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25th Annual Clinical Supervision Conference

Counseling teen in officeSeton Hall University's Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy is hosting their 25h Annual Supervision Conference entitled, Addressing Racial Trauma in Clinical Supervision: Considerations for an Anti-Racist Practice. This conference will take place virtually, via Zoom on Friday, October 13th, 2022, from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST, (virtual link sent after registration). This program will provide 4 hours of continuing education credits and is co-sponsored by New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) and Seton Hall University.

The Supervision Conference will build upon the foundation of a completed doctoral program in applied psychology by moving attendees beyond their training in clinical supervision theory, research, and practice to address clinical supervision. The workshop will include a didactic review of foundational constructs (i.e., race, racism, racial identity, supervision and the supervisory alliance) and will provide empirical data outlining the harmful effects of racist encounters within the supervisory dynamic. Experiential exercises during the workshop will focus on the facilitation of racial self-awareness and processing race-related aspects of case conceptualization in supervision and counseling. 

The Conference will feature Alex Pieterse, Ph.D., a Licensed Psychologist and Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Culture at Boston College. Dr. Pieterse’s research focuses on psychosocial aspects of race and racism, racial trauma, and anti-racism training and self-awareness.

Attendees can expect to get an in-depth overview of anti-racist practice for supervisors and clinicians. The Conference is at the intermediate level and is appropriate for psychologists, counselors, mental health professionals and graduate students who have some familiarity with clinical supervision.

The Department of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy hopes this Conference will help participants: 1) Document psychological outcomes associated with experiences of racism; 2) Describe the elements of the Race-Based Traumatic Stress Model; 3) List 5 factors associated with racial dynamics within clinical supervision; 4) Outline 3 approaches to addressing race and reducing racial trauma in supervision and psychotherapy practice; and 5) Identify 5 examples of anti-racist practice for supervisors and clinicians.

Seton Hall University makes our CE programs accessible to individuals with disabilities, according to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact Peggy Farrelly, Ph.D., at [email protected] if special accommodation is required. This conference is supported in part through generous contributions from Mrs. Raymond Hanbury.

Those interested in attending may register here.

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