Racial Injustice and Trauma

How Therapists Can Respond


Part 1: Featuring S. Kent Butler, PhD, Gail Parker, PhD, and Monnica T. Williams, PhD



Part 2: Featuring Deran Young, LCSW, Amber Flynn, LCPC, and Lambers Fisher, LMFT



S. Kent Butler, PhD

S. Kent Butler, PhD,

is the President-Elect for the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as past president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and the Interim Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Officer at University of Central Florida.

Gail Parker, PhD,

is a clinical psychologist, media personality, educator, and author. She’s the President of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) and the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma (2020).

Gail Parker, PhD

Monnica T. Williams, PhD, ABPP

Monnica T. Williams, PhD,

is an associate professor at University of Ottawa and the Canada Research Chair for Mental Health Disparities. She’s coauthor of the recently released book Eliminating Race-Based Mental Health Disparities: Promoting Equity and Culturally Responsive Care across Settings.

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV,

is a marriage and family therapist who has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice, nonprofit organizations, as well as ministry environments.

Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV

Amber Flynn, MA, LCPC, NCC

Amber Flynn, MA, LCPC, NCC,

is a licensed clinical professional counselor specializing in race-based trauma. She has extensive training in behavior analysis and is a Level 1 IFS trained therapist.

Deran Young, LCSW,

is the founder of Black Therapists Rock, an organization that includes over 20,000 professionals committed to reducing intergenerational trauma in marginalized communities. She currently works with Brené Brown training on the topic of diversity, inclusion, and equality.

Deran Young, LCSW

Zachary R. Taylor, MA LPC NCC

Zachary R. Taylor, MA LPC NCC

is a licensed and board-certified professional counselor and Director of Continuing Education at Psychotherapy Networker, a division of PESI, Inc.

Resources Mentioned in Panels:

Black Therapists Rock

My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts & Bodies, Resmaa Menakem

Eliminating Race-Based Disparities in Mental Health, Monnica T. Williams

Restorative Yoga for Race-based Stress & Trauma, Gail Parker

White Fragility, Robin DiAngelo

Eddie Moore Jr.’s 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge

Lambers Fisher’s Diversity Made Simple Training

American Counseling Association Resources

American Psychological Association Resources