ignorance is Not Bliss: The Impact of Implicit Bias on Mental Health Service Delivery
Presenter: Akeem Marsh, MD, FAPA
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Social determinants of mental health are directly correlated to extensive history of structural and systemic racism. This course provides a context for current racial disparities in mental health and reviews the source of so-called risk factors that disproportionately affect communities of color. Grounded in principles of social justice and racial equity, clinicians will understand the influence of biases and be encouraged to examine their role in both the mental health field and their own clinical practice. Through the use of clinical vignettes, practical applications for engagement on issues of race and racism will be explored.

The People in Your Neighborhood: Working with Sexual and Gender Minority Youth
Presenter: Amy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC
2:00-3:30 pm ET

This session will focus on building awareness of the context and experiences of sexual and gender minority victims of sexual violence, and offer training participants strategies for providing forensic interviews, services and advocacy in a meaningful and culturally sensitive manner. In this session, we will examine the factors that place sexual and gender minority youth at greater risk for maltreatment and barriers these youth may face following victimization and trauma. This session will offer training participants an opportunity to examine current practices and learn practical skills to improve responses for sexual and gender minority survivors of violence.

​Psychology and Social Work CE credits are available for these sessions. Participants must attend in-person to receive credits. Participants will receive a certificate after attending 8 hours of sessions. Participants have the option to attend the sessions live or to view recordings on APSAC’s Learning Management System (LMS). Only individuals who join the live session will be eligible to earn CE credit.