Diversity Series #3: Examining White Fragility
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When: August 17, 2020
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Live Webinar
United States
Contact: Vicky Wheeler

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Diversity Series #3:  Examining White Fragility

Presented by LaConda Fanning, PsyD, LPC, RN, ACS, CATP & Rebecca Kaderli, MA, LPC, LSATP, NCC

Live Webinar

White Fragility is referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially (DiAngelo, 2018). In a time of civil unrest, there are many underlying emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt. Examining the language and emotional structures surrounding racial attitudes is imperative to moving forward. The complexity of social justice embraces the reality of various perspectives that have become affected and infected by distorted perceptions and bias. It is essential to foster culturally compassionate conversations to influence societal change.


Detailed Overview of Presentation

I.  Introduction of White Fragility: “ Why its so hard for White people to talk about racism?

2. Examining the work of Robin DeAngelo and additional scholars on White Fragility

3. Reviewing key historical concepts i.e. Racism and Civil Rights, White Supremacy, Racial Triggers,  What’s necessary to move forward?

Learning Objectives:

Participants will understand and learn to recognize personal bias and experience that influence personal

Participants will learn the importance of dismantling perspective of privilege to minimize complacency

3.  Participants will learn strategies and techniques to initiate courageous cultural conversations recognizing growth and change are permanent cultural expectation



VCA Members:  Free

Non-Members: $80


Presenter Bios

Dr. LaConda Ambrose Fanning is professionally trained in Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Theology. She is Licensed as a Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner, and Registered Nurse. She is a board certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional and Approved Clinical Supervisor.  Her expertise includes Childhood Trauma, Chronic Mental Health, Behavioral Disorders, Marriage and Family Restoration, Psychological Assessment, Christian Counseling, and Church Administration. She has over 25 years of education in mental health, organizational leadership and psychology.Dr. Fanning has been recognized as the 2017 Humanitarian of the Year by the Virginia Counselors Association. She currently serves as the Treasurer of the Virginia Counselors Association, as well as the VCA Chair of the Professional Development Committee.  Currently Dr. Fanning practices as a psychotherapist with Christian Psychotherapy Services and a Practicing Partner of Psychological Services of Virginia. She is a lifelong learner ad loves teaching. She has presented at a wealth of conferences throughout her profession and is a published.

Rebecca Kaderli is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Provider, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Registered Supervisor who holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. She is the Immediate Past President of the Virginia Counselors Association. She currently practices counseling and supervises residents at the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority, where she has been the back-to-back recipient of the 2018/2019 Champion Award for Advocacy for effectively and appropriately advocating for an underserved population. Affiliations include the American Counseling Association, Virginia Counselors Association, Richmond Area Counselors Association, Virginia Clinical Counselors Association, Virginia Association of Addictions Counselors, the Recovery Coalition, National Alliance of Mental Illness, and Chi Sigma Iota.




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