Cool Pose: The Dilemma of Black Manhood Continues and the Negative Impact on Mental Well-Being

May 10, 2024
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dr. Parris Carter, Ed.D.
Dean of the Graduate College, Wiley University

The term Cool Pose are masks that black men wear to hide internal insecurities (Majors & Billson, 1992). Furthermore, the historical pressures from society have exaggerated the need to wear these masks and have added to the weight many black men carry each day. This session will explore the introduction of the Cool Pose ideology, and how it continues to surface today. Understanding this context in mental health will afford the creation of successful strategies for working with this population.

Training Objectives:

  1. Examine the social, cultural, and emotional factors that contribute to Cool Posing, and its effect on mental well-being.
  2. Explore the various masks that define the black male existence.
  3. Identify effective strategies for collaborating with black men in their mental health.
  4. Identify inclusive approaches to proactive work.
  5. To increase understanding of this concept, so that current strategies can be enhanced.

This webinar is provided at no cost. PF! will be applying for Prevention CEUs and CHES hours.