Differentials: The role of trauma, race, gender, and sexuality in diagnosis and treatment

Aspects of identity are important considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions, yet improper assumptions may lead to misdiagnosis and/or ineffective interventions. Designed for intermediate practitioners, this live interactive webinar will focus on the intersectionality of identity (specifically race, gender, and sexuality) among individuals seeking mental health treatment, particularly for trauma-related conditions. Approaching the topic from a lens of multicultural awareness, the presenters will address environmental-, provider-, and intervention-specific barrier...Read mores to intensive treatment associated with the intersection between identity and mental health. Additionally, specific strategies and techniques will be provided to promote more accepting, engaging, and effective approaches to treatment. At the end of the presentation there will be a moderated Q&A session to address audience questions. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • List three treatment barriers unique to the intersection of identity and mental health conditions among individuals with trauma histories and experiences of marginalization.
  • Identify at least three symptoms common to various psychiatric disorders and engage in differential diagnosis with attention to the role of identity.
  • Name the three brain structures related to posttraumatic stress symptoms, as well as identify current evidence-based approaches to pharmacological management of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Learning Levels

  • Intermediate

Thursday, June 15, 2023

Live Interactive Webinar

01:00 PM EDT - 02:30 PM EDT

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EARN 1.5 CE Credit Hours
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About the speakers


1 pm ET Welcome and speaker introduction

1:05 pm The role of identity in diagnosis

      • Diagnostic overlaps and intersection of identity
      • Pediatric trauma prevalence
      • Alternative explanations: Research on intersectionality of identity and mental health-related stigma

1:40 pm The role of identity in treatment

      • Brief overview of neuroanatomy of trauma
      • Review of pharmacological treatments for trauma
      • Review of evidence based behavioral interventions
      • Recommendations and future directions

2:15 pm Moderated Q&A

2:28 pm Closure

CE Information - Earn 1.5 CE Credit Hours

CE Approvals

American Psychological Association
Rogers Behavioral Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rogers Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Rogers Behavioral Health designates this live program for 1.5 continuing education credits; no partial credits will be awarded.
Association of Social Work Boards
Rogers Behavioral Health, provider number 1101, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory board have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Rogers Behavioral Health maintains responsibility for this course. Approval period: October 18, 2020 – October 18, 2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 clinical continuing education credits.
National Board for Certified Counselors
Rogers Behavioral Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6192. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Rogers Behavioral Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.5 instructional clock hours will be awarded.
Other Professionals
Rogers Behavioral Health will issue a certificate of attendance for your participation in this activity.

CE Process Info

Each professional is responsible for the individual requirements as stipulated by his/her licensing agency. Please contact your individual licensing board/regulatory agency to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Participants must be logged in for the entire program to be eligible to receive CE credit. Participants who complete the webinar will receive an email with the link to the evaluation form – this will be sent to the email account used to register. Once the evaluation form is completed, participants will be able to download their certificate. 

A Continuing Education Certificate for this program will be obtained using the website CE Go. After the event, you will receive an email with a link to CE Go. This link will be emailed to the account you used to register for this event.

Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:

  • Complete the mandatory evaluation forms for the event
  • Download your CE Certificate in PDF form

Pre-registration is required. Because we are offering this webinar for free, there is no promo code – simply click the “Checkout” button to begin registration. A new screen will appear with the registration form. Note: You must fill in all the information requested on the form (using the scroll bar to access) and check the box to agree before the “Place Order” button will function. After placing your order, a new screen will appear to confirm your successful registration, and you will receive an email from CE-GO with your personal Zoom link (if it’s not in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder).


The presenters have each declared that they do not, nor does their family have, any financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the presentation. The presenters have each declared that they do not have any relevant non-financial relationships. Additionally, all planners involved do not have any financial relationships.