From Research to Practice: Creating Multicultural Leaders and Counselors who Empower!
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Dates: September 25, 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Regent University
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Open to the Public with Registration
One of the major challenges facing the field of counseling is the helping professionals’ ability to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student population. Students and clients seek help regarding their mental health, academic, and developmental needs from qualified culturally competent helping professionals. However, though counselors, teachers, administrators, and organizational leaders are adequately educated they often lack proficiency when creating and implementing multicultural policies, interventions, or initiatives that foster growth and development of underrepresented students and clients. As a result, professionals often feel ill-equipped to interact, engage, and intervene with this population in a cultural context. As such, well-meaning, experienced, highly trained counselors, teachers, educators, and organizations may fall short of their desired goals to serve all students and clients effectively.
This workshop will examine and explore issues of cultural competence, privilege, oppression, and leadership as it pertains to working with youth, adolescents, and adults in various settings. The audience will be provided with a review of the ASCA National Model and AMCD Multicultural Competencies, and discuss how these competencies can be operationalized and integrated into their various work settings. Two experienced university faculty members will present research on the multicultural competencies and demonstrate how individuals, organizations, and agency leaders may inadvertently create institutions, policies, activities, and counseling interventions that may cause historically underrepresented students and clients to feel oppressed, alienated, and disempowered. The workshop facilitators will then present solutions and strategies that can be implemented, at the individual, institutional, and community levels that may aid in helping staff to effectively create environments and interactions that are in line with the multicultural competencies. The outcome goals of this workshop will be accomplished through informational, interactive, and exploratory conversations and activities. Attendees will be given practical interventions and research-based best practices that may help them engage and aid underrepresented students and clients.
- Be exposed to and encouraged to develop a better understanding of how ethnicity, oppression and social economic status affect individuals ability to perform academically as well as grow and develop interpersonally
- Engage and interact in groups and with the facilitators on such topics as multiculturalism social justice, cultural competence, and working with underrepresented students
- Discuss research, best practices, practical activities, strategies and intervention designed to assist helping professionals to work with clients and students who are culturally underrepresented in various settings
counselors, social workshops, ministry leaders, civic workers) : Professional School and College Counselors, as well as School Administrators and Educators, Educational Psychologists, Instructional Designers, Program Coordinators, and Specialists seeking to enhance their cultural competence; and increasing their working relationships with diverse populations during individual, group, and classroom interactions.
- Gain a basic understanding of multicultural and cross cultural theories
- Recognize policies and practices that may inadvertently cause underrepresented students to feel oppressed, alienated, and disempowered
- Utilize AMCD Multicultural Competencies and the ASCA National Model to aid you in working with ethnic minority students and clients
- Apply practical solutions and interventions that address multicultural issues in various settings
- Effectively create environments and interactions that are in line with multicultural competencies
- Operationalize practical interventions and research based best practices that may help engage and aid the development of helping professionals working with underrepresented students and clients
Anderson, S. K., & Middleton, V. A. (2004). Explorations in Privilege, Oppression and Diversity. Wadsworth Publishing. (ISBN-10: 0534517420).
Arredondo, P. et al. (1996). Operationalization of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD).
Garrett, M. T., Portman, T. A. A., Williams, C. R., Grayshield, L., Torres Rivera, E., & Parrish, M. (2012).
Native American adult lifespan perspectives: Where power moves. In E. Chang, & C. Downey (Eds.), Mental health across racial groups: Lifespan perspectives (pp. 107-126). New York: Springer.
Garrett, M. T., Brubaker, M., Torres Rivera, E., Gregory, D., Williams, C., & Fitch, T. (in press). Ayeli: Native American group intervention for centering college students. In T. Fitch, & J. Marshall (Eds.), Group and outreach activity guide for college counselors: Group plans and resources. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Hays, P. A. (2008). Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: A framework of Clinicians and Counselors. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Lee, C. C. (2006). Multicultural Issues in Counseling: New Approaches to Diversity. American Counseling Association. (ISBN-10: 1556201893).
Lindsey, R.B, Robins, Kikanza, N.R. & Terrell, R.D. (2002) Cultural proficiency 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Ca.: Corwin Press, Inc.
Sue, D.W. & Sue, D. (2007). Counseling the Culturally Diverse: Theory and Practice,) New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. We will use the 5th edition for this class.
Tate, K., Williams, C., & Harden, D. (2012). Finding Purpose in Pain: Using Logotherapy as a Method for Addressing Survivor Guilt in First Generation College Students. Journal of College Counselors
Wehrly, B. (1995). Pathways to multicultural counseling competence: a developmental journey. Pacific Groove: Brooks/Cole Pub. Co. Williams, C., & Butler, S.K. (2010). A new retention variable: Hope and First Generation College Students,In G. R. Waltz, J.C. Bleuer, and R. Yep (Eds.), VISTAS: Ideas and Research you can use. (pp. 73-76). Alexander, VA: American Counseling Association.
9:00 AM - Registration & Refreshments
9:15 AM - Welcome, Announcements, Introductions
9:20 AM - Overview, Definitions and Basic Research
- Multicultural Counseling and Activities, Cross Cultural Communication, Microagressions, AMCD Multicultural Competencies and ASCA National Model
- Video, demonstrations and role plays
10:20 AM - Questions & Answers
10:30 AM - Break
- Group discussion (successes and struggles from the field)
- Sharing Ideas! What Works!! What does not Work. What are your needs
11:30 AM Questions & Answers
12:00 Noon Lunch!!! (Included)
- Evident Based Best Practices in the classroom and in counseling sessions.
- Group Collaboration--Prepare and Design Classroom and Counseling solutions and strategies
- Present Solutions
- Group test (Jeopardy)
2:30 Questions and Answers/Wrap up
Dr. Cyrus Williams is an Assistant Professor in the Masters in Counseling Program at Regent University. He received his Ph.D. in Counselor Education, and a Specialist Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida. He also holds Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of Hartford. Dr. Williams has worked in higher education as an administrator and counselor for twenty years, working specifically with at-risk, low income and first generation college students at the University of Florida, and University of Connecticut. He has also worked at two community colleges as an administrator. As a faculty member Dr. Williams' research interest centers on first generation and low income college students. Specifically he has written articles, book chapters and presented nationally and locally on issues such as the intersection of race, class and education as well as how to apply non-cognitive variables, such as hope, resilience and strength-based interventions to increase access, persistence, retention rates and the overall college experience for first-generation college students. Dr. Williams is a Nationally Certified Counselor and has worked for several years as a community counselor, working with individuals and families who struggle with addictions and those who were involved in the criminal justice system. He has been an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and divisions therein AMCD, AACC), since 2005 and a member of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and American College Professionals Association (ACPA).”
S. Kent Butler, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Butler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). He is an avid UCONN & Dallas Cowboy Fan! Dr. Butler joined the faculty at the University of Central Florida as an Associate Professor in 2007. He currently serves as the faculty advisor to CHI SIGMA IOTA International Honor Society. Butler has served the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) as Convention Chairperson for the 2007, 2008, 2009, & 2010 American Counseling Association Annual Conferences and Expositions. His dedication and service to AMCD has afforded him the opportunity to serve as the organization's 2011 - 2012 President. He has also worked on crisis management teams in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastated the United States southern region. In 2007, he traveled to South Africa and Botswana with AMCD as part of an outreach effort that surrounded issues of HIV/AIDS. Dr. Butler teaches Intro to Counseling, Special Populations (Foundations of Multicultural Counseling), Advanced Practicum, and Practicum. His research and academic interests lie in the areas of Multicultural Counseling, Counseling work as it relates specifically to African American males, Group Counseling, School Counseling, and Multicultural Supervision. He continues to work closely with colleagues, students, and clients surrounding issues of diversity and social justice in counseling.
Counseling African American males
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