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Understanding Racial Trauma and Race-based Stress

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Program Offers 2.5 APA CE for Psychologists and 2.5 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers

*Please note, once this course is completed an APA Certificate will be automatically generated. If you require a BBS California CEU Certificate it may take up to two weeks to receive via email.*

Presented by Soneakqua J. White, M.A. LPC and Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD

This training session gives an introduction to the concept of racial trauma among communities of color. People of color experience ongoing acts of prejudice as well as systemic inequities based upon race and discrimination. Through this training, participants will learn about what the latest scholars and researchers have to say about racism and the subsequent racial trauma that impacts overall mental health and wellbeing for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) persons living in the US.

The training is self paced. Participants will be provided with a reading list and will review pre-recorded videos from the presenters. Additionally, participants will be required to engage in applied learning activities.  Completion of the training will provide participants will valuable knowledge for working with communities of color.

Professional Bio of Soneakqua White, MA, LPC-S is the owner and primary counselor of At the Table Counseling, PLLC. She is a co-founder of the Kelson Institute.

Soneakqua J. White, M.A., LPC has been in the mental health field for the past fourteen years.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences from Baylor University in 1998. She completed a Master of Arts in Counseling from Amberton University in 2002.  Her credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) was granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners in January 2006.  She received the certification to supervise counseling interns in 2008. Soneakqua opened At the Table Counseling as a part time psychotherapeutic private practice in April 2009 and successfully transitioned into the practice full time in April 2011. Soneakqua created a copyrighted basic skills program that she consistently runs in her private practice with her clients.

Professional Bio of Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD is a faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a co-founder of the Kelson Institute.

Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD is co-founder of the Kelson Institute. Dr. Haynes-Mendez has been in practice as a provider of psychological services and a professor of psychology for 20 years. Her specialties include the provision of culturally affirming psychotherapy as well as the teaching of psychology through a lens of diversity and inclusion. Her professional interests also include the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as global citizenship education. Dr. Haynes-Mendez completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is currently licensed as a psychologist through the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concept of racial trauma
  • Identify specific impacts of racial trauma among BIPOC communities
  • Develop support strategies for person’s experiencing racial trauma and race related stress incidents

Registration and Fees:

General Admission: $60.00 USD