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September Workshop

  • September 25, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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Unpacking Systemic Racism within Mental Health Practice

Presented by Dr. Lynette Sparkman-Barnes, PhD
& Dr. Allison Roodman, PhD

Receive 3 CEs

This workshop will allow participants to become aware of and explore the tenets of systemic racism and its impact upon our personal and professional identities.  We will identify and discuss microaggressions made within our relationships and our professional practices.  Participants will actively challenge their conscious and unconscious biases and better understand steps to take toward antiracism with clients, colleagues and within other relationships.


Dr. Lynette Sparkman-Barnes is a Clinical Psychologist with multicultural emphasis. She has been in practice for over 20 years, with a practice emphasis of multicultural treatment and program development. Dr. Sparkman-Barnes has a career dedicated to treating and serving Black, Indigenous and other Persons of Color, as well as other marginalized populations.  She has developed programs within a variety of settings including UCCs, K-12 School Districts, Juvenile Justice settings and churches.

Dr. Allison Roodman is a Staff Psychologist at KUMC Counseling and Educational Support Services.  She has over 20 years of experience as a generalist clinician working with students and providing outreach.  Dr. Roodman has recognized that multicultural and diversity training often falls to People of Color and that white people have a role to play in recognizing their own racism, privilege and biases. As such, she has been increasing her knowledge through reading and attending training, and has begun co-presenting with Dr. Sparkman-Barnes, a multicultural expert on systemic racism.


  • Identify 2-4 aspects of self-definition and become more aware and better recognize that identity and self-definition are complex.

  • Identify 1-2 previously held conceptualizations rooted in categorical assumptions, biases, and/or formulations based on limited knowledge about individuals and communities and will be challenged to move beyond these conceptualizations.

  • Identify 3 – 5 examples of microaggressions and better understand how this manifests in therapeutic and collegial relationships.

  • Identify 2 – 4 examples of historical and contemporary experiences with power, privilege and oppression.

LOCATION:  Zoom Meeting. Attendees will receive the meeting link in their emails.  Deadline to register is 6 PM on Sept. 24.

COST:  Free for GKCPA members.  $15 for nonmembers/guests.

This is only approved as a live, interactive CE presentation. Participants will have the same physical presence expectations through video that would be required for in-person events to gain CE credit.

Greater Kansas City Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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