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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Racial & Cultural Diversity Ethics 2: Conceptualizing & Working with Intergenerational Trauma Through an Antiracist Clinical Lens

When: December 3, 2021 / 8:30am – 4:00pm

How/Where: Live Webinar via Zoom *Invitation to join webinar will be sent after registration 

 Continuing Education: 6 Ethics or Core CE Credits Awarded. (For Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers). No partial credit awarded.

Fee: Professionals –  $165 / Richmont Alumni/Faculty/Staff – $140 / Richmont Students – $115


Presenter: Sonja A. Sutherland, Ph.D. LPC, BC-TMH, ACS

Dr. Sutherland is a Professor of Counseling and Diversity Consultant & Trainer. In the field for 22 years, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, a Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor (BC-TMH), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Sutherland’s 22 years of clinical and supervisory experience has been in private practice, psychiatric residential, in-home, and outpatient mental health settings. Within the last 5 years, Dr. Sutherland has provided training, researched, and published in the areas of racial trauma, cultural competence development and training, the provision of culturally-informed clinical intervention and supervision, and social justice advocacy.

Workshop Description:

Utilizing didactics, case studies, and experiential exercises, this workshop will provide clarity on intergenerational and historical trauma, its development within families and communities, and how these can present in the clinical and supervision rooms. The relationship between epigenetics and intergenerational trauma and resilience will be covered as part of clarifying clinical conceptualization and treatment of race-based stress and trauma. Considerations for working with supervisees will be reviewed. The development of antiracist clinical and supervisory lenses needed for doing this work will be discussed within the context of the Cross-Cultural Civility-Mindset Developmental Model developed by Dr. Sonja Sutherland. Instruments for the assessment of micro-aggressive related trauma for clarifying racial trauma presentation will also be introduced.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the development of antiracist clinical and supervisory lenses through the primary tenants of the Cross-Cultural Civility Mindset Development Model.
  • Describe the differences between intergenerational trauma and historical trauma.
  • Identify ways both racial and intergenerational trauma can present in clients.
  • Describe the role of epigenetics in the presentation of intergenerational trauma and the development of intergenerational resilience.
  • Apply the Cross-Cultural Civility Mindset approach to working with intergenerational trauma through clinical case examples.
  • Review two instruments that can be used for assessing the impact of microaggressions and race-based trauma in clients.

Instruction Level: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced

Target Audience: Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers

Schedule & Learning Objectives

 CEs 8:15 am – 8:30 am  

Participant Sign in


1.5 hrs 8:30 am – 10:00 am  

Learning Objective 1&2


0 10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
1.5 hrs 10:15 am – 11:45 pm Learning Objective 3&4


0 11:45 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1.5 hrs 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Learning Objective 5
0 2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Break
1.5 hrs 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Learning Objective 6



6.0 hrs


Cost: Guests – $165 / Richmont Alumni, Faculty, & Staff – $140 / Richmont Students – $120

For questions, please contact Martha Busby at or 404.835.6121.

Refunds: Full refunds are only accepted prior to November 26.

There is no known commercial support for this program.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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Racial & Cultural Diversity Ethics 2: Conceptualizing & Working with Intergenerational Trauma Through an Antiracist Clinical Lens