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African American/Black Male Trauma 103 – 6 NBCC Clock Hours


Ecological approach to healing from trauma

Course Details:

Date: May 18, 2018

Venue: Multnomah County Boardroom—1st floor; 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR 97214

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, check-in from 8 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.

Trauma Impacting African American Males 103: Ecological approach to healing from trauma

Training Components

Part 2 Posttraumatic Slave Syndrome and the dimension of Black Family

Trauma experienced by African American/Black males and the impact on the Community  

Trauma experienced by African American/Black males and Criminal Justice System

Trauma Informed ways of healing for African American males that influences community healing

Redefining Black masculinities that promotes community healing

Facilitating African American/Black males in their efforts in maintaining healthy masculinities

Transference, countertransference and managing fear when working with trauma impacting African American/Black males

Trauma informed care and the African American/Black male communities

Learning Objectives:

Participants will develop culturally specific skills to facilitate community wide healing including African American/Black males that impacts the community

Participants will develop clinical skills to develop social equity through a trauma informed framework

Participants will increase skills addressing ethical dilemmas using clinical scenarios

Participants will learn how the power of embracing feelings of discomfort leads to healing racial trauma

Participants will learn different skills to assist people dealing with trauma that arises from systems of oppression

Participants will increase skills in addressing community violence (racial, gang, police, school…)

Participants will increase skills to manage selfcare activities

Participants will increase skills in managing and recognizing biases

Participants will also increase assessment skills when working with African American/Black male.

Group Activities

1. Awakening to my power

2. Redefining my community

3. Ethical Delmas

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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