Inviting Racial Conversations into Therapy
by Joy Steen & Sam Steen

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Race is a delicate and emotionally-charged topic that may be daunting for therapists to broach. Learn skills for sensitively and directly integrating race into the therapeutic dialogue by watching this poignant clinical scenario.
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Clinical discussions around race and racism, particularly with clients of color can create considerable discomfort. Ignoring these issues can undermine treatment and perpetuate client distrust. Learn how to form and strengthen authentic and powerful connections with African American clients by watching Joy Rose sensitively engage Sam Steen, the clinician featured in the previous video scenarios.

Together, they will teach you how to bravely explore the complex ways that race may impact your own clients, how to address the topic confidently and competently, and how to use these conversations as a catalyst for self-awareness and growth. presents Mastery in Minutes

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Length of video: 0:15:12

English subtitles available

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-589-0

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-589-2

Joy Steen, MA holds a master's degree in Education and Human Development with a concentration in Counseling from The George Washington University. She is also certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Joy is a native of Winston-Salem, NC who currently resides in the Northern Virginia area. She has worked in the counseling field for the past 9 years and specializes in serving children and adolescents. Joy uses a client-centered, strength-focused approach within her counseling. Additionally, Joy is culturally responsive, open to exploring intersections of race and gender, and is available for faith-based counseling.

Joy identifies as a cisgender, White, Christian, female. She is a wife and is raising a blended, bi-racial family. 

Dr. Sam Steen, an Associate Professor and licensed Professional School Counselor, specializes in group work and cultivating Black students’ academic identity development. Dr. Steen was a school counselor for 10 years and these practitioner experiences shape his research agenda, approach to teaching, and service. Dr. Steen is a Fellow for the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association. Recently, Dr. Steen received the Al Dye Research Award and the Professional Advancement Award both from ASGW recognizing his outstanding efforts advancing the field of group work though research and development of a new and innovative strategies for schools, families, and marginalized communities.
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