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No More Hiding Behind Masks: Embracing Authenticity in Black Male Mental Wellness

Online Conference Sponsored by Clinicians of Color

WHEN

June 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

WHERE

Online via Zoom

COST

$25 - Discounts Available (details)

About this Training

Join us for a thought-provoking and insightful discussion highlighting the unique challenges. Black men face when addressing their mental health. The panel comprises mental health professionals and experts in the field who will share their personal and professional experiences and perspectives on the stigma surrounding mental health in the Black community. They will address the disparities and barriers that Black men face in accessing mental health services and provide practical strategies and resources for overcoming these challenges. Come and learn how racial trauma affects Black men and boys emotionally, psychologically, and physically.

Who should attend:

  • Mental health professionals
  • Educators
  • Medical doctors
  • Anyone concerned about the mental well-being of Black men and boys.

About The Trainers

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David Archer, MSW, MFT

David Archer, MSW, MFT, is an anti-racist psychotherapist from Montreal, Canada who acknowledges that the original name of this unceded territory is “Tio’tià:ke”. Before being a mental health provider, he had 10 years of experience as a software engineer. Having invested more than a decade in the field of mental health services, he is keenly aware of the needs of underserved populations including members of the African Diaspora, survivors of colonization, and those who have survived the effects of intergenerational trauma.

As a clinical supervisor and Approved EMDR consultant, he maintains a full-time private practice working virtually with organizations across the globe. He is frequently recruited to provide consulting services to other therapists and organizations throughout North America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Concordia University, and from McGill University he graduated with both a Master of Social Work and Master of Applied Science Degree granting a Marriage and Family Therapist credential.

His expertise has been influenced by the principles of mindfulness, intersectional feminism, and critical race theory. He is one of the few mental health professionals in Canada who provides EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT, and other mind-body strategies utilizing memory re-consolidation and working memory taxation methods. Additional areas of clinical interest include working with individuals who have suffered from PTSD, racial trauma, minority stress, addictions, relational conflict, and eating disorders. He is also an advocate for LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, and oppressed people of color around the world.

Since publishing his first book he has been invited to serve on number of panels, workshops, plenary discussions, and has been interviewed on both North American radio and television programs. He regularly appears as a guest on podcasts internationally.

He is the author of Anti-Racist Psychotherapy: Confronting Systemic Racism and Healing Racial Trauma (available here: https://amzn.to/3aYwxSs), Black Meditation: Ten Practices for Self-Care, Mindfulness, and Self-Determination (https://amzn.to/3JEnhm7), and his most recent book is: Racial Trauma Recovery: Healing Our Past Using Rhythm and Processing (https://amzn.to/3C8HY89).

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Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP

Steven D. Kniffley Jr., PsyD MPA ABPP is the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati as well as an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Kniffley's area of expertise is research and clinical work with Black males and the treatment of race-based stress and trauma. Dr. Kniffley also serves as an organizational diversity consultant and has worked a variety of organizations ranging from small non-profits to Fortune 500 companies. Dr. Kniffley has written numerous books, book chapters, and articles on Black male mental health, Black males and the criminal justice system, racial trauma treatment and training, program evaluation, organizational diversity, and academic achievement. He is also a Past-President for the Kentucky Psychological Association. Additionally, Dr. Kniffley has been selected as one of Louisville’s top 40 under 40 for 2020, a recipient of the 2020 MediStar Healthcare Advocacy Award, a 2021 Louisville Healthcare Hero, and the inaugural recipient of the University of Louisville Diversity Leadership Award.

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Dr. Broderick Sawyer

Dr. Broderick Sawyer is a clinical psychologist, meditation teacher, and consultant in Louisville, KY. In addition to his clinical work, he often trains and mentors clinicians seeking to expand their clinical tool belts. He has training in mindfulness, behavioral, psychodynamic, and compassion-based approaches.

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This event costs $25

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