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Racial Trauma: Effective Interventions and Options for Treatment

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Lillian Gibson, PhD
1 Hour 04 Minutes
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Dec 14, 2022
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Race-based stressors can leave BIPOC clients overwhelmed with fear, anxiety, hopelessness, and emotional exhaustion. The raw pain and trauma of each experience adding another excruciating burden they must carry. In this session, you’ll discover how you can better align with your clients’ race-based experiences and more capably treat clients with trauma rooted in racism with a multimodal approach including CBT, ACT, and PE. 


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


This online program is worth 1.25 hours CPD.



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Lillian Gibson, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with over a decade of experience working with clients facing trauma, insomnia, nightmares, race-based traumas, minority stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic medical conditions. In addition to her clinical duties, she serves as a consultant to other licensed clinicians, and supervises psychology and medical residents on “gold star” evidenced-based psychotherapy treatments. Dr. Gibson is a highly recommended speaker, consultant, and clinician who is frequently engaged by non-profit agencies, community-based programs, and mental health agencies to inform and train their staff. Experienced in a variety of settings including inpatient mental health centers, outpatient behavioral care services, and primary care settings. Dr. Gibson’s professional footprints include places such as Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Quality Education for Minorities Network. Dr. Gibson has also conducted international research in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Lillian Gibson maintains a private practice and receives compensation as a consultant and virtual speaker. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Lillian Gibson has no relevant non-financial relationships.



  1. Analyze factors that influence generational trauma and exacerbate racial trauma symptomology. 
  2. Use scripts to facilitate discussions of racial trauma and minority stress with clients.  
  3. Formulate a conceptualization of a case with race-based stressors that uses evidence based psychotherapies such as CBT, ACT and PE tools in treatment.  


  • Factors that influence generational trauma and exacerbate racial trauma  
  • Scripts to discuss racial trauma, minority stress and explore client/therapist dynamics 
  • CBT, ACT and PE as applicable options for trauma-focused treatment 
  • Risks and limitations associated with administering evidence-based psychotherapies for racial trauma 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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