A dive into the multiracial identity experience within family and social contexts

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This interview provides a focus on the multiracial experience within family and social contexts, and considerations about the process of identity formation for multiracial individuals. Resilience and unique challenges for multiracial individuals and families are discussed, as well as recommendations for parents and possible therapeutic interventions to support child/adolescent racial identity development.

    Note: In this course, Dr. Stone uses the term ‘multiracial’ to encapsulate and refer to individuals whose parents are of different races/ethnicities, including but not limited to 'multiracial', 'multiethnic', 'polyethnic', 'biracial', 'mixed-race', etc.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Define what it means to be multiracial; Describe three or more unique elements of multiracial identity development for individuals and their families; Outline two or more possible clinical issues for multiracial individuals and families.

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory & Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; users can re-test up to three times. After three attempts, users are advised to re-listen to the audio course in its entirety and then subsequently re-test. Psychologists who are seeking CE credit may not be awarded credit if they attempt to pass the post-test more than three times.)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee & Interviewer

Dr. Dana Stone, LMFT

Multiracial Studies Expert

Dana Stone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist and associate professor and fieldwork coordinator in the marriage and family therapy program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN). Dr. Stone’s investment in writing, reading, and researching about multiracial individuals and their families stems from her personal experience as a multiracial Black-white female growing up in an interracial family. Dr. Stone has made contributions to the multidisciplinary field of multiracial studies and critical mixed-race theory through published articles, guest lectures, conference presentations, and workshops on the multiracial experience and the experiences of interracial families. Dr. Stone also centers multicultural humility, critical consciousness, and social justice in her teaching, supervision, advising, and other research. Her current work is particularly focused on supporting minoritized early career therapists bring their whole selves into to their work; to find their voices and flourish in the mental health field.

Please visit Dr. Stone at her Private Practice page, California State University Northridge’s Faculty Page, and check out her book, Finding Your Voice as a Beginning Marriage and Family Therapist.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Feedback Informed Treatment, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

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