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CE Webinar: A Neurobiological Treatment Approach For Racism and Intergenerational Trauma

The Traumatic Impact of Racism for Black People:

A Neurobiological Treatment Approach to Intergenerational Trauma for Mental Health Professionals

Friday, August 14th | 11:00am – 1:00pm CT

Experiencing the traumatic impact of racism as a black person often creates C-PTSD. The mental health professional often has no competency in this area, which can create a barrier to trust and empathy, sabotaging the therapeutic alliance. Using a neurobiological approach for the professional and the client creates opportunity for connection. As the mental health professional is given resources and training related to the traumatic impact of racism on black people the quality of client care increases. This training allows the professional to gain and increase empathy for the suffering that this particular trauma causes, while being curious regarding their own blind spots and biases. This course is approved for 1.5 CE’s (Must be present for the duration of the presentation to receive certificate of completion… see details below).



After this program participants will be able to:

  1. Define how racism is different from racial prejudice, hatred or discrimination.
  2. Identify three microaggression symptoms.
  3. Identify three defenses that reveal bias.
  4. Define self compassion.


Lisa Lackey, LCPC, CSAT, CMAT

Lisa Lackey has worked in the field of addiction since 1994. Along with her husband Steve Lackey, she co-founded Insideout Living, Inc. Lisa believes that trauma healing comes from finally completing an emotional experience that may have only been completed as a physical experience long ago. Therapy is about conversations that help people understand how they inadvertently trap the part of the story that they couldn’t handle in a hidden place within their being. Sharing stories gives what was unspeakable a voice, unlocks trapped pain and trauma in the presence of a safe witness, where feelings can be released. “Limbic re-visioning” is about rewiring the neural structure of a person who has suffered trauma or emotional neglect. In order for this to occur, an external example must be present for the limbic brain to mimic. Deep, respectful, contemplative, and heart-based listening that is based on loving acceptance instead of judgment, creates an optimal model for the traumatized limbic system to mimic as it is restructuring.

Her clinical expertise is in the treatment of sexual addiction, childhood trauma, other addictions, and family systems. Holding two master’s degrees, one in Education from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University and the other in Counseling from National-Louis University. Lisa is known as The Conversation Starter on her podcast Insideout Conversations. The podcast creates a space for transformative conversations. Understanding the power of community, Lisa created Lovely Space, an online and in person experience where soulful women committed to radical self-love and revolutionary acts of healing self and others gather to connect to the power of their story.

She is also a writer and transformational speaker, facilitating conversations in corporate settings, professional conferences, recovery venues, spiritual communities and providing training and development seminars to executive level professionals.


This program is approved for 1.5 CE’s by the NASW and NBCC organizations.

*Participants must be present for the duration of the presentation (90 mins) to receive certificate of completion. Your time stamp for joining and exiting the webinar will be logged for verification.


  • 11:00am-11:05am CST – Housekeeping and introduction
  • 11:05am-12:35pm CST – Presentation: The Traumatic Impact of Racism for Black People – A Neurobiological Treatment Approach to Intergenerational Trauma for Mental Health Professionals
  • 12:35-1:00pm CST – Questions and Answer session


Attendees for this intermediate presentation are behavioral healthcare professionals in private practice, treatment program clinical directors/staff, community agencies and various mental health disciplines.

Continuing Education Sponsored by: Integrative Life Center

“The Traumatic Impact of Racism for Black People – A Neurobiological Treatment Approach to Intergenerational Trauma for Mental Health Professionals”: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for 1.5 continuing education clinical hours. Integrative Life Center has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6483. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Integrative Life Center is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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