October 19, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Racially Sensitive Supervision, Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD

The rapidly changing demographics of our society as well as the current outburst of racial unrest make it virtually mandatory for supervisors and clinicians to develop effective strategies for attending to issues of race throughout all domains of the clinical process. Even when the desire and commitment to be more racially attuned are clear, possessing the “know how” to achieve such a lofty and often-difficult undertaking leaves many supervisors in a quandary.

This workshop will provide an overview of the core principles of racially sensitive supervision and provide participants with strategies for integrating race and other dimensions of diversity into the supervisory process. Special attention will be devoted to an exploration of the relevant Self of the Supervisor issues that may facilitate and/or impede the process of supervision.

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Seminar Agenda

TIME: 9:00am – 4:00pm PT


Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe and apply at least three core principles that define racially competent supervision.
  2. Utilize a five-step conceptual model for effectively addressing racially and culturally based relational ruptures, harm, and injuries that may occur in therapy and/or supervision.
  3. Apply strategies that will equip supervisors and clinicians to effectively facilitate difficult and sensitive race related conversations in clinical practice and beyond.
  4. Prepare supervisors to effectively intervene and constructively address toxic racially based microaggressions and messages that threaten to sabotage therapy and supervision.
  5.  Identify the role and purpose of a utilizing a Self of the Therapist Approach to advancing racially sensitive supervision and clinical practice.
  6.  Identify and analyze racially-based Self of the Therapist/Supervisor issues that can impede and/or facilitate one’s ability to effectively navigate issues of race in therapy and supervision.

Continuing Education Information

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs is approved by the California Psychological Association, Office of Professional Development, to sponsor continuing professional education for psychologists in California. The California Psychological Association is authorized by the Board of Behavioral Sciences to approve continuing education providers. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Programs designate this live activity for 6 hours continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.


Registration is closed for this event.