(WEBINAR) Intersectionality in Therapy: Attending to Sociopolitical Contexts and Therapist Positionality


# of CE's: 2.0

CE Type: SW, APA               # of CE's: 2.0 CE's


About This Course

There are extensive disparities in access and quality of mental health care for historically marginalized communities due to past and current sociopolitical contexts that reinforce racism, heterosexism, cissexism, and ableism. This training provides an overview of key sociopolitical events that have impacted mental health care, current research on disparities in access and quality of mental health care, and the importance of attending to therapist identities, experiences, values, and biases.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss how racism, heterosexism, cissexism, and ableism in mental healthcare have been informed by key historical events
  2. Describe current research on disparities in mental healthcare have impacted access to, and quality of, mental health care for historically marginalized communities.
  3. Describe how to utilize critical reflection skills to examine how therapists’ own identities, experiences, values, and biases inform therapist-client interactions, and attendance to client identities.


Intended Audience: 

Clinicians and mental health workers within the CBH/DBHIDS network


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.


Credit Statements:

2.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content


Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 2.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

March 14, 2023

Patty Kuo

Postdoctoral Fellow

Penn Collaborative


Patty Kuo, PhD graduated from the University of Utah’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program. She received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her M.Ed from the University of Louisville. After completing a pre-doctoral internship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, WA, she joined the Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science as a postdoctoral fellow. At the Penn Collaborative, Patty’s work focuses on psychotherapy processes and outcomes, particularly cultural processes and awareness.