Mercedes Samudio joins us to discuss supporting African American Families. Mercedes discusses the unique mental health risks faced by African American children and the impact of false narratives around African American families on therapy. She also highlights the factors contributing to shame for African American families and the steps therapists can take to reduce shame, including addressing implicit bias. Mercedes also shares her Parental Identity Development Model and strategies for shame-proof parenting.
Dr. Tamara Soles is approved by the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Dr. Tamara Soles maintains responsibility for the program. Verify with your State or Provincial governing body to ensure APA and CPA approved activities are eligible. *Note: Not currently eligible for OPQ CE credit.