The Manifestation of Racial Microaggressions: Implications for Clinical Practice (Self Study Webinar)

  • January 01, 2025




Over the last two decades, there has been mounting evidence that oppression and discrimination have become more subtle and nuanced in the form of microaggressions. Briefly, racial microaggressions have been defined as derogatory verbal, behavioral, and environmental slights, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional directed toward People of Color. Recent data suggests that the perception and experience of racial microaggressions can be detrimental to individuals. This presentation focuses on the manifestations of racial microaggressions in clinical practice and discusses intervention and prevention strategies.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Identify how racial microaggressions manifest in clinical practice
2.      Explain the psychological impact of microaggressions on the patient
3.      Apply interventions to minimize harm
4.      Utilize resources that can be used to prevent racial microaggressions

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Torino received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2009 and is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology at SUNY Empire State College. She has authored numerous scholarly articles, book chapters and peer-reviewed studies on the teaching strategies used to cultivate culturally competent clinicians; processes of white racial identity development; and the manifestation and impact of microaggressions. She has conducted numerous diversity training workshops within the fields of higher education, medicine, emergency management, business, and K-12 education. Dr. Torino is a licensed psychologist and has a private practice in Ossining, NY. For more information including a list of selected publications, invited talks, blogs, and interviews, visit

This course is offered for 1.0 CE credits (1 hour). Completion of an evaluation and post-test are required in order to receive credit. 

Free for NYSAN members

$30 fee for non-members

*New York State Association of Neuropsychology is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0052.*

*NYSAN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. NYSAN maintains responsibility for this program and its content.*  

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