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Race, Power and Privilege: Addressing Cross Cultural Dynamics in Supervision
1.5 Ethics CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

This presentation will focus on power dynamics in supervision, particularly around race and how it impacts the supervisor-supervisee relationship. Although other identities will be discussed (i.e., gender), due to the sociopolitical climate, increased attention to racial dynamics and racial trauma, and an increase in visible diversity in counseling programs as well as clients seeking services, it is important to develop competence in this area. Common mistakes in addressing race in supervision will be discussed as well as effective strategies to navigate cross-cultural dynamics. 

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This presentation will focus on power dynamics in supervision, particularly around race and how it impacts the supervisor-supervisee relationship. Although other identities will be discussed (i.e., gender), due to the sociopolitical climate, increased attention to racial dynamics and racial trauma, and an increase in visible diversity in counseling programs as well as clients seeking services, it is important to develop competence in this area. Common mistakes in addressing race in supervision will be discussed as well as effective strategies to navigate cross-cultural dynamics.

This course was recorded February 11, 2022

Upon completion of this training professionals will be able to do the following:

  • Examine power dynamics in the supervisory relationship

  • Identify errors in cross-cultural supervision

  • Describe strategies to address culture in supervision

Ebony White, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS

Dr. Ebony White is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy and the Program Director of the Master in Addiction’s Counseling program at Drexel University. 

As the Executive Director of the Center for Mastering and Refining Children’s Unique Skills (MARCUS), a non-profit organization, she focuses on expanding developmental pathways for at-promise adolescents in Trenton, NJ through counseling, mentoring, and tutoring.  Clinically she focuses primarily on issues that impact the relationships and functioning of African Americans, primarily women and teens. She also provides multicultural and mental health training for law enforcement, religious leaders, educators, and community members.

Dr. Ebony is a master TeamStepps trainer, a curriculum designed to improve the functioning of teams in healthcare settings. Although she primarily provides training for the College of Nursing and Health Professions at Drexel University, she recently trained healthcare professionals internationally in Gombe State, Nigeria using these techniques. She appeared on TVC News Nigeria for her presentation on using effective communication strategies in healthcare settings to prevent fatalities as provided at the Nigeria Health Leadership Conference in April 2019.

Dr. Ebony’s research interests broadly focus on advocacy and social justice within the African American community. Specifically, she is interested in the impact of individual and systemic trauma on the development and functioning of individuals and families within the African diaspora nationally and globally. She has done trauma focused mental health work in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti and in her hometown of Trenton, NJ. She has appeared on CBS to discuss the impact of mass shootings on mental health as well as the everyday violence that plague under-resourced communities in urban settings and the subsequent trauma response that may occur. Her opinion is often sought out around topics of mental health, trauma, and racism and has been featured in numerous outlets including Newsweek, Medium, the Philadelphia Inquirer, PopSugar, and the New York Times, to name a few. She has also done extensive research on issues in adoption, particularly transracial adoption, including examining adoptees’ experiences with microaggressions and their perception of counselors’ competence with adoption-related issues.  

Dr. Ebony understands the importance of mentorship. Aside from everyday mentoring in which she engages, she is proud to be a MACY mentor, a Liberty Scholar’s Mentor, and a peer collaborator for the Mandela Fellowship program.  She is also the faculty advisor for NAMI Drexel, a student organization that focuses on reducing mental health stigma on campus and CATs of Color.  In 2019, she was nominated by her peers for the Locke-Paisley Outstanding Mentor Award given by the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. 

In 2007, Dr. Ebony received the Woman of the Year award from the Mercer County Commission on women.  She also received the Community Service Award from the NJ State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs and the Carver Youth and Family Center in 2018. In 2021 she was awarded the Dr. Judy Lewis Counselor for Social Justice award from the American Counseling Association. She has presented her research at various conferences nationally and internationally, including the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C. Dr. White has been published in peer-reviewed articles and appears in the newly released video from Alexander Street Press titled, Helping Counselors and Psychologists as Advocates and Activists: Strength, Solidarity, Strategy and Sustainability.  She has appeared on several radio shows and television programs discussing mental health and the African American community in an effort to reduce stigma and strengthen communities.

Dr. Ebony strongly believes that you must be at the table to determine the menu and thus holds service positions in several counseling organizations. She is the President Elect of Counselors for Social Justice and the Immediate Past Chair for the North Atlantic Region of the American Counseling Association. Additionally, she is the host of the EbtheCeleb podcast.   

Dr. Ebony is community focused and strongly identifies as an advocate, counselor, and educator. She recognizes the village that raised her and lives by Ubuntu, “I am because we are, and because we are, I am.”  She is excited to continue the work. 

Read more about Dr. Ebony here and about the Center for MARCUS here

Credit Hours: This course consists of 1.5 Ethics credit hours.

Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023

Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations.  You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.

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Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023

Addiction Professionals: Telehealth Certification Institute is an approved provider of continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, provider #193104. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.

Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0128. Effective 8/31/2021 – 8/31/2024

Art Therapists: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0093. 7/21/2021 – 7/31/2024

Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for 90 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations.  Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.

This is a non-interactive, self-study course.

To receive your certificate of completion you must complete the course in its entirety.

Online courses are completed by registering, logging in, navigating to your course using the menu (My Courses – the Course Title), completing all of the modules, completing and passing the post-test, and completing the course evaluation.

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Psychologists and other professionals seeking CE credit through our approval with the American Psychological Association are asked, but not required, to complete the course evaluation before obtaining their certificate of completion, however passing a post-test for online self-study courses, and submitting one's attendance for live on-site and live webinars is required.

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Refunds are offered within the first 30 days for courses which have not been completed.  There is a $25 service fee for refunds.

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This course is intended for clinicians who provide behavioral health services.

Teaching methods for this course include recorded lectures, videos, a post-test, and a course evaluation.  The course may include required reading.

This program was recorded on February 11, 2022

You have six months to access online courses from the time of purchase.

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Ebony White
PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS

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