SDPA Fall Conference
Systemic Racism's Bitter Pill: A closer look at Health Disparities
Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome
Joy DeGruy, Ph.D.
October 24, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
INDIVIDUAL COURSE ONLY
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Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) is a theory that explains the etiology of many of the adaptive survival behaviors in African American communities throughout the United States and the Diaspora. It is a condition that exists as a consequence of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery. A form of slavery which was predicated on the belief that African Americans were inherently/genetically inferior to whites. This was then followed by institutionalized racism which continues to perpetuate injury. A thorough examination of this history of racial trauma will be presented and discussed.
- Describe the cultural ethical issues related to differing assessment intervention strategies for working with African Americans.
- Explain the role that trauma, racial socialization, and respect play in current issues of African American youth violence.
- Examine culturally appropriate interventions for work with African American individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities.
- Apply the Theory of Triadic influence (TTI) to practice with individuals, families and communities.
- Identify necessary tools to begin to adapt the information to implement change strategies and approaches.
Course Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Licensed Psychologists, Undergraduate and Graduate Psychology & Social Work Students and Allied Mental Health Professionals, Community Members, Community Based Organizations that provide mental health or, other social services to African American children, Youth and Adults.
Conflict of interest or commercial support:
There is no commercial support related to this program and she is not getting paid by your company for this course. There is no conflict of interest related to this program.
Dr. Joy Angela DeGruy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication, a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW), a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Work Research. Dr. DeGruy for over two decades, served as an Assistant Professor at Portland State University’s School of Social Work and now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy DeGruy Publications Inc.
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