May 14, 2021 – Antiracism Supervision – Dr. Yamonte Cooper, EdD, LPCC
Clinical supervision serves the two primary goals of increased supervisee competence and the enhancement of psychotherapy outcomes. Failing to combat racism is racism. Antiracism supervision is an active form of supervision that takes an explicit stance against racism in its many forms and manifestations (e.g., individual, institutional, and systemic) including in the supervisory process/relationship. Antiracism supervision is a proactive and responsive approach to racial discrimination, racial microaggressions, racial biases, and racism that affects the physical and mental health of those groups targeted and victimized. The intended goal of anti-racism supervision is to ameliorate suffering through the dismantling of anti-Black racism and white supremacist ideology and its many permutations. Antiracism supervision requires action beyond cultural competence and humility. This workshop will provide supervisors and supervisors-in-training with an introduction to antiracism supervision. Participants should have a working knowledge of racism. This workshop is for supervisors and supervisors-in-training but open to supervisees and other clinicians.