A 101 Primer on Microaggressions, Minority Stress & Clinical Care
Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Online via Zoom
4.0 CE Hours for Social Work (MICEC) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $69
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW, CAADC
No matter the level at which Social Workers may find themselves today - micro, mezzo or macro – we need a better understanding of the Minority Stress model and the mechanisms of risk for oppressed populations. Today, Social Workers who are working with oppressed, stigmatized or underserved populations in any capacity need to know how to recognize and understand microaggressions and their effects on our clients, as well as advocating for more access to culturally competent services. Currently, in addition to affects from chronic stress of a global pandemic, oppressed or minority population clients continue to navigate the affects from systemic racism, possibly from our own colleagues or within our own organizations. This presentation will explore what microaggressions are, how minority stress continues to affect clients, and ways to adjust treatment to be more culturally competent. This presentation will use case studies and allow ample time for questions and discussion.