Wounded Parenting: The Intersection of Complex and Racial Trauma in Parents of Color [Online]

In part two, we continue our discussion on the intersection of complex and racial traumas by deconstructing clinical cases involving parents of color. As noted in the first webinar, parents of color may be misunderstood by clinicians who provide treatment without considering the cumulative racial microaggressions that they are subjected to daily.

Using our adaptation of Janina Fisher, et al. “Structural Dissociation Model,” we will illustrate how the racial trauma responses for parents of color may manifest in their parenting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define and have basic understanding of complex and racial traumas
  • Participants will be able to enhance their knowledge, understanding and develop language of parts work in the clinical setting
  • Participants will be able to recognize the fragmented parts of parents that may be triggered while parenting their children
  • Participants will identify three clinical tools that could help facilitate discussion between the clinician and the parent(s) of color
  • Participants will have a basic understanding of the Racial Trauma- Structural Dissociation Model


Debra Chatman-Finley, LPC, NCC, is a therapist in private practice in Montclair, NJ where she provides therapy for individuals, couples and their families. She is the former Clinical Director of the domestic violence agency, The Resource Center for Women and Their Families. Debra is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU.

Gliceria Pérez, LCSW, is a bilingual/bi-cultural therapist in private practice in Montclair and Highland Park, N.J. where she works with individuals, couples and families. She also works as an in-home therapist with high risk immigrant children, adolescents and their parents/caretakers. Gliceria is an Adjunct Professor at NYU.

Date / Time:

Friday, October 30, 2020
10:00 am–1:00 pm

Continuing Education:

3 CE Contact Hours

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