This interactive session will empower participants to examine how theoretical frameworks and resources (e.g., the ACA Multicultural Social Justice Competencies, ACA Code of Ethics) may be used to successfully navigate emotionally charged, culturally based topics with peers, clients, staff, and community members. Attendees will engage through the use of case studies and interactive discussions with members of the ACA Cultural Encounters Task Force.
Attendees will engage in interactive discussions around navigating difficult culturally-charged or culturally-based dialogues in classrooms, counseling sessions, and other situations (e.g., staff meetings).
Attendees will identify affirming techniques and strategies to successfully navigate culturally-charged discussions with peers, clients, staff, and members of their communities.
Attendees will examine how theoretical frameworks and resources (e.g., Relational-Cultural Theory, Multicultural Counseling Theory, the ACA Multicultural Social Justice Competencies, the ACA Code of Ethics, and the Cultural Encounters Task Force Training Manual for Framing Difficult Dialogues, which is anticipated to be completed in spring 2019) can be applied to successfully navigate difficult dialogues.