Supporting African American Families

Mercedes Samudio joins us to discuss supporting African American Families. Mercedes discusses the unique mental health risks faced by African American children and the impact of false narratives around African American families on therapy. She also highlights the factors contributing to shame for African American families and the steps therapists can take to reduce shame, including addressing implicit bias. Mercedes also shares her Parental Identity Development Model and strategies for shame-proof parenting.

Continuing Education

This Podcast Episode Provides 1 Hour of CE Credit

Supporting African American Families Course Info

Course Description

Mercedes Samudio joins us to discuss supporting African American Families. Mercedes discusses the unique mental health risks faced by African American children and the impact of false narratives around African American families on therapy. She also highlights the factors contributing to shame for African American families and the steps therapists can take to reduce shame, including addressing implicit bias. Mercedes also shares her Parental Identity Development Model and strategies for shame-proof parenting.

Instructor's bio

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist, bestselling author, international speaker, and visionary entrepreneur. She works with parents worldwide to develop a healthy identity with her revolutionary Parental Identity Development Model - incorporating her Shame-Proof Parenting framework to help reduce the shame parents experience as they raise healthy children. Mercedes is also trained in trauma-informed modalities, which she uses in her work with parents to help them heal the past traumas that can influence how they interact with themselves and their children.
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Learning Objectives

  • Identify specific mental health risks to African American Children
  • Identify three strategies to engage African American families in effective intervention

How to Take the Course

Once you choose a course that interests you, simply click the enroll button to register for the course. You will be prompted to create your login information and then be directed to the course curriculum where you will have access to the episode, the learning objectives, and the post-test. Once you successfully complete the post-test, your CE credit certificate will appear on screen and can be downloaded. You can listen to the course episode directly on the course website or on your favourite podcast app.

How to Get Your Certificate

After listening to the course episode, you will be prompted to take the multiple choice post-test. To receive your continuing education credit certificate, you need to achieve a score of 70% of more. You may retake the post-test up to three times. Once successfully completed, the certificate will appear in your course area where you can download it.

Commercial Support

Mercedes Sosa has a paid workshop about supporting mental health in African American Families.

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Course Format

This course is presented in audio format via podcast interview. The course is designed for post-doctoral psychologists and is an introductory level.

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Continuing Education Approvals

Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.

 

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