BIPOC Family Seminar 

Mental Health and the BIPOC Family

Speaker: Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad, LMFT-S, EMDR, Therapist, Author, and International Speaker 

Presented by the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Office of Continuing Education

Family Systems Theory with a BIPOC Lens | Nov. 3 | On-Demand Coming Soon
Family Systems Theory, when viewed through a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) lens, takes into account the unique cultural and historical contexts that influence the dynamics within BIPOC families. This perspective recognizes that families from different racial and ethnic backgrounds may have distinct experiences, challenges, and strengths that are shaped by their cultural heritage and the systemic inequalities they face.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the intersectionality of identities within BIPOC families.
2. Recognize the resilience and cultural strengths present within BIPOC families.
3. Use inclusive and culturally sensitive language and therapeutic practices that respect and validate the experiences of BIPOC clients.

Healing through Cultural Humility before Cultural Competence | Nov. 10 | Registration now Open
Cultural humility is a concept and approach that encourages individuals to approach interactions and relationships with others in a way that is open, respectful, and non-judgmental, particularly when dealing with people from different cultural backgrounds. It involves acknowledging one's own cultural biases, limitations, and perspectives while seeking to understand and learn from the cultural perspectives of others.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how to use reflective practice across cultures.
2. Cultivate and utilize cultural responsiveness in daily practice.
3. Understand how to reduce power imbalances in multi-cultural environments.

Racism's Impact on Black Intimacy | Nov 17 | On-Demand Coming Soon
Black couples experience higher divorce rates nationally, in the South, and across religious denominations than any other racial group. This talk explores the intricacies of how the system of racism impacts Black Couples' mental and emotional health, challenging their ability to make genuine connections within the relationship. Then seeks to provide therapists with culturally appropriate narratives that assist them in overcoming these barriers.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand how systemic, institutional and structural racism impact the Black experience and relationships.
2. Identify they symptoms of racial trauma, depression, and anxiety in Black couples.
3. See how my own cultural bias and attitudes might inhibit my work with Black clients.
4. Use cultural competency skills with a Narrative Therapy focus, to mitigate anxiety in the therapy room in an effort to assist Black couples who have experienced racial trauma.

The Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 APA continuing education credit per sessions. The Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Office of Continuing Education is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Medical University of South Carolina’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this program and its content

The South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology will approve 3.0 Category A credits per sessions.

The South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists will approve 3.0 hours of continuing education credit per sessions.

Registration Rates

Single Session  Two Sessions  Three Sessions 
APA  $85  $170  $250
CEU  $75  $150  $220
Student  $50  $100  $145
non-credit  $65  $130  $190

Online Registration Open Now

Please Note - No refunds will be offered 30 days before the live conference date. Registrations are transferable, but are subject to price adjustments, if applicable. Please email us for more details on how to transfer your registration. Cancellation requests will be subject to a $25 administrative fee and need to be emailed to If you do not receive a payment confirmation email within two weeks of registering for this event, please call us to ensure your registration and payment have been received. Registration fee includes materials and credit processing. All paid virtual registrations will receive details on how to access the online conference platform approximately one week before the conference date. There are no refunds for the On-Demand viewing.

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