Los Angeles Chapter  California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

February CE Event

  • 02/17/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online Via Zoom


  • LA-CAMFT Members (Login Required)
  • Other CAMFT Chapter Members (Must enter name of chapter)
  • CSCSW Members (Must enter code to register)
  • Non-Members
  • Registration for event speakers, sponsors, others
  • Mentor

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LA-CAMFT February 2023
including Q&A

Friday, February 17, 2023
9:00 am-11:00 am

11:00-11:30 am (optional)
Participant Announcements

Via Zoom

2 CEs

What Every Therapist Needs to Know about Black Folks
and Other People of Color (BIPOC)

Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley, LMFT 

The experiences of BIPOC individuals in America are often dismissed, invalidated, and ridiculed leading to the stress that comes with feeling invisible, inadequate, and misunderstood. In a therapeutic setting the presentation of BIPOC individuals are often misunderstood causing misrepresentation, leading to misdiagnosis, medication mismanagement, and missing pieces existing in their mental health care. As therapists, our commitment is to “DO NO HARM,” however microaggressions, implicit bias, color-blindness, and well-intended missteps can show up in the therapy room and undermine the mental health treatment of BIPOC clients. These challenges can be overcome with intentional commitment to examining, understanding, and holding space for clients of color in an effort to bridge the cultural gap and exercise true cultural competence.

Educational Goal:

To help non-people of color better understand the impact of racialized trauma, implicit bias, and microaggressions on BIPOC clients to help with providing culturally sensitive, informed therapeutic treatment. At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify two key principles to support and assist BIPOC clients in a safe therapeutic environment.
  2. Utilize six specific tools to provide Allyship and understand implicit bias, microaggressions and how to avoid them.
  3. Understand and identify three principals of “Racial Invisibility” and how to eliminate it in therapeutic settings.

Shawn LaRe’ Brinkley, LMFT, Transformational Performance Coach, and Speaker/Trainer/Author is best described as a “people” person. Brinkley considers herself a lifelong learner as well as a teacher of her acquired life lessons. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in General Psychology, with an emphasis in Performance Psychology and recently traveled to Trinidad & Tobago to deliver her first TEDx TALK, entitled “When the Fairy-tale Fades”. Shawn LaRé operates a private group practice in Encino, CA. She lives life on “full tilt boogie” and believes love, laughter, and ADHD are her superpowers.

For more information, contact Di Wilson or Christina "Tina" Cacho Sakai.

Licensed Therapists, Associates, Students, & Related Professionals

Event Details: 
Friday, February 17, 2023, 9:00-11:30 am
8:30-9:00: Check-In
11:00-11:30 am  (optional) Participant Announcements

9:00: Meeting Begins
11:00 Presentation and Related Announcements End
11:30 (optional) Participant Announcements
11:00 Meeting Ends

Online Via Zoom

Your registration confirmation email will include the Zoom link and instructions for accessing the event.

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$25 for LA-CAMFT Members
Other CAMFT Chapter Members
CSCSW Members
$35 for Non-Members

2 CEs Provided

For any interested in expanding your professional networking opportunities, please join us from 11:00 to 11:30 and sign up to make an announcement when you register.

Registration is open throughout the event.

Register Online today for a Quick & Easy Check-In.

CAMFT Approved Continuing Education Provider 59450. This course meets the qualifications for 2 continuing education credits for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists. Participants will receive an evaluation form as part of the sign in/out form and must complete form at the conclusion of course in order to receive CE.

Refund policy: 48-hour notice required for refund of fee minus $5.00 administrative cost. Exceptions can be made for 48-hour notice in cases of emergency. Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Accommodations for Special Needs: Contact Di Wilson, Course Organizer, at NetworkingChair@LACAMFT.org.

Grievances: Program Administrator, Valerie "Billie" Klayman, manages all grievances—and will acknowledge, investigate and remedy grievances. Response to grievances will be made in writing within 30 days. Contact her at cfo@lacamft.org.

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