A Clinician’s Guide to Serving At-Risk Youth and Their Families

A Clinician’s Guide to Serving At-Risk Youth and Their Families

Online Training for Clinicians of Color



September 13, 2021
7pm EST


Online Training
via Zoom


FREE for paying COCOA members


By attending this workshop participants will be able to:
• Define and identify at-risk youth and the multiple facets that challenge them and their families.
• Understand historical and generational components that exacerbate mistrust towards those in the helping profession.
• Determine barriers to treatment and how to reduce their impact for this population.
• Understanding the impact of protective and risk factors related to at-risk youth.
• Employ therapeutic techniques and considerations to create a healthy therapeutic alliance and invoke long-term change.
• Understand practical do’s and don’ts to encourage empowerment of the Clinician and the Client.


LRphoto Photography by Saraphim Art

Lillian Ramey

Lillian Ramey has 20 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is an EMDRIA-Approved Trainer and Consultant with the Rivers Edge Institute. Lillian currently has a private practice in Durango, CO where she specializes in treating complex issues and trauma. She has been using EMDR and DBT as primary treatment modalities for the past 12 years with all ages.

Crystal Lockett-Thomas, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Board-Certified Telemental Health Provider based in Texas with extensive experience working with at-risk youth, concentrating on assisting them in developing healthy perspectives and building high emotional intelligence. She has worked for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department where she assisted male juvenile offenders, specifically those who committed violent crimes, in the process of building empathy and reducing recidivism. As Clinical Director, she is responsible for providing support and training to other therapeutic staff in her private practice agency to enhance the overall client experience. She also enjoys providing CEU trainings on various platforms for other mental health professionals and those in other helping fields. Last, she also has the great privilege to help shape the next generation in her service as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Collin College educational system.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the payment options?

You will be able to either:

  1. Pay in full today
  2. Pay in automatic 30 day installments of 311.66

Do I need to attend all six dates?


What if I pay and can’t attend on the dates of the training?

We will issue no refunds but can apply your payments to the next upcoming EMDR training.

Who will provide the zoom link for the training?

Lillian Ramey, the trainer from Rivers Edge

When will I get my CEU certificate?

Lillian will award the certificate upon completion of all six days.

Who arranges the consultations?

Lillian will arrange them at the end of the training.

How much does this event cost?

This event costs $25

Does this training offer CEUs?

There will be no CEUs for this event.

When will I get the zoom link for this training?

You will get the Zoom link before the training begins. If you have any questions, you can email us academy@cliniciansofcolor.org

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