Racial, Ethnic, And Cultural Healing

Cognitive Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Racism-related Stress

Racial, Ethnic, And Cultural Healing: Cognitive Behavioral Assessment and Treatment Approaches for Racism-related Stress

CE Credit

3 CE's for Psychologists Nationwide, 3 CE's for Social Workers in NY, DC and VA.

Intended For

Mental health providers of all disciplines and allied professionals who work with children, adolescents, and adults.


Recorded Webinar - 3 Hours

This intermediate-level training webinar will provide space for attendees to explore their own comfort levels with assessing and treating the impacts of racism-related stress. Also, this training will seek to combine various teaching methods (e.g., didactic, discussion, and case discussion) to sensitively and comprehensively achieve the identified learning objectives.

This course will first discuss approaches for clinicians to ready themselves for engaging in conversations about racial stress with patients. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to both formal and informal approaches to evaluating the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impact of discrimination. Lastly, the course will provide a framework for incorporating experiences of discrimination into one’s case conceptualization and provide options for creating space for patients to discuss and heal from their perceptions of discrimination with clinicians.

Ultimately, this training directly focuses on how clinicians can be more respectful of the mental health impact of racism-related stress and thus feel better equipped to effectively and sensitively assess and adapt evidence-based interventions to meet BIPOC patient needs who endorse racism-related stress.

Presented by: Ryan DeLapp, Ph.D.

Dr. DeLapp is a clinical psychologist at The Ross Center where he treats anxiety, depression, and cultural stress in children, adolescents, and young adults. He was formerly an assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and he directed  the Racial, Ethnic, And Cultural Healing (REACH) program at Montefiore’s Child/Adolescent Psychiatric Outpatient Division. He has several publications and presentations discussing considerations for assessing and treating racial stress in diverse populations.

Cost: $70


CE and CME Information:  

This home study course offers 3 CEs for psychologists and 3 CEs for Social Workers in DC, NY, and VA (and any jurisdiction that grants social workers CE for trainings approved by APA). You must pass a post-test to receive CE credit.


Clinicians will be familiar with how to do the following after completing this training:

  1. Engage in self-exploratory and preparatory actions to enhance the effectiveness of clinician efforts to assess and treat racism-related stress
  2. Gain awareness of formal, structured methods of assessing racial stress to assist in diagnosis and case formulation
  3. Assess cognitive, emotional, and behavioral impacts of racial stress during unstructured, less formal conversations about racial stress throughout the course of treatment with BIPOCs
  4. Conceptualize the impacts of racial stress on someone’s well-being using cognitive-behavioral principles to inform treatment planning
  5. Adapt CBT interventions (including third wave approaches) to formulate culturally responsive interventions for racial stress
  6. Utilize culturally sensitive strategies to implement CBT interventions for racial stress

Agenda: Click here to view

Registration process: After registration in Eventbrite, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite, then another email from Ross Center (please check your spam folder) with an access link to the webinar recording and the home study post-test. Upon completion of the test, with a 75%+ score, you’ll receive an email from Ross Center with your CE certificate.

For more information contact: trainings@rosscenter.com


“I found this presentation extremely helpful. The presentation style and content were well organized. I noticed how Dr. DeLapp attempted to keep track of the time to make sure the planned content was discussed.”
“Impressive!!! It was thought-provoking, illustrated well with examples from daily practice.”
“I was very impressed with Dr. DeLapp’s presentation and his style was engaging. I appreciated the handout/ppt accompanying the presentation so we can reference the tools he mentioned.”
“What this presentation did for me was to remind me how I actively have to address the issues of race/racism within the settings with students and patients. I already started a discussion with my student on how to better assess racism issues and also have it as part of the conceptualization of a case.”
“I loved how the presenter applied ACT and interventions I already use in a way that can help those who have experienced racial stress/trauma.”
“He offered concrete ways to open a conversation with BIPOC populations to help foster positive therapeutic movement, and specific ways to assess for the emotional impact of experienced racism and how to adapt interventions to target those effects.”


APA Approved Sponsor ImageThe Ross Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0105.


  • Ryan DeLapp, PhD

    Psychologist & Director of The REACH Program

    New York, NY, Washington, DC (virtual), and Northern Virginia (virtual)

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