Meaningful Clinical Practice With Multiracial Clients

Dana Stone

Dana Stone

Speaker: Dana Stone, Ph.D.

Dana Stone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist and associate professor and fieldwork coordinator in the marriage and family therapy program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Stone’s investment in writing, reading, and researching about multiracial individuals and their families stems from her personal experience as a multiracial Black-white female growing up in an interracial family. Dr. Stone has made contributions to the multidisciplinary field of multiracial studies and critical mixed-race theory through published articles, guest lectures, conference presentations, and workshops on the multiracial experience and the experiences of interracial families. Dr. Stone also centers multicultural humility, critical consciousness, and social justice in her teaching, supervision, advising, and other research. Her current work is particularly focused on supporting minoritized early career therapists bring their whole selves into to their work; to find their voices and flourish in the mental health field.

In this workshop, I will help AHW clinicians expand their knowledge and skills for working with multiracial/multiethnic adolescents and young adults. While the multiracial individual’s experience is complex, researchers generally contend that this group may encounter stressors such as racial discrimination, stigmatization, microaggressions from outside and within the family, as well as personal, familial, social, and/or political pressure regarding their individual racial or identity. This is also a diverse group of people who are activists, social change agents, and resilient. Participants will learn more about who the multiracial population is—what defines this group collectively and as individuals. As well, participants will be immersed in the stories of this subgroup of the U.S. population through first person narratives, review of the latest research, and interactive activities. Participants will learn meaningful interventions and useful models of therapy to support multiracial clients’ unique challenges. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to engage in some case consultation.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify three therapeutic interventions for supporting multiracial former and current foster youth.
  2. Describe two models of therapy that are aimed at helping multiracial clients with the unique challenges that they face.
  3. Apply therapeutic models and therapy through case consultation for AHW multiracial/multiethnic clients.
We're sorry, but A Home Within cannot currently offer CE credits to Psychologists for homestudy/asynchronous learning (i.e. watching our recordings at home). Psychologists can earn CE credits for attendance at live AHW CE events. We are working with APA to secure the necessary approval to again offer homestudy CEs to Psychologists beginning spring 2022.
LCSWs and MFTs can earn CE credits either by attending live events or watching the recordings at home.

These events are free, and registration is available up until 24 hours prior to the start of the event. There is no penalty for cancellations. Content level is suitable for working mental health professionals with advanced degrees. There will be no breaks during the programs.

Live courses are interactive and recorded courses are non-interactive. In order to complete and receive credit for live courses, attendees must remain for the duration of each event and complete the course evaluation directly following each event. A link to the evaluation will be shared in the Zoom chat box during the live webinar. To earn home-study credits for recorded webinars, viewers must watch each course and complete the evaluation and posttest for each course. Viewers have 3 chances to pass the posttest with a score of 75% or higher. Once the evaluations or the evaluations and postttests are completed, we will generate and issue certificates via email within one week of completion. 

Credit is calculated by the hours of the event (1 hour = 1 credit, 2 hours = 2 credits, etc.). The time it takes to complete the course evaluation and/or the posttest does not count toward CE credits. 

To participate in a live webinar, a system that runs Zoom is required. To watch a recorded event for home-study, a system that plays recorded videos is required.

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APA: A Home Within is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. A Home Within maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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