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African American/Black Male Trauma 102 – 6 NBCC Clock Hours


Increase Skills to Aid the Healing of Trauma Impacts Among African American/Black Males  

Course Details:

Date: April 20, 2018

Venue: Concordia University Columbia River Campus–11703 NE Glenn Widing Dr, Portland, OR 97220

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, check-in from 8:30 AM – 9 AM, 1 hour break for lunch 12-1 PM, Continental breakfast provided

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Course Description

Healthy Minds Group, LLC has been approved by the National Board For Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6922. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Healthy Minds Group, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

African American/Black Male Trauma 102: Increase Skills to Aid the Healing of Trauma Impacts Among African American/Black Males  

Training Components

  • Revisit the Africana Paradigm
  • Viewing trauma through the Africana Paradigm
  • Increasing our knowledge about the impact of Posttraumatic Slave
  • African American/Black males healing from the impact of Posttraumatic Slave Syndrome by centering African American/Black experience
  • Managing racial trauma through recoding race-based schemas
  • Using an Africana framework when assessing African American/Black male’s reaction to traumatic events
  • Keys to developing positive African American/Black male masculinities
  • Facilitating African American/Black males in their efforts in maintaining healthy masculinities

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their skills to manage the effect of cognitive dissonance
  • Participants will increase their knowledge about the Africana Paradigm
  • Participants will increase their understanding of the functions of the brain when African American/Black males experience trauma
  • Participants will learn how systems of oppression impedes healing from trauma
  • Participants will learn three techniques to facilitate African American/Black males in their process to heal from trauma
  • Participants will learn two techniques to address somatic expressions of trauma experience by African American/Black males
  • Participants will be able to apply an Africana framework when enhancing African American/Black male masculinities

Group Activities

1. Calling the Spirit Home

2. Felt sense

Content Developer and Speaker:

Andre Pruitt, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Empowerment Theory, and has been providing direct services for the past 16 years. He specializes in trauma in his private practice. Andre is currently a doctoral student focusing on how African Americans make meaning out of memory loss. Andre is also a research scientist regarding healthy aging African American community and the effects of Alzheimer’s, memory loss and dementia. Andre has provided diversity consultation and training for more than two decades. In Seattle and Portland, Andre has been a strong advocate for equitable health care for people living with HIV/AIDS focusing on ethnic communities, woman, gay and bisexual men.  

Our cancellation policy

We reserve the right to cancel a Continuing Education Course and refund all fees in the event of insufficient registration. Participants who cancel their registration will receive a 90% refund when notice is given at least 7 days prior to the course date.

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