Live Online Workshop Series: Anti-Racism Training with Dr. Alana Tappin, C. Psych

Live Online Workshop Series
Anti-Racism Training

Dr. Alana Tappin, C. Psych

Inequality makes us unwell. Research that has investigated inequality and social outcomes in “developed” nations demonstrates that the frequency of mental health problems are highest in nations with the greatest inequality. In almost all health professions across Canada and the United States, social injustice is considered to have an impact “out there.” What if social inequality is in fact embedded in the way we learn to care for and support our clients in our own field? The purpose of this training is to begin critically addressing our own blindspots as clinicians and leaders in our profession. As we begin to increase and deepen our awareness, we will see with increasing clarity the myriad of ways social inequality affects an individual and family. These new insights will enable us to better understand our clients and deliver more effective and efficient clinical services.

The training will be divided into four 4-hour sessions, held one time per month, for a total of 16 hours of training.

Each session will be 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on March 12, April 16, May 14, and June 11.

Session 1 (March 12)

  • Introduction
  • Objectives/core issue
  • Important definitions (e.g., race, privilege, intersectionality, oppression)
  • Unconscious/implicit bias
  • The North American Caste System

Session 2 (April 16)

  • Impact of the Caste System: Privilege and oppression – 2 sides of the same coin
  • Indigenous erasure
  • Anti-black racism
  • Japanese internment
  • Poverty
  • Immigration
  • Internalized superiority and oppression

Session 3 (May 14)

  • Impact of privilege and oppression on health
  • Implications for clinical work
  • Dealing with shame and guilt
  • Microaggressions and microaggression repair

Session 4 (June 11)

  • Truth and reconciliation
  • Guidelines, conditions, and solutions for truth-telling about privilege, oppression and justice
  • Restorative practices
  • Anti-oppressive practice

The training will be provided via Zoom and will rely on active engagement and discussion about some sensitive and difficult topics. A maximum of 50 participants will be able to register. Participants must sign up for the entire series of workshops, as each session will build upon knowledge gained in the previous session. Participants will also be required to attend a 1-hour “lifework/accountability group” in between sessions, where 3-4 participants will meet to discuss themes and topics arising from the training.

For more information about Dr. Tappin see

You can also view Dr. Tappin’s YouTube channel here

For anti-racism information and resources provided by Dr. Tappin and colleagues, see this link


BC-ABA is offering 4 Ethics CEUs for participants attending this event, included in registration fees.

This event will not be recorded. In order to be awarded CEU’s, you will complete an attendance verification process during the event. Your certificate will be emailed to you 3 weeks following the event.

We cannot administer CEU’s without attendance verification, and we are not able to process reimbursements for payments received.


We will be offering a sliding scale fee structure for this event, please evaluate your fee based on the following guidelines:

$250.00 – Our family is able to live comfortably and afford occasional luxuries. We want a portion of our fee to go towards supporting those who otherwise would not be able to attend.
$200.00 – Our family is able to make our ends meet.
$150.00 – Our family has some difficulty making our ends meet.

Registration closes March 9, 2021.

Registration is not available for this event.