Sadly, just broaching the issue seems complicated, much less talking about it openly, honestly, and respectfully. Yet, since race permeates so much of our lives and complicates who we are as therapists, we need to find ways to speak up about it with colleagues and clients, without succumbing to anger or defensiveness. In this workshop, we’ll take a look at how race organizes our lives inside <I>and<I> outside therapy. You’ll learn strategies to resolve race-related issues within relationships, communities, and institutions. We’ll also address whether racism should be challenged in therapy--and, if so, how and when. (This session will continue with Workshop 303.)
Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D., is the director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships and professor of family therapy at Drexel University. He’s the coauthor of Teens Who Hurt: Clinical Interventions to Break the Cycle of Adolescent Violence and Re-Visioning Family Therapy: Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice.