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Liberation Psychology: Clinical Considerations for Treating Race-Based Stress, 3.0 CE
Friday, August 30, 2024, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Virtual Continuing Education Event

Liberation Psychology: Clinical Considerations for Treating Race-Based Stress, 3.0 CE
Friday, August 30, 2024 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM EST on Zoom
Presented by Broderick Sawyer, PhD
Sponsored by the Kentucky Psychological Foundation's Community Mental Health Project

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Race-based stress is a global phenomenon, perpetuated by unconsciousness and an assumed “unbiased” cultural framing within Western culture. This training will define and unpack “Liberation Psychology” to help attendees recognize U.S. cultural norms as biased and in service of specific cultural goals, and how these cultural goals unintentionally harm non-white clients (and other intersectionally-oppressed populations) in psychotherapy. Next, attendees will receive specific instructions and follow up practices to develop 2 skills which overcome bias, improve clinical mirroring, and lead to intersectional compassionate attunement, body-focused mindfulness, and self-compassion. This workshop fulfills the 3 hours required for psychology professionals under KRS 319.032 on the topic of social and cultural factors that affect health, functioning, and quality of life. Skill level: Intermediate

Workshop Objectives

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to...

  • Discuss the breadth of Western/European cultural experiences which may be projected onto non-white clients suffering from racial stress.
  • Discuss practical mindfulness and compassion-based techniques which reduce the likelihood of projecting harmful cultural values onto non-white clients.
  • Assess how clinical mirroring is driven by a framework rooted in neuroscience and the mental health of the clinician.
  • Discuss the framework of liberation psychology, and how personal mindfulness/compassion-based practices increase the utilization of this framework.
  • Practice liberatory therapeutic approaches while not sacrificing preferred theoretical orientation or methods.

About the Presenter

Broderick Sawyer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, clinical trainer, and consultant located in Louisville, Kentucky. With a diverse training background cutting across multiple theoretical orientations (e.g., CBT, psychodynamic, mindfulness, compassion, somatic approaches, etc.), he provides training, consultation, and mentorship to mental health professionals. He also provides immersive training in Applied Liberation Psychology for intersectional cultural competence to assist professionals working with diverse patients. For training and consulting inquiries he can be contacted through his website: Brodericksawyer.com Having received his doctorate in 2018 from the University of Louisville, Dr. Sawyer has quickly established himself as a prolific contributor, already amassing over 200 speaking and training engagements, and producing nearly 20 peer reviewed articles and book chapters thus far in his career. Additionally, Dr. Sawyer is routinely invited as a guest contributor for media outlets, most notably several guest interviews with CNN. Further, along with a visiting faculty appointment at the Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science, he has collaborated with PsychWire and the Psychotherapy Networker to disseminate Liberation Psychology-focused teachings towards culturally competent mental healthcare.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, Other Mental Health Professionals


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Event Location

This event will take place virtually on Zoom. Attendees will receive Zoom information upon registration. 

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who sign in more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before August 29th, 2024, will receive a 90% refund. No refunds are available after August 29th, 2024. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40222 or via email to [email protected].

CE Credits/Attendance

This program has been approved for 3.0 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). 

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors: 
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.