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Black Women and Vicarious Trauma Presented by Dr. Kimber Shelton

3 CEs will be offered to LPC, SW, LMFT, and Psychologists

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Black Women and Vicarious Trauma Presented by Dr. Kimber Shelton
Black Women and Vicarious Trauma Presented by Dr. Kimber Shelton

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Apr 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Webinar via Zoom

About the Event


"Black Women and Vicarious Trauma"

3 CE Credits will be offered for LPC, LMFT, SW, and Psychologists

Presented by: Dr. Kimber Shelton

Date: April 22nd, 2022

Time: 1pm - 4pm CDT

Location: Webinar Via Zoom

Cost: Free (This training is supported by Award No. 3012704 by the Texas Office of the Governor and Violence Against Women Act Fund.)

Vicarious trauma is the development of trauma-related symptoms without having direct exposure to a traumatic event. The history of Black American women includes intergenerational and collective traumas, meaning that past traumatic experiences of Black Americans shape the lived experiences of Black women today. Although Black women may not be directly exposed to a trauma, traumatic experiences of other Black Americans, particularly racial trauma, can lead to the development of vicarious trauma. Vicarious trauma symptoms impact the psychological, emotional, physical and behavioral functioning of Black women. Mental health professionals report being undertrained in assessing racial trauma, may have limited knowledge of the lived realities of Black women, and have internalized biases towards Black women. All of these variables impact mental health professionals’ ability to effectively treat vicarious trauma and facilitate a healing therapeutic environment for Black women. This workshop provides a historical context for understanding the collective experience of Black women and their development of vicarious trauma, prompts clinicians to self-reflect on beliefs held for Black women, and offers strategies for prevention and healing from vicarious trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what vicarious trauma is and symptoms of vicarious trauma
  • Explore Black women’s intersecting identities and collective history as related to the development of vicarious trauma
  • Identify techniques for assessing and healing vicarious trauma.

If you register for this training, you must attend for the entire training.

*Partial CEs will not be provided.*

Leaving the training early will count as a late cancellation/no show.

In the event of an emergency situation that causes you to be late or miss the training, email

About Our Speaker:

Dr. Kimber Shelton is a licensed psychologist and owner of KLS Counseling & Consulting Services. She provides psychotherapy, professional consultation, and diversity-related trainings. Dr. Shelton specializes in the areas of cultural competence, ethnic minority and LGBTQ issues, trauma, and relationship concerns. Additionally, she serves as an adjunct instructor in a graduate counseling training program. Dr. Shelton is the coeditor of the recently released Handbook on Counseling African American Women: Psychological Symptoms, Treatments, and Case Studies. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia and MS in Mental Health Counseling from Niagara University.

When Registering, please ensure that ALL information, especially your email address, is accurate. If you do not receive a confirmation email from our team, your registration cannot be guaranteed.


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    Black Women and Vicarious Trauma


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