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Anti-Asian Racism and Clinical Social Work: Erasure, Exclusion, Trauma and Healing

  • 28 Jun 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 13


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Target Audience: social workers, mental health professionals
Content level: intermediate
3.0 Continuing Education credits 


The purpose of this webinar is to help clinical social workers understand anti-Asian racism, recognize its impact on Asian American social and emotional health, and explore racism-based trauma and healing from an anti-oppressive practice perspective. The following topics will be discussed in the webinar:

  • Historical roots of anti-Asian racism, white supremacy, and coloniality
  • Manifestations and impact of anti-Asian racism: erasure, exclusion, and trauma
  • Racism-based trauma and healing from an anti-oppressive practice perspective

This webinar is designed to be interactive, and participants will have an opportunity to work with a clinical vignette in small groups to deepen their knowledge and skills to explore racism-based trauma and healing from an anti-oppressive practice perspective.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss historical roots of anti-Asian racism and their relationship to white supremacy and coloniality
  • Recognize consequences of anti-Asian racism on Asian American social and emotional health
  • Examine use of an anti-oppressive practice perspective in racism-based trauma and healing
  • Apply clinical knowledge and skills from an anti-oppressive practice perspective in regards to anti-Asian racism trauma and healing

About the Facilitator

Hye-Kyung Kang, Ph.D., MA, MSW

Hye-Kyung Kang, MA, MSW, Ph.D. is Chair of the Social Work Dept and associate professor at Seattle University. She is a first-generation immigrant Korean American social worker and received her MSW and PhD at University of Washington. Kang’s research focuses on immigrant social and mental health, postcolonial social work practice, community organizing in communities of color, and critical pedagogy. Kang is a founding director of the social justice-focused and community-based clinical MSW program at Seattle University and a co-founder of API Chaya, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to ending systemic violence and empower survivors of gender violence. She is a co-author of an upcoming book, Racism in the United States: Implications for the Healing Professions, 3rd ed. (Springer). 

Course interaction & system requirements

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in facilitator-led discussions. 

Fee & Registration 

Member - $39
Non-member - $59

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive log-in information via email from  prior to the Webinar.

Course Completion & CE Info

To earn 3.0 CE credits, must log in at the scheduled time, and attend the entire course.  Attendees must attend this session to receive a Post-test/Evaluation/Certificate follow-up email after the completion of the program to obtain CE credit. 

Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Clinical Social Work Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/27/20 – 08/27/23. Clinical Social Workers completing this course will receive 3 clinical continuing education credit after passing the post-test.

System Requirements to Participate

On a PC:
Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

On a Mac:

Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio


For questions or concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call 202-599-8443. Or email

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