On-Demand CE Training

ODL 239: Undermining the Cultural Power: Understanding Systemic Racism and Code Switching

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Created on 02/10/2023

Target Audience:

This course is targeted for social workers, case managers, nurses, and counselors.


Helping professionals are on the frontlines of many disparities that people face on a daily basis, and systemic racism is one of them. While we as helping professionals are trying to decrease the number of barriers our clients or patients face, we are up against an enormous barrier for our clients or patients who identify as BIPOC. This full day event will provide a discussion of how we as a society arrived at this place of oppression and what we can do to help. We will dive into systemic racism and what we see daily in many different sectors. Discussion will consist of the impacts on our clients and patients mental health, financial well-being, and overall health. We will also discuss the impact on organizations and how systemic racism contributes to organizational moral and higher levels of burnout. Participants will leave this full day of learning with a personal action plan to combat the negative effects of systemic racism for themselves or their clients and patients. 

Course Objectives:

By the end of the session – the participant will be able to:

  • Name three examples of systemic racism
  • Identify one event in history that contributed to systemic racism
  • Define systemic racism
  • Define code-switching
  • Name three examples of code-switching 


Kendra O’Berry, LCSW

Kendra O’Berry, LCSW, is a graduate of Valdosta State University with her Bachelor’s in English and Master’s degree in Social Work. She is an LCSW and has been working in the medical and mental health fields for most of her career. She is a wife, mother, and travel enthusiast. It is her hope to be able to educate not only her peers but as many in the community as possible of their rights, and how to live their best lives.


Social Workers
ASWB ACE – 5 CE Credits
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work – 5 Contact Hours
Case Managers
CCMC – 5 Contact Hours
California Board of Registered Nursing – 5 Contact Hours
NBCC ACEP – 5 Contact Hours
New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners – 5 Contact Hours

Please make sure to check with your own state board to ensure the transferability of CE credit for an asynchronous course. Some state boards may place restrictions regarding the modality of training required for ethics credits to be awarded. If this training indicates ethics credits are available, please verify that your state allows them to be earned through an on-demand course format.