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Becoming a Social Justice Informed Clinician: Embodying Equity, Inclusion and Liberation to Enhance Treatment with Minoritized Client
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions.
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  1. Analyze key points in psychology’s social justice history and understand how it shaped the practice of psychology.
  2. Investigate how colorblindness and the denial of racism by emphasizing that everyone is the same, or has the same life opportunities, can negatively impact clients and the therapeutic process.
  3. Evaluate how racial microaggressions can contribute to poor counseling outcomes in racial/ethnic minority clients.
  4. Analyze how mental health professionals can resist oppression through the therapeutic mechanisms they choose to employ.
  5. Utilize culturally responsive and racially conscious strategies to recognize the ways clients are impacted by their marginalized identities and systems of oppression.
  6. Assess the role of mental health professionals in dismantling oppressive systems that may impact their clients’ presenting problems.
Oppression: What All Therapists Need to Understand About Injustice
  • Exploitation and marginalization
  • Powerlessness
  • Cultural Imperialism
  • Violence
  • Tiers – Individual, Institutional, Cultural Internalized Oppression
Colorblindness: How “Treating Everyone the Same” is Detrimental to Therapy
  • How race shapes clients’ lives
  • Why therapists need to acknowledge the euro-centric culture of psychotherapy
  • The truth about colorblindness in therapy
  • How therapists can acknowledge power inequality in therapy as well as in society
Diversity: Strategies to Better Attend to Your Clients’ Differences…Without Forcing Them to Teach You
  • Therapeutic pitfalls of seeing differences in a stereotypical manner
  • Tips for working with the current sociopolitical environment in therapy sessions
  • How to prepare for and respond to clinical microaggressions
  • Ways to bring conversations about race and class into the therapy room
Multiculturalism: Visualize Your Clients Problems from Personal, Cultural and Institutional Factors
  • The importance of intersectionality in each client
  • How clinicians can explore experiences of strengths and weaknesses of culture
  • What to say – replace negative labels that can lead to ineffective treatment
  • Clinical examples of culturally-affirming practices
Inclusion: How to Empower Your Clients for Deeper Engagement in Treatment
  • How power, privilege and social context impacts your clients
  • How clients’ action for social change can enhance their wellbeing
  • Clinical changes required for more inclusive practices
  • In-session strategies to overcome struggles therapists face with inclusion
Equity: Clinical Strategies that Embrace Equality and Improve Outcomes
  • Fundamental differences from equality
  • What you can do to create access: outreach and expanding your expertise to larger communities
  • Self-assessment exercise: is there equity in your practice?
  • Clinical applications in therapy
Justice and Liberation in the Therapy Room: Steps You Can Take Today to Help Dismantle Oppressive Systems
  • Decolonizing mental health fundamentals
  • Strategies to cultivate a clinical space that fosters liberation
  • Use systems centered language to combat oppressive, policies, practices, and beliefs
  • How clients can regain agency in the face of oppression


Dr. Meag-gan O'Reilly, is an adjunct faculty member in the Stanford School of Medicine and a staff psychologist at Stanford University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) where she serves as a program coordinator for Outreach, Equity, and Inclusion. In this role, Dr. O'Reilly co-created the Outreach and Social Just Seminar in 2016 that trains the next generation of cultural conscious and justice-oriented clinicians. Dr. O'Reilly created the first satellite clinic at Stanford for Black undergraduate and graduate students across the African Diaspora, increasing access for Black students to receive immediate and ongoing counseling care. Dr. O'Reilly is a mental health consultant for The United Negro College Fund's STEM Scholar Program in which she supports Black college students in navigating the emotional stressors of underrepresentation and discrimination in STEM fields. She also serves as the lead clinician in a partnership with Google to provide group therapeutic spaces called The Gathering Space for Black Google Employees in response to the murder of George Floyd and the chronic trauma, grief, and loss int he Black community. Her TEDx talk: Enough is Enough: The Power of Your Inherent Value can been seen on YouTube and is a helpful reminder that our lives matter to the world.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Meag-gan O’Reilly is co-founder and CEO of Inherent Value Psychology, Inc. She is an adjunct faculty member at Stanford University. Dr. O’Reilly is a staff psychologist at Stanford University. She is a mental health consultant for The United Negro College Fund’s STEM Scholar Program. She is a lead clinician for The Gathering Space for Black Google Employees. Dr. O’Reilly receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Meag-gan O’Reilly has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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