Sat, Oct 24 | Online Event

Black Lives [do] Matter: What is the role of psychologists in promoting racial justice?

IMPA Presents an Online Virtual Continuing Education Event. Please see details below.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Oct 24, 2020, 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Online Event

About The Event

Description of Event and Learning Objectives:

While issues of diversity and social injustice are longstanding, the documentation and dissemination of these events are facilitated by social media. High-profile extrajudicial murders of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people as well as requests for the removal of racist relics repeatedly renew calls to combat systemic racism. Psychologists have unique and applicable skills to address racism; however, we must first examine how we as a field, and individually, contribute to racism while enhancing our skills to promote racial justice. The purpose of this workshop is to facilitate greater understanding of racial justice, privilege, and antiracism among psychologists in Northeast Tennessee. The objectives of this workshop will be attained through didactic instruction, discussion, and experiential activities. Participants will leave this virtual presentation with strategies and skills to implement in their clinical practice, workplace settings, and in the Northeast Tennessee community.

Learning objectives:

  1. Explain the premise of the Black Lives Matter movement and racial justice.
  2. Describe the context and lived experience of African-Americans living in Northeast Tennessee.
  3. Discuss the impact of racism on health.
  4. Recognize their privileged and marginalized social identities and how they impact their work with African-American clients.
  5. Identify barriers to addressing racism in clinical practice, workplace, and in the Northeast Tennessee community.
  6. Determine ways to be anti-racist in clinical practice, workplace, and in the Northeast Tennessee community.

Participant Skill Level:  Beginner to Intermediate Level


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While it is not required for attendees to leave their cameras operational during the training, the organizer must be able to communicate by audio and video at the beginning of the training to verify attendance and qualify for CE credit. The APA requires that attendees be present for the entire training and be capable of interacting with the speaker.

If there are any special needs requests that we can accommodate for this virtual training event, we ask that you contact us at the IMPA email ( at least 1 week prior to the training event to ensure sufficient time to make any necessary arrangements.


IMPA Member: No Cost

If you need to pay your annual membership dues of $35, there is an option to select a ticket that requests for the secretary treasurer to follow up with you to arrange payment by check or PayPal. 

Non-IMPA Member: $25

When you select this ticket option, the secretary treasurer will follow up with you to arrange payment by check or PayPal.

Students: No Cost

Please have a valid Student ID

Continuing Education

Frontier Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Frontier Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants will receive 3.0 hours of credit for attending.  Variable credit may not be given per APA guidelines.  Full attendance is required.

Note that this program is designed to meet Tennessee continuing education requirements in the area of diversity for licensure renewal in psychology.

Frontier Health

PO Box 9054

Gray, Tennessee 37615


Meet the Presenter:

Byron D. Brooks, Ph.D. (he/him) is a LGBTQ Clinical Health Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edward J. Hines VA Medical Center. Dr. Brooks also engages in clinical work and research with the University of Chicago Center for HIV Elimination and he currently teaches Loyola University’s graduate-level Clinical Psychology Diversity seminar. His clinical, research, and outreach efforts all focus on the health and well-being among Queer and Transgender people of Color. Dr. Brooks is a proud graduate of Clemson University, The Citadel, and, most recently, ETSU where he received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Brooks has provided diversity education at several institutions including The Citadel, MUSC, in various ETSU Departments (e.g., Psychology, Pharmacy, Medicine), Mountain Home VAMC, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago. Moreover, Dr. Brooks has created organizational structure to enhance cultural humility at The Citadel, University of Chicago Psychiatry Department, and the Department of Psychology at ETSU. Dr. Brooks believes that diversity is practice and should be cultivated at all times; he uses his unique intersectional experiences, clinical training, and research to promote diversity in all his professional efforts.

  • Ticket for IMPA Members (free)
  • Ticket for Non-Members ($20)
  • Renew Membership Ticket ($35)
  • Student Ticket

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