Toward Antiracism & Liberation in Your Clinical Work


Parisa Emam

Parisa Emam

Speaker: Parisa Emam

In this workshop, Parisa Emam (LMFT-WA) will combine lecture, self-reflection and interactive participation to identify how mental health clinicians can adopt an antiracist stance in their work. Drawing from her experience leading an equity and inclusion task force in a mental health agency, Parisa will provide a foundation for understanding concepts such as white supremacy, antiracism, and racial microaggressions, and dive into strategies clinicians can use to begin unlearning white-centric ways of practicing mental health therapy. Clinicians will come away from this workshop with the tools to use mindful self-awareness to continue on the path toward antiracist practice. Parisa specializes in serving LGBTQIA, BIPOC, and disabled clients in her private practice, and she brings her lived experience as a queer, disabled, mixed-race woman into both her clinical work and training offerings.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how concepts such as white supremacy, microaggressions, and antiracism take shape in a mental health therapy context
  2. Identify both self-of-the-therapist and larger systemic changes to advance antiracism in the mental health field
  3. Name common challenges for white mental health clinicians in addressing race, and pinpoint strategies they can use to increase self-awareness and growth
  4. Highlight resilience strategies for mental health clinicians of color
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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