Do you identify as a Biracial (Black and White) Activist?

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Media Archive, United States, Wanted/Research Requests/Call for Papers, Women on 2018-01-06 21:15Z by Steven

Do you identify as a Biracial (Black and White) Activist?

Alliant International University, San Francisco

Brittany Cooper, Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University, San Francisco, California

Win a $50 Visa Gift Card!

Do you identify as a Biracial (Black and White) woman?

We want to learn more about how you use your voice as an activist!

You are invited to participate in a study about Biracial women’s identity and activist expression. If you are at least 18 years old, we would like to hear your thoughts in confidential interviews. Your participation can place you in a raffle for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card!

To participate, please contact:

If you have any questions or concerns about this study please contact B. Cooper, MA, Alliant International University, at:

Approved by Alliant International University Institutional Review Board.

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Diversity Committee Workshop: Loretta Staples, LCSW: “Both & Neither: Biracial Identities”

Posted in Identity Development/Psychology, Live Events, Media Archive, United States on 2015-11-04 18:05Z by Steven

Diversity Committee Workshop: Loretta Staples, LCSW: “Both & Neither: Biracial Identities”

The Connecticut Society of Psychoanalytic Psychology
Mt. Carmel Medical & Professional Building
3074 Whitney Avenue, Bldg 1
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
2015-11-14, 10:30-12:30 EST (Local Time)

Loretta Staples, LCSW

The CSPP Diversity Work Group Announces a New Workshop in our series: Through An/Other Lens: Multicultural Perspectives

Loretta Staples, LCSW maintains a private practice in New Haven and is a therapist in addiction services at Rushford in Meriden. She specializes in working with clients on issues of race, class, and gender as they impact identity and well-being.

Despite claims of a “post-racial” society, race persists as a salient cultural dimension through which private and public identities are formed. While public discourse about race in the U.S. continues to focus on black/white racial tension, biracial individuals—representing a varied mix of racial backgrounds—occupy a fast-growing segment of the population, as defined by the U.S. Census.

Individuals of mixed race occupy a realm in which they are “both and neither,” affording unique challenges and opportunities in navigating social realities. These particular adaptive demands impact identity formation, social functioning, and well-being, sometimes adversely, sometimes advantageously.

Therapists, especially those identifying as monoracial, may not recognize biracial clients, or may incorrectly assume certain racial allegiances. Moreover, they may overlook the effects of multivalent racialized experiences on the lives of biracial clients, and on the specific concerns these clients bring to treatment. This workshop provides an informal opportunity to explore biracial identity and considerations for clinical work…

For more information, click here.

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