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Fri, Nov 01


FandoQ Restaurant

Working with Marginalized Couples: Healing the impact of Systemic Trauma - 4.5 hours of Continuing Education)

Facilitated by: Akilah Riley-Richardson, MSW, CCTP

Working with Marginalized Couples: Healing the impact of Systemic Trauma - 4.5 hours of Continuing Education)
Working with Marginalized Couples: Healing the impact of Systemic Trauma - 4.5 hours of Continuing Education)

Time & Location

Nov 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

FandoQ Restaurant , 1610 Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY 11590, USA

About the event

This course brings real-world context to ethical concerns often experienced by professionals in practice. Through an exploration of boundaries, confidentiality and mandated reporters, this course will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm.

In This Training:

1. Define Relational Privilege

2. Conduct an assessment of the couples’ relational health and privilege, using at least three frames

3. Apply epistemological hybridism and epistemic embracing to the assessment process

4.Integrate the Intergenerational Compassionate Network into Trauma Work with minoritized couples

5. Integrate the SOMOS model into Trauma Work with minoritized couples

6. Teach couples strategies to move from Negative Dyadic Coping to Supportive and Common Relational Coping (Building Liberatory Connections)

7. Facilitate Responsible Externalizing with the couple.

PSI - Advanced Training Approved.

ASWB Approved!

*For Groups and more information, contact Dr. Nouna Jalilzadeh at or  516-900-6636

Helping Hands Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC is recognized by the NewYork State Education Department as an approved provider of continuing education by the State Boards of Social Work for licensed social workers #SW-0567, Mental Health Practitioners for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0202, and Psychology licensed psychologists #PSY-0074.

Helping Hands Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC, Provider #1944,, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education Program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: [05/05/2024 - 05/05/2027]. Social workers completing this course receive [4.5] total credits, including [2.5][Social and Cultural Competence] [2] [Clinical] continuing education credits.

Course Agenda

Time: 9:00 am to 9:10 am 

Introduction and Overview  

Time: 9:10 am to 10:10 am 

1. Introduction of the impact of systemic trauma on couples (demo videos) 

2. Explanation of the impact on couples 

3. Explanation of Relational Privilege and the 4 central components


Time: 10:10 am to 11:00 am 

1. Explanation of the P.R.I.D.E model for working with marginalized couples 

2. Introduction to the four stages of working through systemic trauma in couples therapy 

3. Exploration of the first stage (Relational Curiosity) with the use of demo videos  and lecture 

4. Discussion of how to use the tools during this first phase to assess the impact of systemic trauma on the relationship  

Time: 11:00 am to 12 noon 

1. Exploration of the 2nd  phase(Responsible Externalizing) and 3rd phase (Trauma Work) 

2. Discussion of the steps in Responsible externalizing with Demo Videos 

3. Discussion of the trauma techniques to be used with Demo videos 

Brunch -12 noon to 12:30 pm   

Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm 

1. Exploration of the Fourth phase (Building Liberatory Connections- Cultivating and Connecting) 

2. Exploration of the strategies in supporting the couple in building a healthy connection. Demo  videos will be used.


  • Full Fee

    This course includes 4.5 contact hours

  • Early Bird

    Sale ends: Jul 30, 11:50 PM EDT

    Available Until July 30th, 2024




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