Jun 8 2017: 8:45am–12:00pm

Bradley Hospital Department of Social Work and Counseling Conference

Mental Health and Behavioral Health

Trauma-Based, Culturally Competent Care to Children, Adolescents and Families

Bradley Hospital is pleased to announce that the Bradley Hospital Department of Social Work is hosting its first annual Social Work and Counseling Conference. This training is geared towards social workers, mental health counselors, and family therapists in addition to other mental health providers. 

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Keynote and Highlights

World renowned speaker Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy will present the ketnote address. Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to repressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life altering and debilitating experience that affects countless numbers of people of color over multiple generations. Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with the people of color who live in the midst of sociocultural conditions that are injurious to their psyches and souls.

Even when clinical work is trauma-informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify and critically assess the invisible wounds associated with racial trauma;
  2. Recognize specific strategies designed to effectively treat and/or manage racially-based trauma wounds;
  3. Recognize strategies for identifying Self of the Therapist/Provider issues that may facilitate and/or impede the effective management of racially based trauma issues in the helping and therapeutic relationship.

This event is intended for psychologists, physicians, social workers and other interested health care professionals and has an intermediate instructional level. Professional development credits are available.

Registration Information

The fee for this event is $65. A discount is available for Lifespan employees. Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. Beverages and light snacks will be offered.

Register online now or call the call the department of behavioral education at 401-432-1087 to register by phone. For refund/cancellation information please email bradleyconferencesup@lifespan.org or call Liz DeFreitas at 401-432-1087. Online registration closes on Tuesday, June 6​.

Conference fees are not refundable. Should unforeseen circumstances cause you to no longer be available on the date of your conference, you may send an alternate attendant to the event at no additional charge. To request such a change, please email Pat Perry at pperry@lifespan.org.

Professional Development Credits

This program has been approved in accordance with the Regulations of the Rhode Island Social Work Board of Licensure. This presentation meets the criteria for credits in Cross Cultural Practice.

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Criteria and Policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Bradley Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Rhode Island Hospital  maintains responsibility for this program and its content.”

Disability Accomodation

To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the Rhode Island Hospital CME office at 401-444-4260.

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