Unpacking Race-Based Stress and Trauma: The Central Role of Liberation Psychology - Dr Broderick Sawyer





3 August 2022 Live & On Demand


UK: 15:00 – 20:00
North America: 12:00 – 15:00 EST / 9:00 – 12:00 PST

CPD & CE credits available: 3

TRAINING information

This online training is streaming live on the 3rd August 2022.

The digital recording will be released to all participants on the 5th August. The recording and associated resources will then be accessible through your Essential Therapy Training account for 365 days.

Course Description

Mental health professionals have the global power to achieve social justice, but first we must see ourselves and our systems clearly. For those from non-White racial backgrounds (i.e., African, Arab, Asian, etc.) experiences of discrimination have been shown by research to cause deleterious mental and physical health outcomes- otherwise known as race-based stress and trauma. Unfortunately, the field of psychology’s very conception was within a system of global White supremacy- meaning a lack of ideological representation from non-White researchers, clinicians, and scholars in general. The good news is that we as ambassadors of the field have the conceptual tools to rework our healing framework to root out what Dr. Sawyer identifies as “oppressive psychology” with its opposite- “liberation psychology”. By first explaining oppressive psychology from the perspective of race-based stress and trauma, we can then solidify our understanding of oppression across all areas of life (i.e., gender, self-criticism, classism, individualistic scarcity, etc.). After unpacking oppressive psychology as it presents in treatment and research settings, Dr. Sawyer will outline specific ways mental health professionals can practice liberation psychology with their patients, research questions, scholarly roles, and in their personal lives.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the course, history, and generational manifestation of race-based stress and trauma.
  • Understand underlying oppressive psychology in the realm of racism, as well as other inter- and intra-personal forms of oppression (i.e., sexism, homophobia, self-criticism, etc.).
  • Understand the conceptualization of liberation psychology, and specific ways it counters oppressive psychology across forms of distress.
  • Receive ready-to-use tools that help you integrate liberation psychology into your practice when working with race-based stress and trauma.
  • Learn how to embody a stance of liberated psychology while interacting with anyone by improving your mindful perception of oppressive psychology.

About the Speaker

Broderick Sawyer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, author, and meditation teacher based in Louisville KY. An independent contractor, Dr. Sawyer specializes in the use of liberation psychology to identify and rework oppressive psychology, specifically related to race-based stress and trauma. Having gained much clinical experience honing his skills in several theoretical orientations – Mindfulness, CBT, psychodynamic, and compassion-focused to name a few– Dr. Sawyer has found true healing to be in two places for most people: Clear mindful awareness of suffering, and radical compassion for all beings. Using his knowledge of human suffering and healing, Dr. Sawyer teaches all beings to actively unlearn internalized oppression, practice mental health hygiene, and engage in heart-opening practices. Dr. Sawyer often provides a wide net of customized trainings, speeches, and consultation services in the areas of racial trauma, liberation psychology, allyship, meditation, self-compassion, and much more. For more information you can contact him through his website at Brodericksawyer.com.


CPD & CE credits available: 3

How do I receive these credits?

The participant must pass the multiple-choice test with a minimum score of 80%. There is a maximum of three attempts to achieve this.

The post-test is included in the price of the training.

Does my regulatory body accept the credits?

The CPD & CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Our trainings are accredited by:

– The CPD Group, London
– Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
– Australian Counselling Association

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Unpacking Race-Based Stress and Trauma: The Central Role of Liberation Psychology - Dr Broderick Sawyer

3 August 2022 Live & On Demand

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