Understanding and Addressing Racial Trauma

National Register Associate Certificate Program on Racial Trauma

Drs. Shavonne Moore-Lobban, Carlton Green, Hector Y. Adames, and Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas
this program occurred September 2023

Presented in Collaboration With the Society of Counseling Psychology (APA Division 17)


In designing a certificate program to enrich the clinical capabilities of psychology doctoral students, we’ve taken what we do best at the National Register—presenting complex clinical problem-solving in easily digestible formats—and applied it to the clinical development of psychology doctoral students. Certificate program live training sessions are only open to student members of the National Register Associate Program. There is no charge to attend these sessions or to join the National Register Associate Program. JOIN NOW if you are not yet an Associate.

Presentation Details

These sessions have already occurred. To learn more about the program that we hosted in September 2023, read more below.

Strengthening Trainees’ Understanding of and Responsiveness to Racial Trauma
Dr. Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban & Dr. Carlton E. Green

Racial trauma is ever-present in the lives of People of Color and must be attended to in the provision of psychological services. Yet, many clinicians have not been trained to assess and treat racial trauma. Understanding that racism produces psychological and emotional injury is an essential underpinning to assessing and treating the mental health impact of racial trauma. This webinar will take a current, historical, and systems perspective for understanding the experiences and impact of race, racism, and racial trauma on clients and trainees, including understanding racial anxiety. This session will assist psychology trainees with defining racial trauma, identifying the mental health impacts of racism, and understanding their own responses to racism as providers. There will be an opportunity for engagement and discussion throughout the presentation.

Keeping Radical Healing in Mind: A Therapeutic Approach for Addressing Racial Trauma in Communities of Color 
Dr. Hector Y. Adames & Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas

Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) are living through one of the most challenging periods in modern U.S. history. Currently, BIPOC are negatively impacted by many forms of oppression including racism, nativism, ethnocentrism, and sexism which can lead to symptoms of psychological distress contributing to racism-related stress and trauma. This form of stress and trauma specifically stems from experiencing or witnessing discrimination, threats of harm, violence, and intimidation directed at Communities of Color. The goal of this presentation is to provide a brief description of the Psychology of Radical Healing and introduce the Keeping Radical Healing in Mind Therapeutic Approach as an interventional tool practitioners can use to support BIPOC clients experiencing racial stress and trauma. Throughout the webinar, there will be case illustrations provided, along with opportunities for participants to ask questions.

Program Details

This program is not offered for continuing education.

Certificate program live training sessions are only open to student members of the National Register Associate Program. There is no charge to attend these sessions or to join the National Register Associate Program. JOIN NOW if you are not yet an Associate.

To qualify for the certificate, you must attend both live sessions. Certificates will be emailed to eligible attendees after both sessions have occurred.

About the Presenters

Dr. Shavonne-Moore-LobbanDr. Shavonne J. Moore-Lobban is board certified counseling psychologist who focuses her career on training the next generation of psychologists to provide cultural responsive psychological services. Her expertise revolves around the area of trauma (sexual trauma, domestic violence, racial trauma, and community violence). She has co-authored multiple publications including a recent book on Black women and domestic violence, and another on child maltreatment and the Black community. She is also the current president of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Carlton GreenDr. Carlton E. Green is an award-winning psychologist with expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion with an emphasis on race and racial issues. Dr. Green earned a PhD in counseling psychology at Boston College, and for more than 25 years, Dr. Green held various roles in higher education settings. Currently, Dr. Green operates an independent practice providing psychotherapy to diverse populations and supervision to mental health trainees, as well as facilitation, training, consultation, and coaching services to universities, mental health agencies, and businesses.

Dr. Hector AdamesDr. Hector Y. Adames (he, him, el), received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA-accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA predoctoral internship at Boston University School of Medicine. By training, he is a neuropsychologist and currently a Full Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Chicago, where he co-founded and co-directs the IC-RACE Lab. Among his many publications, Dr. Adames has authored six books and co-developed several therapeutic frameworks for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color, including HEART (Healing Ethno And Racial Trauma) and Keeping Radical Healing in Mind Therapeutic Approach. You can follow Dr. Adames on Twitter, Instagram, Threads, and Spoutible, or visit his lab at

Dr. Nayeli Chaves-DueñasDr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas (She, her, ella) is a psychologist, professor, scholar-activist, and co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race and Cultural Equity. She has co-authored several books and journal articles. Her scholarship focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, immigration, unaccompanied minors, and therapeutic approaches for Communities of Color. Dr. Chavez has earned several awards, including the 2018 American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Citizen Psychologist Award and the National Multicultural Summit (NMCS) Shining Star Award.

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