RACA Spring Symposium - Cross-Cultural Counseling: School to Community
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RACA 2020 Spring Symposium: Cross-Cultural Counseling: School to Community

 Export to Your Calendar 3/13/2020
When: Friday, March 13, 2020
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Where: South University
2151 Old Brick Road
Glen Allen, Virginia  23060
United States
Contact: Lakesha Roney
800-225-8103


Online registration is available until: 3/6/2020
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Richmond Area Counselors Association's

(A chapter of the Virginia Counselors Association)

RACA Spring Symposium Cross-Cultural Counseling: School to Community

 

SCHEDULE

8:00 am - 8:45 am: Registration, Networking, and Morning Snacks

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am: Keynote

Beyond the Boundaries: Assessment and Intervention in a Cross-Cultural Paradigm

Rebecca Kaderli, LPC, LSATP, NCC

Mitchell Reid, Ph.D., LCP

 

10:30 am - 10:45 am: Announcements

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Concurrent Session 1

Session A (School Counseling):

Conquering the 3 C’s: Counseling, Culture & Community

Ila Cartwright, M.Ed.

Amirah Bohler, M.Ed.

 

Session B (Counselor Education):

Navigating Two Worlds: A Discussion on Cultural Capital for Counselor Educators

A’tasha M. Christian, Ed.D.

 

Session C (Community Counseling):

Developing Multicultural Counseling Competencies in Supervision

Zoricelis Davila, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC

 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Lunch Presentation

Then and Now: The Racial Disparities of Income and Wealth

Walter P Anderson Jr., Ph.D.

Derick Williams, Ph.D.

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Concurrent Session 2

Session A (School Counseling):

Providing School Counseling to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lindsay Kozachuk, M.A.

 

Session B (Community Counseling):

Tangible Steps to Help TGNC Youth and Adults

Angela P. Callahan, LPC, NCC

 

Session C (Community Counseling):

Supervision & Trauma: Ethical and Multicultural Considerations for the Supervisor, Supervisee, and Client

Aimee Brickner, Ph.D., LPC


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

9:00 am - 10:30 am: Keynote

Beyond the Boundaries: Assessment and Intervention in a Cross-Cultural Paradigm

Rebecca Kaderli, LPC, LSATP, NCC

Mitchell Reid, Ph.D., LCP

This session will be an interactive presentation exploring cross-culturalism, multiculturalism, and cultural paradigms along with their relationship to implicit biases.  Assessment and intervention will be addressed from a cross-cultural perspective.  Biases and their effects will be explored along with methods to move toward a culture of belonging. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define multiculturalism and cross-culturalism.
  • Participants will explore implicit biases and understand their effects.
  • Participants will learn how cross-culturalism/multiculturalism affects psychological assessment.
  • Participants will learn 3 interventions which comprise a cross-cultural perspective and promote belonging.

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session A (School Counseling):

Conquering the 3 C’s: Counseling, Culture & Community

Ila Cartwright, M.Ed.

Amirah Bohler, M.Ed.

The field of counseling is ever evolving, matching the pace of the world around us. As professional counselors, understanding the importance of meeting those we serve where they are is essential. From cultural awareness to thriving in a digital world, we are constantly tailoring our delivery to make meaningful connections. This session will explore the benefits and challenges associated with being a counselor of color in a field dominated by a majority white population.

Learning Objectives:

     Counselors will be able to identify how their identity impacts interactions with clients.

     Counselors will be able to identify best practices of increasing cultural awareness regarding cultures in which they have minimal knowledge.

     Counselors will collaborate with peers and highlight methods to increase awareness and inclusion of cultures differing from theirs.

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session B (Counselor Education):

Navigating Two Worlds: A Discussion on Cultural Capital for Counselor Educators

A’tasha M. Christian, Ed.D.

The role of the Counselor Educator is one of privilege.  Yet, for the Counselor Educator from a marginalized identity, it becomes difficult at times to see that privilege.  The Counselor Educator is tasked with traversing between two worlds and may have often feel unheard by colleagues and misunderstood by student; there becomes a search for a way to marry two intersections. Cultural capital, as a concept, becomes an opportunity for the marginalized Counselor Educator to navigate into the waters of privilege.  This presentation will define cultural capital, while discussing applicable strategies to exercise one’s cultural capital in the world of Counselor Education.

Learning Objectives:

  • The attendees will learn to define cultural capital.
  • The attendees will examine the applicability of cultural capital in Counselor Education.
  • The attendees will discuss mentorship as a tool for cultural capital in the context of Counselor Education.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Session C (Community Counseling):

Developing Multicultural Counseling Competencies in Supervision

Zoricelis Davila, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC

There is sufficient evidence that supports the ethical responsibility supervisors have to facilitate multicultural discussions through the integration of cultural topics in counseling supervision. Unfortunately, it is reported that supervisors who feel inadequate addressing cultural issues tend to not integrate such discussions. This lack of competence leads to the frustration and dissatisfaction of supervisees which in turn impacts client work. This presentation provides evidence from a qualitative research design using grounded theory that provides information about the process, action, and interaction occurring in the supervision session that contributes to the positive integration of multicultural topics and the development of multicultural counseling competencies in supervision.  Guidelines for best practices and positive integration of multicultural discussions will be provided in order to enhance ethical and competent multicultural counseling supervision. Throughout the presentation participants will be able to apply the principles and guidelines learned to strengthen multicultural self-efficacy in counseling supervision. Exploring the distinctive strategies that lead to the ethical practice of multicultural supervision will contribute to the competent practice of counseling.

Learning Objectives:

·         Participants will discuss the relevance and implications of integrating cultural discussions in counseling supervision.

·         Participants will be able to identify characteristics of a competent multicultural counseling supervisor and its relevance in developing multicultural competencies

·         Participants will be able to identify and describe strategies to implement in a competent multicultural counseling supervision process.

·         Participants will be able to apply principles learned to create a safe place for clients, counselors, educators, and supervisees for the positive integration of cultural discussions in counseling supervision.

 

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm: Lunch Presentation

Then and Now: The Racial Disparities of Income and Wealth

Walter P Anderson Jr., Ph.D.

Derick Williams, Ph.D.

Recent research (including lead presenter study) suggests that millions of Americans who remember Jim Crow failed to grasp the magnitude of its injustice until activists made it more visible during the Civil Rights Era (1954-1968). The presenters believe an analogous failure characterizes the United States today when so many people fail to grasp the magnitude of current racial disparities that are painfully obvious to millions of others. Counselors and counselor educators apply their knowledge of racial disparities to increase empathy and advocate more effectively. Research shows that most people grossly underestimate the magnitude of the disparities of income and wealth. Our presentation will help counseling professionals’ practice more effectively by better understanding the consequences of the underestimates. (Substantial information not provided on ethics or supervision)

Learning Objectives:

  • Those who attend will learn to better understand the racial disparities in income and wealth today and in their historical context.
  • They will also learn that most people grossly overestimate the magnitude of black income and wealth.
  • They will learn what demographic group over overestimates the most.
  • Finally, they will reflect in small groups about the causes and the social costs of underestimations.

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session A (School Counseling):

Providing School Counseling to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lindsay Kozachuk, M.A.

The prevalence of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has steadily increased over the past decade, and schools experience increased numbers of students with ASD. Students with ASD are more likely to experience social isolation, bullying and co-morbid mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. School counselors are in an advantageous position to help with identification of ASD as well as provide support to these students. This presentation will examine how school counselors may identify students who may have ASD, common concerns these students experience, and how to adapt current practices to best support these students. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn symptoms and behaviors of ASD in school aged children in order to identify students who may benefit from ASD screening and assessment
  • Participants will learn common mental health and societal issues students with ASD are likely to experience in the school system
  • Participants will learn how to adjust current counseling skills and techniques to better accommodate needs of students with ASD

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session B (Community Counseling):

Tangible Steps to Help TGNC Youth and Adults

Angela P. Callahan, LPC, NCC

With many changes that have benefited the transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) communities over the past few decades, we are hearing more and more about various forms of discrimination in the schools, workplace, housing, and other public accommodations. In order for us to combat these issues to provide a more supportive culture for TGNC people, we need to explore how the binary is leaving these people out of needed services or protections. In this presentation, we will learn about terms and concepts that are specific to TGNC youth and adults, and how we as helpers can advocate for change with our clients, in our workplaces, and communities.

Learning Objectives:

·         Understand terms and concepts that are specific to the trans and nonbinary communities.

·         Recognize how binaried (male or female) language is ever present, and how to begin to shift your own language to become more inclusive and non-assuming.

·         Identify binaried or gendered practices, facilities, laws, or procedures in your everyday life, and the tangible changes to make in order for these to become more inclusive.

·         Seek out additional resources, services, and agencies in your community that can be agents of change and ensure their appropriateness as potential referral sources for your clients.

 

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Session C (Community Counseling):

Supervision & Trauma: Ethical and Multicultural Considerations for the Supervisor, Supervisee, and Client

Aimee Brickner, Ph.D., LPC

Supervisors already face a variety of challenges in the supervisory relationship and when issues related to trauma emerge, they can create additional complications. In addition, innumerable multicultural issues can further obfuscate the supervision process. The ACA Code of Ethics (2014, Section F) has established clear boundaries that supervisors and educators are expected to follow; however, the topic of how to handle trauma is not specifically addressed which can create significant challenges in the supervision relationship. This presentation will address a number of unique situations that may be encountered as a result of trauma in both face-to-face and electronic situations which will include multicultural considerations. We will provide examples, case studies, and guidelines based on our collective personal experience in clinical supervision and counselor education.

Learning Objectives:

·         Explain key ethical concepts for supervision and education from the ACA Code of Ethics (2014, Section F) with an emphasis on those related to trauma and multicultural competencies.

·         Discuss trauma informed counseling practices and how they relate to supervision.

·         Discuss the multicultural dimension involved at the individual and communal level of trauma that could impact the supervisory relationship.

·         Explore the intersectionality of trauma and multicultural issues.

Engage the audience by presenting challenging situations and encouraging them to use the ethical decision-making model in order to come to a conclusion that is consistent with the ACA Code of Ethics and trauma-informed practices.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

$35 RACA Members/$45 Nonmembers

(Registration fee includes lunch)

Complaint Policy: If you have a complaint or dispute regarding this event, please write a letter and include the following:  Your  name, address, telephone number, email, name of event, date and location of the event, complaint and desired resolution to  Lakesha Rooney or send an email to lroney@healthbrigade.org.  You will receive a reply in 30 days from the date you submitted the complaint/dispute.

Cancellation PolicyTo receive a full refund, minus a $10 administrative fee, registrants must cancel at least 2 days prior to the start of the workshop.  Cancellations and/or no shows with less than a 2 day notice will be reviewed after all expenses have been paid, a determination will be made regarding the ability to honor the request minus cost of guaranteed meals/special event fees. An administrative fee of $10.00 will be assessed for any refund with less than a 2 day notice. Submit cancellations/refund requests to: lroney@healthbrigade.org.

NBCC Approved Provider:

Virginia Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2047.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Virginia Counselors Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

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