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Assessment and Treatment of Racial Trauma

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 9:00 AM until 12:15 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada) (UTC-07:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Elizabeth Conover
720-588-8375 (p)
CSCSW Workshops & Conferences
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only

This training is open to all Masters Level mental health professionals and Masters/PhD students in all mental health disciplines

Workshop Summary:

The training led by clinical psychologist, Dr. Lillian Gibson, will provide mental health professionals with a practical framework to confidently assess and treat racial trauma along with minority stress. 

The first phase of training will focus on the importance of recognizing both the likenesses and dissimilarities of clients’ and clinicians’ worldviews, race, and ethnicity within the context of assessing the impacts of race based stressors.  Attendees will learn how to apply culturally-specific approaches when exploring clients’ trauma experiences.

The second phase of training will be positioned on clinicians diving deeper to assess trauma through clinical interviews and assessments to in-turn develop a client-centered treatment plan. 

Training will use case vignettes to guide the presentation, and demonstrate how common clinical mistakes can be made when cultural considerations are not appropriately utilized. 

Participants will leave the training with practical approaches to discuss racial identity and trauma with all clients while taking into account the biopsychosocial impacts of racial trauma and minority stress.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify diagnostic criteria considerations for racial trauma and minority stress symptomology
2. Outline assessment considerations for racial trauma and minority stress symptomology
3. Provide intervention recommendations for racial trauma and minority stress symptomology

About Dr. Gibson:

Dr. Lillian Gibson is a licensed psychologist routinely referred to as a captivating speaker and “mood make-over” expert. 

With over a decade of specialized clinical expertise under her belt (evidenced based therapies), Dr. Gibson takes great pride in effectively treating trauma, depression, insomnia, nightmares secondary to trauma, minority stress, imposter syndrome and mood disorders that accompany chronic medical conditions.  Dr. Gibson gracefully approaches treatment from a multi-prong perspective to include person-centered factors to uncover the root of problems that lead individuals to counseling. She is known to effectively guide clients away from feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and sad into a life of peace, wholeness, and happiness. 

She received her doctorate, undergraduate and masters degrees from two Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

For the past 20 years she has studied national and international factors that inspire personal change and growth in places such as Calgary, Canada, Johannesburg, South Africa, Senegal, West Africa, Manchester, England, and at Johns Hopkins University.

Throughout the year Dr. Gibson is often found providing paradigm-shifting trainings for corporations, leadership groups, healthcare organizations, and professional associations that honor wellness, a sense of belonging, and social justice initiatives.

Dr. Gibson is passionate about highlighting the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion with a mental health wellness framework in corporate, private, and community settings. Her combined experiences position her to be a highly sought after consultant, corporate trainer, and international speaker.

Student Discount Requirements:
Current social work students may attend for a discounted rate after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc).

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be offer for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance. No refunds will be offered for day of cancellations. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact Elizabeth Conover at