Live Online Courses - Culturally Tailored ACT
Targeting Black Racial Trauma (PRAXIS)
In this PRAXIS-sponsored online course (https://www.praxiscet.com/events/culturally-tailored-act/) Dr. Payne shows how to incorporate the POOF model into work with Black clients.
Over four weekly sessions, the following is addressed:
Utilizing accessible language and cultural touchstones to reimagine the hexaflex
Working with collective and community values in addition to personal values
Integrating a cultural humility framework into therapeutic practice
Incorporating an understanding of the social determinants of health (access to healthcare, access to food, social and community context, etc.) into ACT work
The course was offered in May 2021 and will be offered again in May 2022.
Book Coming October 2022: "Out of the Fire: Healing Black Trauma Caused by Systemic Racism Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy" by New Harbinger Press
To date, there are no books on ACT adapted to the trauma that African Americans face. This groundbreaking book looks deeply at the type of trauma - racial, intergenerational, and historical - that African Americans face and shows how tailored ACT can help pull people out of the fire of trauma. The author, Dr. Jennifer Payne, has been engaged in research and systematic research synthesis regarding this topic for a few years now and is an African American clinician herself. She provides authentic and transparent stories, cases, and exercises geared towards blacks throughout the book.
Culturally Tailored ACT - Consultation and Research
Dr. Payne is selectively available for individual or group consultation and training on the POOF model. Please contact her by email to discuss your specific needs and to obtain her hourly consultation rate.
In addition, Dr. Payne engages in continued empirical research on the culturally-tailored model (grants and publications). Please contact her by email to discuss potential collaboration efforts.