Anti-Racism Educational Resources

Antiracism Educational Resources for Therapists and Clients

Click the links below to access free relevant and timely information for both therapists and clients regarding racial trauma, social dynamics that impact mental health, and clinical best-practices.

California Therapists Disavow Racial Injustice

CAMFT has issued 2 Social Policy Statements as well as a public press release to disavow racial injustice and outline the critical importance of culturally responsive training for mental health clinicians.

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CAMFT’s statements
CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat
CDC Declares Racism a Serious Public Health Threat

New CDC portal supports initiatives for health equity.

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Connecting with Black and Brown Therapists

A Comprehensive List of Websites that Showcase Black and Brown Therapists, Special thanks to Brittany Cobb, LCSW @ablackfemaletherapist!

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"Black Minds Matter"

CAMFT Webinar presented by Dr. Luke Wood on June 20, 2020.

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"Asian American Resilience - Therapist Efficacy in a Time of Crisis"

CAMFT Webinar presented by Dr. Helen Hsu on Thursday, April 8, 2021.

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"How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice"

Presented by Online Counseling Programs.

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"Yale Open Courses: African American History: From Emancipation to the Present"

A 25-week free course taught by Dr. Jonathan Holloway.

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"Uncovering the Trauma of Racism: New Tools for Clinicians" an article by Monica Williams in  Psychology Today

Amy was a 21-year-old, Japanese American college student at a large, public university in New England. She decided to seek out therapy after an emotionally charged..

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Books and Articles

A list of articles, books, and helpful materials for therapists, clients and parents.

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"The Effects of Racism on Mental Health: How to Cope"

Karen Martinez, MD, MSc, and Jessica Graham-LoPresti, PhD in a webinar hosted by The Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

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"I Can’t Breathe: Understanding Cultural Trauma, Grief and Mourning Experienced by African Americans"

Webinar by Dr. Dwayne Buckingham from the Empathy and Resilience.

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Therapy For Black Girls Podcast

A weekly chat about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible versions of ourselves. Please consider the following episodes:
Session 69 - "Healing Integenerational Trauma"
Session 42 - "Race-Related Stress"
Session 21 - "How Racism Impacts Our Mental Health"

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"Racialized Trauma 5-Day eCourse"

Education through a trauma and body-psychology lens by Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, author of My Grandmother’s Hands.

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"Social and Behavioral Determinants of Toxic Stress with a Focus on Racial-Ethnic Considerations" 

Recorded Science Talk by Dr. David Williams of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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"Treating Mental Health in the Black Community"

An Ask the Experts Panel by SimplePractice Learning featuring Donna Oriowo, PhD, LICSW, Shawan Worsley, PhD, LMFT, and Michael Jones, EdS, LPC-S.

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"White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism"

Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book at the Seattle Public Library.

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"So You Want to Talk About Race"

Ijemo Oluo discusses why it's so hard to talk about race and why we must do it anyway..

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NAMI Gives Statement on Recent Racist Incidents and Mental Health Resources for African Americans

NAMI lists Black Mental Health resource groups and treatment directories, as well as additional articles, books, and video resources for allies and mental health professionals.

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