Spring 2019 Psychology Workshop Series: Culturally Relevant Clinical Work with African Americans

This workshop will address the psychological issues that may be experienced by individuals who identify as African American, and will present information about the experiences of African Americans that may have an impact on psychologist practice and which may present clinical challenges. These issues include sociocultural experiences related to race, gender, and social class. The focus of this activity will be on culturally relevant clinical strategies for working with this clinical population. These strategies include how to establish a stronger therapeutic alliance, develop more effective interventions, and promote resilience among African American clients. Case examples will be presented.

After attending this lecture, clinicians will be able to:

  • Identify psychological issues that may be experienced by individuals who identify as African American.
  • Describe challenges in clinical practice related to the sociocultural experiences (e.g., race, gender, class) of African Americans.
  • Identify culturally relevant clinical strategies that can assist in establishing a stronger therapeutic alliance, developing effective interventions, and promoting resilience among African American clients.

This workshop is presented by Danice La-Rae Brown, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology at Towson University. Dr. Brown is a licensed psychologist and an Associate Professor of Psychology at Towson University. Her areas of expertise include African American resiliency and mental health; cultural socialization; clinical work with culturally diverse populations; and multicultural competence in psychotherapy. She obtained her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the Ohio State University.

This presentation meets the requirements for the topic of cultural and individual diversity.

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited! Download the registration form now.

Registration Information

The registration fee is $50 per workshop, or $90 for both workshops. View the other spring psychology workshop here. Fees are waived for employees of Sheppard Pratt Health System and its affiliate agencies. If you wish to use a credit card to register, you may email, fax or mail your registration form with the credit card and payment information. If you are registering with a payment by check, you may mail it along with the completed registration form, to the address in the registration form.

Please email Jennifer Tornabene at using your work email to register as staff and list the dates you are attending.

Download the registration form.