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Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma in the Therapeutic Relationship

Kenneth Hardy, PhD

Saturday, October 14, 2023
9:00am - 1:00pm

Honors Living-Learning Community of Rutgers-Newark
48 New Street, Newark, NJ

In person registration has reached maximum capcity!  Attendance is now only available via Zoom

4 CEs offered for Counselors, Psychologists and Social Workers

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Kenneth Hardy, PhD

Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, NY.

Workshop Description

Racial trauma is an inescapable by-product of persistent exposure to repressive circumstances that emotionally, psychologically, and physically devastates one’s sense of self while simultaneously depleting one’s strategies for coping. It is a life-altering and debilitating experience that affects countless numbers of people of color over multiple generations.

Unfortunately, the failure to consider the interrelationship between racial oppression and trauma limits our ability to work effectively with the People of Color who live in the midst of sociocultural conditions that are injurious to their psyches and souls. Even when clinical work is trauma informed, it rarely devotes adequate attention to racial oppression and the pervasive trauma associated with it.

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the anatomy of racial trauma and the debilitating hidden wounds associated with it. Special attention will be devoted to highlighting trauma-informed interventions and strategies that centralize race and racial oppression in every facet of life.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Apply a racially sensitive, trauma-informed framework to uncover the hidden trauma wounds that often underpin the health disparities that stifle the lives of African American and other children and families of color.

Effectively assess and treat the hidden wounds of racial trauma.

List three strategies that providers can employ when working from a racially sensitive, trauma-informed framework.

Demonstrate how the unrecognized, unexplored, and/or unresolved racially-based attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of providers can often impede the effective delivery of services to racially traumatized client.

Target Audience:  Suitable for Psychologists, Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Graduate Students, Marriage and Family Therapists.

Level of Sophistication: This is an introductory level post-graduate continuing education program suitable for all levels of training.

ADA accommodations available upon request (Required at least 14 days prior to course start date).



 4 Continuing Education Credits

  For Counselors: CPPNJ has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing  Education Provider,     ACEP   No.   6863. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CPPNJ is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 For Psychologists:  CPPNJ is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education  for psychologists.  CPPNJ maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

For NY Psychologists: Center for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis of New Jersey is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0165. 

    For NJ Social Workers: This program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work, which provides leadership and support to clinical social workers in all practice settings.  The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work provides outstanding continuing education programs and opportunities for collegial contact.

COST: Members $75/$90 pre-registration by October 2; CPPNJ Candidates: $45; Students with ID: $15; Non-Members $120/$135 pre-registration by October 2.

Cancellations made prior to three days (72 hours) before the event will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.   Cancellations made less than 72 hours before the event will be given a refund of half of the registration fees.  Refunds will NOT be granted for cancellation requests made on the day of the event.

There is no potential conflict of interest and/or commercial support for this Continuing Education Event.

ADA accommodations available upon request; Requests required at least 14 days prior to course start date.

For more information or registration, please call 973-912-4432, visit us online at,contact us by email at ( or at CPPNJ 235 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940

For more information or registration, please call 973-912-4432, visit us online at,contact us by email at ( or at CPPNJ 235 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940