I commend Dr. Kane for both his clinical skills and also
teaching skills. My students at the School of Social Work have
benefited immensely from his knowledge and expertise in the
area of trauma and in particular the trauma of racism.
His lectures are thoughtfully prepared and skillfully
presented and engage student on an intellectual and deeply
Several students in their evaluations after his presentations
have specifically mentioned the contributions that Dr. Kane made
to their learning; indeed some have said his presentation was
the MOST direct and frank discussion of the trauma of racism
they had experienced in their MSW studies.
I commend Dr. Kane for both his clinical
skills and his teaching skills. My students
at the School of Social Work have benefited
immensely from his knowledge and
expertise in the area of trauma and in
particular the trauma of racism... his
presentation was the MOST direct and
frank discussion of the trauma of racism
in MSW studies.”
Bill Etnyre, Ph.D.
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Washington
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I was born in Harlem, New York, but I spent my formative years in Virginia during the American Civil Rights Movement. Years later, I joined the military, and served my country in various military installations across the United States as well as in France and Germany.
Following my discharge from military service, I received my BA degree in 1977 from San Francisco State University. Following a short stint in law school at the University of San Francisco, I went on to receive my master’s degree in social work in 1983 from the University of Washington. I went on to earn masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Argosy University in Seattle, Washington. My doctoral dissertation focuses on the impact of trauma on African American men servicing in the US armed forces from the Civil War to the first Gulf War.
I have served on the clinical and practicum faculties of the
University of Washington’s Department of
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
and the School of Social Work.
In addition I've served on the advisory board and faculty for the UW’s
Program in Psychological Trauma: Effective Treatment and Practice. I currently serve as a consultant on post-traumatic stress disorder for the Congressional Black Caucus, a congressional organization within the US Congress, and I am a founding member of the editorial board of the Journal of Forensic Social Work. My most recent publication, Our Blood Flows Red: African-American Men in Military Service (2010) focuses on assisting mental health clinicians in their work with African-American veterans and complex trauma.
As stated earlier, I hold a certification in Traumatology as a certified trauma specialist (CTS) through the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS). In addition I have received training from the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Critical Incident Stress Management Program of the Justice Institute of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada).
I meet all criteria though the Washington State Department of Health as an approved clinical supervisor for training and licensing. In addition, I am certified by the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services as a domestic violence treatment provider.