The Counselor’s Role in Health Equity: Implications for Couples Intervention

Mar 30, 2019 11:00am ‐ Mar 30, 2019 12:00pm


Description

Over 45 million Americans are low income and thus disproportionately likely to be impacted by childhood adversity, relationship stress, and poor mental and physical health. Counselors play an important role in addressing these disparities. This session seeks to discuss and apply findings from the research for connections between exposure to adversity, relationship quality, and mental and physical health for couples with low income.

  • Discuss connections between adverse childhood experiences, relationship quality and health for low-income couples.
  • Discuss findings from the research to counseling assessment and intervention.
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities for counseling intervention and overall for the field of counseling as an integrative approach to addressing health disparities.

Speaker(s):

  • Naomi J. Wheeler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Sandy-Ann M. Griffith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

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