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ACA 2018 Conference & Expo Sessions

427 - Enacting the Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies Across ACA Divisions

Apr 29, 2018 10:30am ‐ Apr 29, 2018 12:00pm


This session presents the various pathways in which the Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies are enacted in clinical practice, supervision and counselor education by various ACA division leaders. This session embodies the collaborative work between division leaders as they address issues of intersectional identity in the sociopolitical context of privilege and oppression.

This presentation centers on Multicultural Theory and the implementation of the Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies in working with clients and supervisees across privileged and oppressed sociopolitical identifications.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be introduced to a curriculum for integration of Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies in academia and clinical work.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the Multicultural & Social Justice Counseling Competencies.
  • Be able to implement the MSJ competencies in working with various populations via the work of various ACA divisions.


  • Diane Estrada, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
  • Shon D. Smith, EdD, Clinical Coordinator & Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, University of Florida
  • Joel M. Filmore, EdD, Assistant Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Anna Flores Locke, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling, Nyack College - Alliance Graduate School of Counseling

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