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


Ecological Approach to Healing from Trauma–Moving from Surviving to Thriving

Course Details:

Date: May 18, 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 103: Ecological Approach to Healing from Trauma–Moving from Surviving to Thriving

Training Components

  • Revisit the impact of trauma from an Africana Framework
  • Trauma experienced by African American/Black males and the impact on the community
  • Healing the trauma experienced by African American/Black males and Criminal Justice System
  • Key components for Trauma-Informed ways of healing for African American/Black males that influences community healing
  • African American/Black male and the connection to family leading to cultural ways of healing from trauma
  • Transference, counter-transference and managing fear when working with African American/Black males impacting by trauma

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will increase their understanding trauma impacting African American/Black males
  • Participants will develop culturally specific skills to facilitate community wide healing including African American/Black males that impacts the community
  • Participants will learn the cultural specific components that facilitate hearing through a Trauma-Informed framework
  • Participants will learn how to utilize three skills to notice and address transference, counter-transference, and managing fear working with African American/Black males
  • Participants will learn different skills to assist people dealing with trauma that arises from systems of oppression
    • Moral Injury within African American/Black community

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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