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Saturday Workshop Series: On Becoming and Being a Cross-Racial Ally

  • Sat, October 23, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


  • Members of RECAMFT, SFCAMFT, and EBCAMFT are invited to join this MCAMFT event at a reduced rate
  • Available to Student and Registered Associate members of Marin CAMFT. (Note: No refunds, as our processing fee is the same amount as the event fee.)
  • Available to pre-licensed trainees and associates who are not members of Marin CAMFT.

Workshop Description:

In times of great racial turmoil, turbulence, and strife there is always a population of committed and conscientious individuals outside of the targeted racial group who aspire to be allies in the struggle for racial and social justice. Being an effective cross-racial ally requires more than having good intentions or possessing a passionate desire to make a difference. At its core it is less concerned about what one says, or aspires to be, and more about the actions that one ultimately takes.

Being an effective cross-racial ally requires knowing thyself as a racial being as well as developing mastery of a skillset that is germane to having intense, complicated, and nuanced conversations about race and racism.

This workshop will conduct a comprehensive exploration of the salient issues and pitfalls that often impede the ability of the well-intentioned aspiring ally from becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally. Special attention will be devoted to identifying the steps and strategies for becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  1. Apply strategies for becoming effective cross-racial allies.
  2. Demonstrate strategies for challenging and overcoming personal barriers (such as white fragility) that serve as roadblocks to becoming and being an effective cross-racial ally.
  3. Describe strategies for enhancing racial literacy as tool for fortifying effective cross-racial liaisons


Dr. Kenneth V. HardyDr. Kenneth V. Hardy is a Clinical and Organizational Consultant at the Eikenberg Institute for relationships in New York, NY where he also serves as Director. He provides Racially Focused Trauma Informed training, executive coaching, and consultation to a diverse network of individuals and organizations throughout the United States and abroad. He is a former Professor of Family Therapy at both Drexel University in Philadelphia, and Syracuse University in New York, and has also served as the Director of Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, NY.

Attendance at the live event and completion of the evaluation qualifies for 4 hours of Continuing Education Units (4 CEUs).

As this is a longer training, a total of 30 minutes of short breaks will be incorporated throughout, for which no continuing education credit is earned.

Upon registering you will receive a Zoom link and password.

  • Date: Saturday, October 23
  • Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Pacific
  • Location:  Online via Zoom.

Additional Information

For more information about the Saturday Workshop Series or about joining the Committee, please contact CE Director Pat Saunders.

  • Continuing Education: This workshop meets the qualifications for continuing education units for LMFTs, LCSWs, LEPs and/or LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The number of CEUs awarded is specified in the event description. These CEUs will be provided by Marin CAMFT (CAMFT Provider # 56895), which is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. We regret that at this time we are not able to provide CE units for Licensed Psychologists. Participants must attend the full live session and complete the evaluation at the end to receive CE completion certificate. Marin CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. Contact Pat SaundersCE Director, for more information.

  • Continuing Education Goal: Marin CAMFT is committed to offering continuing education courses to train LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs to treat any client in an ethically and clinically sound manner based upon current accepted standards of practice.

  • Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 7 days in advance event, subject to a $20 administrative fee. We're sorry but we do not provide refunds in case of non-attendance by the registrant. Please email the CE Director with any questions.

  • Request for Accommodations: If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the CE Director.

  • Grievance Procedure: Marin CAMFT will respond to complaints in a reasonable, ethical and timely manner, when submitted by program attendees in writing to the CE Director.

  • Anti-Discrimination Policy: Marin CAMFT shall not discriminate against any individual or group with respect to any service, program or activity based on gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, creed, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, ability, or other prohibited basis. Marin CAMFT does not require attendees to adhere to any particular religion or creed in order to participate in training. Marin CAMFT will not promote or advocate for a single modality of treatment that is discriminatory or likely to harm clients based on current accepted standards or practice.

By presenter request, this event will not be recorded and therefore will not be available to Marin CAMFT members later. We hope you'll be able to attend the live presentation in order to benefit from Dr. Hardy's information firsthand.

CEUs are available for live attendance only. You must complete the evaluation at the end in order to receive a completion certificate.  Certificates are sent out by email within one week of the event pending receipt of the evaluation.

Marin County Chapter of CAMFT                  

PO Box 9065 San Rafael, CA 94912-9065     

(415) 459 3484

Marin CAMFT is approved by  the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT Provider #56895) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs

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