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Historical Trauma, Social Justice and Intersectionality: Clinical Strategies for Mental Health Professionals

Total Credits: 2 including 2 APA Credit, 2 California Board of Registered Nurses, 2 California CLE, 2 California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors

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Historical Trauma, Systemic Trauma, and Marginalized Populations |  Trauma in General
Loren M. Hill, Ph.D.
Course Levels:
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


*This is an advanced training appropriate for professionals who have been in the field for 7+ years.*

Effective treatment begins with considering the complex cultural composition of clients and how social justice issues further intersect with their lives. When working with marginalized populations, clinicians may feel ill-equipped to support clients who have been adversely affected by historical trauma. They may also feel overwhelmed when trying to support the various aspects of intersectionality. The presentation will cover the origins, impact, transmission, and manifestation of historical trauma and how marginalized populations are impacted. Intersectionality, cultural trauma, and oppression also be discussed. Practical and innovative techniques for assessing clients, avoiding cultural misunderstanding, building a therapeutic alliance, correcting mistakes, and treatment recommendations will be offered.


  1. Understand the basics of the HIPP theory (Historical, Inter-generational, Persistent institutional, Personal) of radicalized trauma.
  2. Understand the basics of the Intersectionality, cultural trauma, and oppression.
  3. Identify the basics of at least one inclusionary approach. 



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Dr. Loren M. Hill is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice and an experienced academician. She has held several positions in academia. She recently joined Union Institute and University's newly created division of Transformation and Strategic Alliances as their first faculty hire. She has been tasked with developing and managing Union's continuing education courses and workshops. Previously she held the position of Director of the Forensic Psychology Post-Baccalaureate Certificates Program at Fielding Graduate University. Before that appointment, Dr. Hill was the Department Chair and Director of the Forensic Training Institute in the Clinical Forensic Department at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus. During her tenure, she oversaw mental health training, research, and community outreach in clinical forensic psychology. Additionally, she identified and built relationships to provide underserved and under-resourced community members with information about the importance of mental health and mental wellness. 

Dr. Hill has over two decades of experience in the field of mental health. She is a cultural evaluator, and her areas of interest include history and systems of psychology and trauma. She has memberships with the American Psychological Association (APA), California Psychological Association (CPA), and Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA), and she serves as a member of the LACPA Ethics Committee. She also holds memberships with the Los Angeles Child and Adolescent Suicide Review Team, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan Think Tank, Psi Chi National Psychological Honor Society, Society of Psychologist In Management (SPIM), and the Society of STEM Women of Color. Dr. Hill is the principal of Acclivity, a consultancy that advises clients in executive coaching, psychoeducation, organizational and program management, and evaluation.


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