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Kimberly Applewhite Recorded Webinar: Antiracism in the Third Wave - Culturally Humble Applications in Principle-Driven Treatment

Subcategories: POPULATIONS | Black / Indigenous / People of Color  

1.5 Hours of CE

$25 for members / $35 for non-members

Moderator: Lily Brown, Ph.D.


The racially stressful events of the past decade, punctuated by the current “double pandemic” of COVID-19 and racially-implicated deaths of Black individuals, have heightened the call for anti-racism in various spheres of influence, including in clinical work. Principle-driven strategies for treatment, often found in “Third Wave” adaptations to cognitive and behavioral treatment, have the potential to imbue principles of anti-racism more thoroughly into treatment while maintaining the integrity of evidence-based treatment protocols. This presentation will discuss the ethical responsibility of practitioners to engage in anti-racist work, review literature of existing third-wave interventions (i.e. DBT, ACT) that use principle-driven anti-racist strategies to present culturally humble care, and focus participants on their own committed action to anti-racism in their own practice. 


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Connect existing practitioner ethical commitments to anti-racist practice.
  2. Deepen understanding of “what is being left out” of research and practice related to racially diverse communities.
  3. Identify personal and role-level values consistency between evidence based practice and anti-racism in treatment and research.
  4. Learn ways to increase the quality of principle-driven approaches to enhance existing protocols in a culturally humble manner
  5. Identify values-consistent committed action to anti-racist practice.


About the Presenter:

Kimberly Applewhite, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, adjunct professor, and clinical consultant practicing in the Salt Lake City area. She received a Doctorate of Psychology in School-Clinical Child Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University (Bronx, NY). Kimberly received the Leadership and Education in Adolescent Health psychology postdoctoral fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Adolescent Medicine (Boston, MA). She works primarily as a psychologist on the Dialectical Behavior Therapy team at the Utah Center for Evidence Based Treatment, PRN psychologist at Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute, Salt Lake City, UT) and adjunct instructor at the University of Utah. She also is a co-founder of The Black Clinicians, a consultation and mental health group serving the Black community in Utah and beyond. 


Recommended Readings/Resources:


  1. Lillis, J. & Hayes, S.C. (2007). Applying Acceptance, Mindfulness, and Values to the Reduction of Prejudice: A Pilot Study. Behavior Modification, 31(4), 389-411.
  2. Pierson, A.M., Arunagiri, V., & Bond, D.M. (2021). “You Didn’t Cause Racism, and You Have to Solve it Anyways”: Antiracist Therapist Adaptations to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  3. Babu, C. (2017, January). Why I Left My White Therapist. Vice. Accessed from



About the Moderator:  Lily Brown, PhD, is the Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety and an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research and clinical work focuses on anxiety-related disorders and suicide prevention.


Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00

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