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Building Relational Privilege

Working with BIPOC couples who experience racism


November 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST


Online via Zoom


$75 - Discounts Available (details)

About this Training

Race based trauma lands in the body as a form of social rejection, harm and bodily threat. This can result in neurobiological shifts and a struggle to achieve true emotionally intimacy and connection. Intimacy can, therefore, sometimes feel like an elusive Relational Privilege for BIPOC couples. In this session, we will look at the impact of racism on BIPOC relationships, as well as unique strategies to address race based trauma and build intimacy in the face of systemic harm.

About Your Trainer

Akilah R.

Akilah Riley-Richardson, MSW, CCTP

Akilah Riley-Richardson, MSW, CCTP is a published researcher, Relational Healing Facilitator, couples therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She has been in clinical practice for sixteen years and has experience working with couples and persons practicing consensual non monogamy, both in the Caribbean and internationally. Akilah also specialises in work with sexual minorities and racial minorities. As an educator and facilitator, she has provided consultancy services to organizations such as NASTAD (National Alliance for State and Territorial AIDS directors), the Relational Life Institute, I-TECH (International Training and Education Center for Health) and CVC (Caribbean Vulnerable Communities). She has been a Social Work Educator at the University of the Southern Caribbean since 2012. She is the founder of the BIPOC Relational Healing Institute.

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This event costs $75

Paying COCOA members get free or discounted access to our trainings. The discounts are:

– 50% off for Associate/Gold
– FREE for Legacy/Diamond

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Participants who complete this entire training program and its evaluation are eligible for two (2) NBCC hours. Clinicians of Color, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7256. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Clinicians of Color, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Credits will offered for Counselors and all other designations will be provided Certificates of Completion.

Replays will be available for those who register for a limited time

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