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CE Workshop: Understanding Race-Based Traumatic Stress
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When: Friday, October 12, 2018
Where: GPA Office
13 Corporate Blvd. NE
Suite 220
Atlanta, Georgia  30329
United States
Presenter: Deauna V. Webb, PsyD and Carly Hanks, MA
Contact: Staci Bratcher, Director of Operations
404-634-6272, ext. 208

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Workshop Description: 

The impact of racial discrimination and prejudice on persons of color has been shown to include psychological and emotional injury. The Race-Based Traumatic Stress theory discusses how incidents of racism can be experienced as traumatic, leading to negative psychological consequences resembling traumatic stress. This workshop will explain the theory and discuss assessment and treatment approaches that may be utilized with this population. Special topics will include intersectionality, practice considerations, and application to those who have served in the military.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the concept of Race-Based Traumatic Stress and how it affects the population.
  2. Present related conceptual models and assessment tools.
  3. Present the format for a Race-Related Stress Group, including group goals and coping strategies for patients dealing with these issues.

      CE Hours: 3 

      Level: Intermediate

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Deauna Webb is a psychologist at the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she proudly serves our nation’s veterans.  She conducts individual and group psychotherapy with veterans who are experiencing a wide-range of clinical disorders and provides evidence-based interventions for veterans diagnosed with PTSD.  She also holds the position of LGBT Veteran Care Coordinator for the hospital where she serves as a point-of-contact for LGBT veterans as well as a training and consultation resource for providers.  Her clinical interests include working with trauma, PTSD, anxiety disorders, HIV+ clients, multiculturalism, and individuals with LGBTQ issues. Dr. Webb supervises the Diversity Rotation and she also functions as one of the assessment supervisors.  In the past, she co-facilitated the Diversity Seminar for the psychology interns.  In addition to her work within the VA, she serves as the chair of the Gender and Sexual Diversity Committee through the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) and is an active member of the Board of Directors within the organization.  She engages in diversity consulting, in which she helps businesses to attain competence in providing culturally aware and inclusive services to their clients, Dr. Webb also conducts speaking engagements on topics related to diversity, PTSD and trauma, child development, and school bullying at various college campuses, professional conferences, and training programs.

      Carly Hanks is a pre-doctoral psychology intern at the Atlanta VA Medical Center where she has completed rotations in Diversity, Women’s Wellness Primary Care Mental Health Integration, Trauma Recovery Services, and Consult/Liaison. Ms. Hanks will be obtaining her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University in June 2018. She also completed a Master’s in Forensic Psychology at Roger Williams University. During her time in Rhode Island, her research interests were forensic in nature, focusing on interrogation practices of the U.S. military, juvenile delinquency, Miranda right comprehension, and eyewitness identification. Ms. Hanks’ current research focuses on sexual practices across the lifetime, pornography consumption, and female sexual coercion. Her clinical interests include female veterans, LGBTQ populations, multiculturalism and trauma-related disorders. Ms. Hanks’ post-graduate goals are to continue working as a psychologist within the VA system.




      Registration Costs (per workshop):

      Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before September 28, 2018 to receive this rate.)

      • $70: GPA Members
      • $105: Non-members
      • $20: *GPA Student Members

      Registration (After September 28, 2018)

      • $80: GPA Members
      • $115: Non-members
      • $30: *GPA Student Members

      Must be logged into member profile to receive member rate.

      *If a GPA Student Member needs continuing education credits, he/she will need to pay the higher GPA Member fee regardless of status as a student.

      Cancellation Policy:
      All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Staci Bratcher via email ( A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to September 28, 2018. No refunds will be given after September 28, 2018.

      The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.