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Live Webinar: Building Cultural Safety for Clients as a Strategy in Your Anti-Racism Work

  • 12 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
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  • Price for individuals registering who are not SD CAMFT chapter members.
  • Price for members of the San Diego CAMFT Chapter. Please make sure your registration information matches your information that we have on file.

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A link to the Zoom webinar will be sent via email to registrants in their confirmation email.

Course Description

This training will explore the current clinical climate in consideration of the social movement towards anti-racism. Participants will learn about building cultural safety with clients of color which places the responsibility on the clinician to actively create safety within professional relationships. The trainer will share tangible strategies for enhancing service delivery in the field of mental health. Strategies can be applied across various settings. Participants will be engaged in a process of self-exploration and goal-setting to integrate the information shared into practice.

In response to the nationwide acknowledgement of racism in America, clinicians across the county have been looking at ways they can engage in anti-racism work. Individual discovery is important. It’s equally important to look at our clinical approach when working with clients. Building cultural safety places the responsibility on the professional to create a safe space for prospective and current clients. This training will cover foundational knowledge as it relates to anti-racism work in clinical settings and walk participants though self-exploration to identify areas they want to improve to better serve people of color.

This training is mainly focused on providing culturally responsive services to clients of color. The information will include recent significant developments in the field of mental health. Strategies for direct and indirect client care will be shared that specifically related to the scope of practice for MFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC, and/or LEP’s.

Educational Goals and Learning Objectives:

  • Describe cultural safety and its relation to anti-racism and other forms of cultural terms such as tolerance, awareness, competence, sensitivity, humility, and responsiveness.

  • Discuss ways to enhance your current clinical approach to include marketing, documentation, and the relationship building process with clients.

  • Conduct self-reflection to understand how your approach is(n’t) in alignment with anti-racism work.

  • Identify tangible goals to continue your anti-racism growth journey.


I. Introduction
a. Agenda
b. Courageous Conversations (explained and tied to anti-racism)
II. Building Cultural Safety in a Clinical Setting
a. Spectrum of cultural terms from tolerance to anti-racism
III. Activity- What are people currently doing to improve services with clients of color? (anonymous responses)
a. Small breakout groups (with guided questions)
b. Large group discussion
IV. Strategies to enhance your clinical approach
V. Small breakout groups/large group discussion
a. Guided questions
VI. Self-reflection and Goal-setting
a. Individual time
b. Share as large group
VII. Training concludes/Q&A

Target Audience

This event is for mental health professionals.


$5 for Chapter Members

$10 for non-members

Refund/Cancellation Policy, please visit our website: www.camft-sandiego.org

Accommodations & Grievances

Please email the Program Administrator at education@camft-sandiego.org


Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Please make sure the Program Administrator has your correct email.

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Partial credit will not be awarded. Participants must be present for the entire length of the workshop to be awarded credit. Participants will not be given CEU credit if they are more than 15 minutes late and/or do not stay for the entire length of the workshop. This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. San Diego chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

Our Presenter: Charmaine Utz, LCSW #92785

Charmaine Utz is the Founder and CEO of Living Unapologetically Counseling & Coaching Services. She owns a private practice in San Diego, CA where she uses a social justice lens, making room to discuss how internalized, social, and institutional oppression are part of daily life experiences. Charmaine created Bias Coaching™ in an effort to cultivate more safe spaces for people experiencing oppression and/or wanting to learn about their specific biases.

Charmaine has served as a subject matter expert on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and having courageous conversations. She provides trainings to organizations, giving employees a unique, self-explorative approach to understanding themselves and how they relate to each other. She brings authenticity and creativity to presentations and is known for inviting the audience into uncomfortable discussions as a way to connect during the learning experience.

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