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Uncomfortable Conversations on the Couch: Racial Trauma and Incorporating Culturally Sensitive Practices

October 15, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The SUPPORT Act Grant Team and the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) are proud to be
hosting a training presented by Dr. Rae-Anne Dougan and Dr. Jeremy Walden from Dougan and Walden Wellness,
PLLC. The training sessions will provide education for healthcare providers and organizations on understanding
race-based trauma and incorporating cultural humility in clinical practice.
The training will cover topics such as:
• Exploring what it means to be anti-black, while privilege, and Black Lives Matter;
• Structural racism, racial equity, and their impacts on behavioral health and substance use disorder
• What providers can do to promote discussions around racial trauma and how to address racial trauma in
therapy; and
• Learning how to implement culturally humble practices.
These training sessions will promote the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s
(SAMSHA) recommendation of a “Trauma-Informed Approach” by assisting providers and organizations with
actively moving past cultural stereotypes and biases; leveraging the healing value of traditional cultural
connections; and recognizing and addressing historical trauma, inclusive of structural racism.


Reasonable accommodations for this presentation will be provided upon request for persons with limited English proficiency
and disabilities. Please notify the DMAS Civil Rights Coordinator at (804) 482-7269 at least five (5) business days prior to the
meeting to make arrangements

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