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What Clinicians Need to Know About Anti-Asian Racism

  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • 10:30 AM - 1:45 PM


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Presented by Sherry C. Wang, PhD

Includes 3 CE credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and LCSWs.
This event will be online only. A recording will be made available to all registrants for 3 months. For those who can't attend live, CE credit is available by watching the recording and passing a test.

The current presentation will address Asian American mental health since the COVID19 pandemic. The presenter will also draw from empirical research that she has collected with Asian Americans at the start of the pandemic. Additionally, she will highlight the roots of anti-Asian sentiment and its ongoing manifestation, from microaggressions to overt violence, and historical and present-day experiences of racism. Attendees will learn about the ways in which their knowledge can improve their clinical work, teaching, research, outreach, and advocacy. That is, by better understanding the racial experiences of Asian Americans in the U.S. context, health care providers will be able to better understand the distinctiveness of what it is like to be Asian Americans in the U.S. context. Additionally, the presenter will address the racial dynamics of US society to highlight the role of cross-racial solidarity and coalition-building in enhancing Asian American mental health.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

1. Define the yellow peril and model minority stereotype as myths that have historically and continuously marginalized Asian Americans.
2. Describe two ways in which Asian American racial trauma is distinct from other racial groups.
3. List two ways in which racism operates as a system to suppress Asian Americans and Black Americans; and in turn, recognize how solidarity combats White supremacy
4. Identify one method of combatting anti-Asian violence in your personal and professional life.

        About the Presenter

        Sherry C. Wang, PhD (she/her/她) is an Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University (SCU). She is also an Associate Dean of DEI in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology at SCU. Dr. Wang is a licensed psychologist, anti-racist educator, and community-based researcher. She identifies as a cisgender woman (she/her) and her worldview is influenced by her bilingual and bicultural background as a Taiwanese immigrant and Asian American. Dr. Wang’s scholarship is rooted in examining sociocultural determinants (e.g., access to healthcare services, social support, community attitudes) in ethnic/racial health disparities. She teaches graduate courses in multicultural counseling, developmental psychology, microskills, and feminist multicultural therapy.


        Wang, S.C., & Santos, B. M. C. (2022). Go back to China with your (expletive) virus: A revelatory case study of anti-Asian racism during COVID-19. Asian American Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/aap0000287

        Wang, S. C., & Santos, B. M. C. (2023). At the intersection of the model minority myth and antiblackness: From Asian American triangulation to recommendations for solidarity. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 70(4), 352–366. https://doi.org/10.1037/cou0000662

        This is an introductory level course.

        If you miss any of the presentation, you will not be eligible for the CEUs. This course meets the qualifications of 3 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
        SCV-CAMFT is a CAMFT-approved continuing education provider (CEPA 052466).

        The views expressed in presentations made at SCV-CAMFT meetings or events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of SCV-CAMFT. Presentations at SCV-CAMFT events do not constitute an endorsement of the vendor or speaker's views, products or services.

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