This Hour Has 50 minutes

Supporting African American Families with Mercedes Samudio

April 13, 2023 Dr. Tamara Soles Season 4 Episode 52
This Hour Has 50 minutes
Supporting African American Families with Mercedes Samudio
Show Notes

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The unique mental health risks for African American Children
How the false narratives around African American Families impact therapy
Factors contributing to shame for African American Families
Steps therapists can take to reduce shame
Implicit bias and how it impacts therapy
Shame proof parenting
Parental Identity Development Model

Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist, bestselling author, international speaker, and visionary entrepreneur. She works with parents worldwide to develop a healthy identity with her revolutionary Parental Identity Development Model - incorporating her Shame-Proof Parenting framework to help reduce the shame parents experience as they raise healthy children. Mercedes is also trained in trauma-informed modalities, which she uses in her work with parents to help them heal the past traumas that can influence how they interact with themselves and their children. Outside of her professional life supporting families, Mercedes is married to her best friend and soulmate, and they live in sunny Southern California with their 3 fur kids (2 cats and a dog). You can learn more about her work at

Engaging African American Families Training
Mercedes' website- Shame Proof Parenting
Shame Proof Parenting Book
Implicit Bias Test

Mercedes Samudio

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