Course Description

Licensed psychologist and trauma expert Dr. Ebony Butler sheds light on what the future of mental healthcare can look like for the Black Community. Join Dr. Butler as she discusses how practitioners can empower a historically underserved population by addressing the most common barriers like lack of access and resources as well as community stigma.

This course does not provide continuing education (CE) credit. Recorded video format.

Course Outline

1. Mental health in historical context

2. Barriers to mental health care

3. External and internal mistrust

4. Where are we and where to go from here

5. Tools and resources


Ebony Butler, PhD

Dr. Ebony Butler is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of My Therapy Cards, a card deck aimed at helping Black women and other women of color access affordable mental health tools to combat the barriers in the field of mental health space. She is passionate about helping individuals thrive in trauma recovery and explore their identity. Dr. Butler is specifically interested in issues that impact marginalized communities, including minority women and LGBT persons.

Additional Information

Format and Length:

Recorded video format (non-interactive). Total running time 30 minutes.

Who Should Attend:

Psychologists, counselors, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, and other mental health care workers at all career levels.

Publication and Review Dates:

Course Published: August 26, 2021 

Refund Policy:

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No Continuing Education credit:

This course does not provide continuing education (CE) credit.