Live Webinars → Racial Justice

Navigating Racial Trauma in the Clinical Setting

Dr. Tenisha Dandridge, L.Ac.

Monday March 28th, 2022
3-5 PM Pacific

CA Provider # is 0619. This is a Category 1 Distance Learning Course.

REFUND POLICY: Full refunds offered up to 3 days prior to webinar. Please call 503.477.9731 or email with any questions.

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded and available to watch for two weeks after the event. However, CEU/PDAs are only issued to those that attend the live webinar.

This course, which offers effective listening skills to help clinical outcomes for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), is hinged on a better understanding of racism. Having an understanding of the historical context of racism allows practitioners to be informed in daily and clinical interactions. In this talk, participants will also learn some types of racial trauma often experienced in interactions with health care providers.

By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will:

- Be able to differentiate health inequities, health disparities, and social determinants of health;
- Receive a brief history of medical racism;
- Gain an understanding of Racial Battle Fatigue, non-BIPOC cognitive dissonance, and "White Fragility";
- Be able to recognize the 9 types of microaggressions, and how to move forward from them;
- Will have some idea about how to increase access to care.


Dr. Tenisha Dandridge L.Ac., a Sacramento native, started her undergraduate at Morgan State University in electrical engineering and computer science. After the loss of her maternal grandmother, she became interested in natural medicine. Dr. Dandridge had a growing cornucopia of her own health concerns that were not being addressed or well managed by the standard medical model. After a chance meeting with an OBGYN trained in Chinese herbs, she fell in love with acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The treatment was so successful at treating her own health concerns, she went to Bastyr University to finish her undergraduate degree.

Dr. Dandridge has been in private practice for more than 11 years. She received a B.S. in Natural Health Sciences and an M.S. in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Bastyr University in 2008 one of the leading schools of Natural Medicine in the United States. Bastyr’s program included 1000+ clinical hours in acupuncture, 400+ clinical hours with Chinese Herbal Medicine. She received her Doctorate in 2018 from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2018. Dr. Dandridge has certificates in Clean Needle Technique, CPR, Acutonics, Dr. Tan DNT, Electro-Acupuncture, Micro-needling, Facial Acupuncture, and NADA.

She is the author of “Unusual Tale of Acupuncture, Racism, and African American History in the USA,” co-founder of
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