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Noel Ramirez

Noel Ramirez Presents

A Primer for Clinicians in the Era of Anti-Asian Racism and Toxic Nationalism

Now Available On-Demand

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1.75 CE Credits

About the CE Credits Offered
CE Details: 1.75 Cultural Competency

Counselors: This program has been approved for 1.75 CE clock hours by the Louisiana Counseling Association as authorized by the Louisiana Professional Counselor Licensing Board of Examiners.

Marriage & Family Therapists: This workshop meets the requirements and has been approved for 1.75 hours for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisiana by the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Addictions Counselors: This course has been approved by, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, is responsible for all aspects of the programing. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Social Workers:, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2021 – 03/31/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 Cultural Competency continuing education credits.
ASWB ACE credit is not available in NY and NJ.

Psychologists: 1.75 Credits - Click here to review Accreditation
Learner Notification (including New York Approvals)

California State Approvals: Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs. maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

About Noel Ramirez, DBH, MPH, LCSW

I am a Philadelphia-based licensed clinical social worker and public health professional. Informed by Immigrant-Filipino parents who love through a sense of home, a chosen Queer family who resist subjugation, and a public health community that seeks to honor social and environmental context. My approach is relational, inter-subjective and grounded in love, honor, and respect.

Education and Training
I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and my Master’s in Public health from Drexel University. I have completed my Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and focused my academic work on developing programming on patient-centered medical homes, integrated health care, recovery-oriented primary care, and body positivity. I am a certified clinical anxiety treatment professional, have completed foundational training in relational-psychoanalytic psychotherapy, completed a fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and have a certificate in clinical supervision of mental health providers.

Professional Experience
I have been a clinical social worker since 2009 and have been involved in various community-based programs in the Philadelphia Metro Area. In the last decade, I have led HIV prevention and care programming for gay/bisexual men, supported systems to enhance recovery/resilience programming for federally qualified health centers, and continue to be active in initiatives related to communities that I am a part of Queer/Asian-Americans, anti-black racism in mental health, and body positivity. I teach graduate courses in social work practice at Columbia University and West Chester University of Pennsylvania and provide consultation to various community initiatives (Federally Qualified Health Centers, Recovery-Oriented Primary Care).
I am deeply honored to be doing this work and to be in a community with compassionate colleagues and beautifully resilient members of the communities that I belong to and serve.

DBH: Doctorate in Behavioral Health: Arizona State University
MPH: Public Health: Drexel University
MSW: Clinical Social Work: University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Specialization
Asian-American Identity, Mood concerns, couples therapy, stuckness, sexuality, integrated healthcare, recovery-resilience, body image, and positivity.

About the Workshop

Content Level: Beginner

Historically, the United States canon of mental health research and intervention has grossly neglected the needs of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. With the rise of anti-AAPI racism and discrimination precipitated by the Covid-19 Pandemic, AAPI folx have reported higher levels of mental health acuity and deserve/need culturally responsive care. Unfortunately, many AAPI folx report not receiving this.

This workshop seeks to contribute to the dialogue of creating healing centered engagement in AAPI mental health care. Through a review of relevant frameworks on identity development and family systems that speak to AAPI subjectivity, case vignettes of AAPI therapists working with AAPI clients, and critical consciousness, this workshop aims to create a discussion about the inter-subjectivity in the work of applying a healing justice framework in AAPI community practices and mental health programming.


Educational Goal:

Participants are expected to respond to events which have shifted public perceptions of the Asian American Pacific Islander community, identify causal factors and culturally-appropriate treatment considerations, and incorporate these newfound data into their practice.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the complexity of at least 3 approaches needed to care for Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities during this time of increased Anti-Asian racism and discrimination.
  2. Compare and Contrast the therapeutic frameworks that address collective trauma, healing-centered approaches, intersectionality, and mental health concerns among AAPI.
  3. Incorporate at least 3 elements of post-colonialism, critical race theory, and relational theory into treatment planning and use of self with enhanced understanding on individual and cultural subjectivity.

How to Register

To register for the workshop, you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Click the "Register" button to begin the registration process.
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  3. You MUST use the email address associated with your profile at registration. This is an important step so we can verify attendance accurately.
  4. You will be able to access the event by visiting the "My Events" page within your profile. Please access the event link at this page at least 15 minutes prior to the event's start time to be directed to the Zoom registration page.
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Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions!

System Requirements

- A desktop, laptop, or mobile device
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone
- A webcam or HD webcam

Recorded Content Statement:

This session is being recorded for future on-demand continuing education.

You have no obligation to appear or speak in the recording. You can turn off your video and participate under an alias if you choose. If you choose to participate in an identifiable way, you agree to being recorded and authorize the use of the recording for continuing education purposes. The information shown in this presentation is the sole intellectual property of the presenter(s) and is not to be used or duplicated without first-party permission.

By participating, you agree to adhere to expectations of appropriate conduct and the ethical standards of your appropriate licensing board. maintains the right to remove anyone during this session at any time. The following are strictly prohibited:
Language or behavior that is obscene, illegal, or offensive, including but not limited to sexual harassment, hate speech, etc
Giving out personal information about another person, including home address and phone number

By participating, you reaffirm your agreement to comply with the User Terms & Conditions.