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ACA 2018 Conference & Expo Sessions


614 - Counselor Educator Responses to Student and Supervisee Microaggressions


Apr 28, 2018 4:00pm ‐ Apr 28, 2018 4:30pm

Description

The results of a qualitative research will be presented based on the interviews of LGBTQQIA counselor educators/supervisors. These results will include: 

  • Counselor educators/supervisors’ behavioral and emotional reactions to microaggressions and prejudice by students/supervisees; 
  • How their reactions have changed over time; 
  • Their views on helpful and unhelpful responses to students/supervisees; and 
  • (Their views on best practices for managing their own emotional reactions.

As stated in the rationale above,  in this session the results of the qualitative research will be presented based on the interviews of LGBTQQIA counselor educators/supervisors. These results will include the following: 

  • Their behavioral and emotional responses to microaggressions and overt ridicule regarding LGBTQQIA persons by students/supervisees; 
  • How they believe their responses have changed over time based on their own developmental process  as counselor educators/supervisors; 
  • Their views on helpful and unhelpful responses to students/supervisees based on students'/supervisees' developmental level; 
  • Their views on best practices for managing their own emotional reactions while still offering appropriate responses to students/supervisees.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn about the emotional and behavioral responses of LGBTQQIA counselor educators and supervisors who have experienced microaggressions and overt prejudice by their students/supervisees.
  • Participants will learn about strategies for responding to students/supervisee microaggressions and prejudice.
  • Participants will learn about strategies for maintaining emotional wellness when experiencing microaggressions and prejudice, which can apply not only to counselor educators/supervisors but also to LGBTQQIA professional counselors.

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