The Racial Trauma protocol for high achievers is designed to implement the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) through the intersection of high achieving adults and a culturally competent lens. The Racial Trauma Protocol for high achievers includes consideration for culturally competent resourcing, identifying oppressive negative beliefs that primarily exist in spaces where they are the minority, how racial trauma is carried and stored in the body, and processing the traumatic incidents from an individual and systemic approach. Participants will learn how to modify EMDR standard protocol to emphasize resourcing for past, current and future microaggressions as well as incidents of racial trauma. Participants will learn how to help client identify negative beliefs based on their experience with microaggressions and racial trauma as well how to implement somatic resourcing protocols as part of resourcing. Participants will learn how to use Phase 8 to prepare for continued exposure to microaggressions and racial trauma in this presentation by Brittany Johnson, LMHC.
- Participants will be able to identify micro aggressions and how they contribute to racial trauma with emphasis on high achievers.
- Participants will be able to describe how to help clients identify negative beliefs related to oppression as well as personal/individual negative belief.
- Participants will be able to utilize affirmations and somatic protocols as extended resourcing.
Brittany Johnson, LMHC
Brittany A Johnson, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a private practice in Southern Indiana. Brittany is certified in several trauma modalities including racial trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and is an Approved Consultant in EMDR. Brittany uses EMDR to treat clients with anxiety, attachment related trauma and racial trauma. Brittany presented at the 2021 EMDRIA conference on micro-aggressions and their role in racial trauma. This presentation was a result of the work Brittany does with professional women of color who work in the corporate world. Brittany has turned that presentation into an introductory mini course.
EMDR International Association
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Johnson, B. (2021, November 6). Racial Trauma in High Achievers [Online Course]. EMDR International Association. https://www.pathlms.com/emdria/courses/43927