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“Meaningfully Engaging Multiracial Individuals and Families in America” presented by Dana Stone, Ph.D., LMFT 1 CE Hours

Dr. Stone’s Bio: Dana Stone, Ph.D., LMFT is an Associate Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at California State University, Northridge. Stone has been working as a marriage and family therapist for over 13 years and she has been teaching graduate students in marriage and family therapy for 10 years. Her investment in writing, reading, and researching about multiracial individuals and their families stems from her personal experience as a biracial female growing up in an interracial family. Stone has written articles and presented lectures and workshops on the multiracial experience and the experiences of interracial families for counselors and therapists in the classroom and at state and local conferences. Her current work also focuses on integrating multicultural awareness and social justice into the classes she teaches and supporting beginning MFTs (specifically MFTs of color) to find their voices and flourish in the profession as future therapists and academics.

Workshop Description:
This first part of a two-part series provides you with information about the unique perspective of Dr. Stone as a multiracial individual. It also provides you with information about the multiracial population in the United States. Who they are and their experiences in the United States culture. Exploration of self-awareness of one’s own race/ethnicity will also be included in this workshop. Finally, a thorough review of current terms and definitions applied to the multiracial population is included.

Learning objectives:
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Describe race broadly and learn how important understanding race is.
2. List the steps for critical self-awareness about their own race/ethnicity
3. Recognize who the multiracial population is in America
4. List the current terms and definitions related to the diverse multiracial population in America