AAMFT Presents: Black History Month 

For Black Couples, When A Reframe Isn’t Enough

Thursday, February 29th 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

Dr. Henry will present clinical strategies for treating Black couples from the lens of the Integrative Systemic Therapy (IST) framework and using an innovative model called Integrative Culinary Therapy (ICT). Due to the history of Black people in the U.S. and the distinct multigenerational transmission of culture and identity in the Black community, rationale will be established for culturally informed interventions to be a sound approach for treatment. Dr. Henry will provide relevant sociocultural information which highlights the unique coupling habits of this marginalized population, as well as an overview of IST and ICT. Issues to be covered include contextual nuances, Self of the Therapist considerations, sociohistorical information, and relevant empirical research data. In going beyond theory, attendees will be equipped to apply these interventions in their future clinical practice. Considerations for practitioners and possible future topics for research will also be discussed. 
Learning Objectives:


  • Attendees will learn about the Integrative Systemic Therapy framework
  • Attendees will be presented with a literature review of sociohistorical context and important considerations for working with Black couples
  • Attendees will learn about existing models, research and frameworks that support the development and clinical implementation of the ICT model

REGISTER HERE About the Speaker:

Racine R. Henry, Ph.D., LMFT, CCTP has been practicing psychotherapy since 2008 and currently holds a license in Marriage and Family Therapy in New York. Dr. Henry holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology/Social Psychology from Lehigh University, a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Valdosta State University and a PhD. in Couple and Family Therapy from Drexel University. Dr. Henry has done academic presentations at national and international conferences of several professional organizations along with publications in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, and popular media literature. In addition to extensive work with couples, Racine is experienced in group therapy, family therapy, anger management training, and treating various mental health diagnoses including depression, infidelity, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and adjustment issues. Dr. Henry is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Core Faculty member of The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Additionally, Dr. Henry is the founder of Sankofa Marriage & Family Therapy, PLLC and the creator of Integrative Culinary Therapy and the “A Palate For Love”™️ series.

Past AAMFT Webinars

AAMFT and Margins to Center: Cultural Connections Among C/MFTs are proud to honor Black History Month through a new free series focusing on The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity.

Series 1: The Essential of Playing for Keeps with Dr. Josiane Bonté Apollon

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Series 2: The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

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Dr. George James, LMFT
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Dr. Michael Lee Cook
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