Course Description

Course Overview: 

More than 50 years after Dr. King's speech, racial disparities continue to exist in various systems, including healthcare, education, the criminal justice system and those impacted by poverty. As a counselor, not only is it unrealistic to be racially colorblind, it is dangerous and does more harm than good. If you don't see my color, you can't see me. And if you can't see me how can you empathize with my racial experiences, accept my whole being and validate my perspectives.

Course Objectives: 

  • Acknowledge racial colorblindness as a racial microaggression that upholds white supremacy
  • Evaluate the ethical implications of being racially colorblind in practice
  • Identify 3 racial disparities that exist and the role in recognizing race in order to advocate and empower clients to fight against inequities
  • Define cultural humility and explore strategies to increase interpersonal and intrapersonal cultural humility to improve rapport building and alleviate further trauma


Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW

Crystal Rozelle – Bennett, LMSW is the founder and CEO of THRYVE, LLC. Ms. Bennett brings over 20 years of experience with youth and families to the leadership of THRYVE. She is committed to advocating for and empowering individuals and communities. Through coaching, consultation, presentations, and workshop facilitation, Ms. Bennett has worked with thousands of professionals, across the nation, to promote the delivery of trauma-informed, culturally inclusive, and person-centered strategies and services. Her areas of expertise include Human Trafficking, Suicide Prevention, Child Trauma/Maltreatment, Motivational Interviewing, Racial Trauma, Cultural Humility, and working to dismantle systems of white supremacy to promote equity and justice.