Culturally Competent Mental Health Care for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour): Understanding Historical and Intergenerational Trauma and the Effect on Eating Disorders and Addictions

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Presented by Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH

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3 Hours  |   Pre-approved for 3 CEUs


This is an On Demand course. Participants can watch, pause, and re-watch the sessions at their convenience.

All course content (quiz, certificate, videos) will be available until November 1, 2021. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances. 

Registration will close on October 1, 2021.

Trauma ultimately has the ability to define our behaviours, actions and sense of self.  Beyond childhood trauma, research is also showing the destructive effects of trauma being passed down from generation to generation in our DNA and cultural nurturing.   This is intergenerational trauma.  Historical trauma is trauma that affects groups of people and generations within those groups.  Both historical and intergenerational trauma are now being validated by research showing that the effects of trauma can be passed to children and grandchildren and increases risks for psychological, behavioural and physical health issues.

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  1. Discuss normal neurobiology, neurodevelopment
    1. Brain development is bottom up
    2. Time and use dependence of brain development
  1. Describe childhood maltreatment and impact on neurodevelopment
    1. Prenatal stress and impact on neurodevelopment
    2. Neuronal Pruning
    3. Brain organization and how it is disrupted by trauma and toxic stress
  1. Discuss attachment theory and its relationship to neurodevelopment
  2. Adverse childhood experiences study and risk for addictions and eating disorders
    1. 3 Categories of child maltreatment being studied
    2. Risk statistics related to ACEs
  1. Defining intergenerational and historical trauma
    1. Early studies on historical and intergenerational trauma
    2. Epigenetic memory
    3. Adult manifestations of historical and intergenerational trauma
  1. Intersectionality of LGBTQ+ issues with BIPOC.
  2. Culturally competent care for people from BIPOC populations (Black, Indigenous and people of colour)
    1. Track record of denial in mental health research
    2. Identifying bias
    3. Therapeutic strategies to improve cultural competence and cultural humility.
  1. Understand how intergenerational trauma may increase the risk of substance use disorders and eating disorders.
  2. Define historical trauma.
  3. List 3 of the categories under study in the adverse childhood experiences study.
  4. List 2 effects that trauma has on the development of the brain.

Clinical Professionals: All mental health professionals including, but not limited to Clinical Counsellors, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Hospice and Palliative Care Workers, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Addiction Specialists, Probation Officers, Police Officers, Speech Language Pathologists, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultants and all professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic skills.

Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS is an internationally known author, speaker, expert and pioneer in the use of Integrative Medicine for the treatment of eating disorders and addictions.  She is a graduate of Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Ross is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, an online coaching program for binge eating disorder, emotional eating and food addiction.  She is the former head of the eating disorder program at internationally renowned Sierra Tucson and has served as medical director at two other programs.  Dr. Ross is a consultant for treatment centers around the US who want to include her unique integrative medicine approach to help clients recovering from eating disorders and addictions.  She is the author of three books, the most recent of which is The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.  You can reach Dr. Ross at or

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