MPG Consulting Presents:
Culturally and Racially Attuned CEU Credits
For Individuals and Organizations
Course Title: The Impact of Race and Ethnicity and Transference and Countertransference in Clinical Social Work Practice
Subject/Topic: Clinical Social Work Practice exploration and intervention surrounding race/ethnicity as a variable in the transference and countertransference matrix
Name and Qualifications of the Presenter:
Chanda D. Griffin LCSW is Co-Chair of the Multicultural Committee at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis where she is a graduate of Certificate Program in Psychoanalysis and a practicing psychoanalyst/ psychotherapist within New York City.
Ms. Griffin is an Adjunct Professor at the Silberman Graduate School of Social Work at Hunter College teaching the Practice Lab, a course emphasizing mindful practice and the anti-oppression lens within the context of clinical, community and administrative social work. Additionally, she provides trainings and consultations on best practices in social work and ethno-cultural transference/counter-transference
Description of course:
- Discuss critical race theory, and the importance of racial and ethnic identity as it pertains to social work practice and interpersonal dynamics taking place in the consulting room.
- Review theoretical concepts of transference and countertransference and introduce specific racial and ethnic factors that manifest in both inter-racial and intra-racial transference/ countertransference matrixes.
- Briefly summarize learning objectives from Week 1- critical race theory and specific examples of inter-racial and intra-racial transference /countertransference issues that manifest in clinical social work.
- Provide a small group exercise consisting of questions that encourage mindful practice around racial identity and anti-oppressive interventions in clinical social work.
Time frame: Each Session will be 3 hours offered 1 week apart.
The course is geared toward MSW, LMSW, and LCSW adult learners using brief lecture, group discussion, experiential exercises, case presentations and articles addressing subject matter and topic.
- Participants will understand concepts introduced in Critical Race Theory and Transference/ Countertransference.
- Participants will explore and understand the importance of racial identity for both clinician and client in social work practice both in inter-racial and intra-racial dyads.
- Participants will examine specific racial and ethnic issues that manifest in the transference/countertransference interaction/matrix.
- Participants will examine and understand personal racial identity and how it impacts social work practice.
- Participants will develop mindful practice skills and anti-oppressive interventions to address racial/ ethnic transference/ countertransference dynamics that emerge in social work practice.
Length of course:
The course will provide 6 contact hours: two sessions that are each three hours long.
Location: First Steps to Recovery, 312 W 47th St. Ground Floor, New York, NY 10036
Times and dates: Sat. 1/23/16 1-4 p.m., Sat. 1/30/16 1-4 p.m.