OC CAMFT's Virtual Webinar: When Racial Trauma Meets Mental Health

  • Fri, September 17, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar


OC CAMFT's Virtual Webinar:

When Racial Trauma Meets Mental Health

Presented by Dr. Sahar Martinez, Psy.D, LMFT

WHEN Friday,  September 17th, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

WHERE:  Zoom | The Comfort of Your Home or Office!

CEU:  1 unit

Event Registration

  • Licensed OC CAMFT Members: FREE
  • Pre-licensed OC CAMFT Members and Guests: FREE
  • Licensed Non-Members:  $20

Event Description

This presentation will address the impact of racial trauma on mental health. Research indicates that due to racial trauma, clients experience symptoms of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociative symptoms, increased suicidal ideation, substance use and other relational issues. This presentation will define racial trauma, explore the various forms of racial trauma, and discuss mental and physical health effects that may emerge with clients. The presentation will assist clinicians in how to work with clients who have experienced racial trauma by exploring self of the therapist issues, creating safe spaces in therapy and discuss a treatment approach that can support clients that have been impacted by racial trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Attendees will be able to define racial trauma and identify forms of racial trauma that clients may present with.
  2. Attendees will gain understanding various mental and physical health symptoms that may emerge with clients who have experienced racial trauma.
  3. Attendees will learn of approaches in therapy they can use with clients who have experienced racial trauma.



The webinar link will be sent via email to registrants on Wednesday, September 15th.

Looking forward to seeing you
Friday, September 17th

 Presenter Bio

Dr. Sahar Martinez (she/her) is a licensed marriage and family therapist, professor of diversity at Chapman University, and podcast host. For the last decade, Dr. Martinez has been supporting individuals and couples as they navigate transitional

phases of life, specifically through addressing and moving through the generational narratives and experiences that are often passed down within families and communities. Dr. Martinez's clinical focus includes perinatal mental health, social justice, working with diverse populations, and attachment-focused,

trauma-informed therapy.

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