Within the diverse LGBTQ+ community, queer people of color (QPOC) represent a variety of gender, affectional and cultural identities and experiences. Intersectionality offers a unique lens for understanding multiple minority identities, cultural strengths and resilience. Using intersectionality as a conceptual framework, the presenters will review current research, share personal and professional reflections from the field and identify culturally relevant affirming counseling practices with QPOC.
Describe intersectionality as a framework for understanding the diverse experiences of Queer people of Color.
Identify, assess and emphasize cultural strengths and resilience with Queer people of Color in counseling practice.
Implement culturally competent affirmative counseling knowledge and skills in counseling practice.
How do you ask about clients’ cultural identities on your intake paperwork? Did you ever receive specific training about how to do this? In this Session we present our research findings about how clinicians ask for cultural identities on intake paperwork. We identify common issues, the implicit messages clients may receive from initial paperwork and practical solutions for making your intake paperwork more inclusive, accurate and affirmative with the aim of attracting and retaining underserved client populations.
Attendees will learn how to analyze the implicit messages their intake paperwork may be sending potential clients
Attendees will be able to list and describe important factors to include on intake paperwork
Attendees will gain the tools need to analyze their own intake paperwork so they are able to evaluate what changes may be needed and how to make such changes.
Asians are the fastest growing minority population in the USA; their population is projected to double to eight percent by 2050 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). South Asians comprise approximately a third of this population. By inference then, the South Asian LGBTQ population will also become a significant minority in the larger LGBTQ population. South Asian cultural values and beliefs significantly influence sexual identity development for both first- and second-generation same-sex attracted women, leading to unique experiences of discrimination and marginalization. Counselors working with this population must, therefore, sensitively incorporate these cultural factors for effective treatment planning and to avoid further harm by unintentionally reinforcing existing experiences of injustice and oppression.
Gain an understanding of the cultural factors Influencing gender and sexual identity development.
Gain an understanding of the impact of immigration status on sexual identity development.
Gain an understanding of treatment strategies for mental health counselors working with this population.
Description: Multiculturalism and diversity have gained increasing focus in the counseling profession over the past couple of decades. Several years ago it was desirable albeit optional for mental health professionals to take a stand and integrate multicultural components into training and practice, but today adopting a multicultural focus is nonnegotiable. It is expected, and for a very good reason. It is almost a certainty that the U.S. Census of 2010 will show a major increase in the number of racial and ethnic minorities living in the United States since the previous census. Diversity offers both challenges and opportunities, and supervisors need to address these important issues with their supervisees. Let's begin by defi ning culture. Does culture encompass ethnographic, demographic, status, and affi liation variables? Are within-group differences as significant as between-group differences? And on a more personal note, how do you identify your own culture through concrete, behavioral, and symbolic means?
Define multiculturalism as it relates to the supervision process
Examine and identify hidden agendas, biases and prejudices that could affect the supervisory relationship.
Define the terms culturally competent assessment and social advocacy
Source: Clinical Supervision in the Helping Professions: A Practical Guide, Second edition by Gerald Corey, Robert Haynes, Patrice Moulton, Michelle Muratori
This chapter briefly highlights the research that has been conducted among people of color and reviews the unique sociocultural factors that may influence the presence of ED symptoms and obesity in clients of color. In addition, specific counseling strategies are provided to assist counselors in working with people of color who struggle with weight, eating, and body image concerns. A case study illustrating these strategies is also included at the end of the chapter.
Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor's Guide to Prevention and Treatment by Laura H. Choate. To purchase the book visit www.counseling.org/publications.
CRCC approval for this course is currently pending. Description: Multicultural counseling approaches variously focus on the counseling relationship. Relatively few discuss clinical techniques and strategies to any significant extent. This article explores enhancing multicultural counseling by offering an array of techniques and strategies based on addressing oppression and increasing psychological freedom. Techniques offered seek to internally free a person cognitively, affectively, and systemically using the Precursors Model of Change (Hanna, 2002). The goal is to help set a person free from oppressive, discriminatory systems and individuals.
Understand cognitive and experiential counseling techniques, such as disputing oppressive beliefs and empty chair, aimed at addressing oppression and discriminatory systems and individuals.
Examine how counselors, within a multicultural context, can address oppression and increase a sense of psychological freedom within the client.
Description: In this chapter, the authors have delineated therapeutic frameworks that contribute to a sagacious, judicious, and responsive Latino-centered approach to counseling. All models discussed are empowering and strengths based, two important clinical elements in work with Latinas/os. Although a variety of methods are available, we emphasize the need to integrate culture, relational factors, communication synchronization, and practice accommodations with Latina/o clients. Because research and practice with Latinos is growing exponentially (Santiago-Rivera, Cardemil, Prieto, & Romero, 2012), we underscore the need for continued professional development in Latino culture, use of culturally grounded strategies, reliance on evidence-based findings, and on Latino-specific data as essential drivers of efficacious practice.
Source:Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os, by Patricia Arredondo, Maritza Gallardo-Cooper, Edward A. Delgado-Romero, and Angela L. Zapata
Understand Latino-centered counseling frameworks
Reflect on Latino-specific worldviews and how these can be integrated into psychological models and practices
Examine Latino-specific social justice and liberation theories as well as the integration of culturally specific spirituality and healing practices into counseling.
*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate
One of the most popular services provided by the American Counseling Association is its ethics consultation for members. The 2014 ACA Code of Ethics is a key tool for all counselors looking for guidance in navigating ethical quandaries in their practices. Perry C. Francis, Ph.D., and Linda Shaw, Ph.D., address the issues of referrals, value, and competence in a clear and practical fashion. They review the ethics code and provide an illustrative case to help counselors provide a quality standard of care for a diverse client population. Dr. Francis is a practicing counselor, supervisor, and counselor educator at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Shaw is a professor and department head in the Department of Disability and Psycho-educational Studies at the University of Arizona.
Summarize the basic tenets of Dr. Perry Francis and Dr. Linda Shaw’s webinar presentation: Ethics, Competence, Values, and Referrals.
Address the issues of referrals, values, and competence in a clearer fashion.
Review ethics and a illustrative case that will help you provide a quality standard of care for a diverse client population.
Description: This chapter provides an overview of the flaws in psychology and its impact on counseling. An overview and history of the multicultural and social justice counseling perspectives is offered along with important events that shaped both perspectives.
Explore the impact of multicultural counseling and social justice on the counseling profession.
Explore how counselors can incorporate multicultural and social justice perspectives into current counseling practices
Source: Boundary Issues in Counseling: Multiple Roles and Responsibilities, Third Edition, Barbara Herlihy and Gerald Corey
Description: This article outlines the status of counseling the gifted from the standpoint of both the counseling and the gifted education professions and includes recommendations for future directions for both fields.
Examine trends in the field regarding counseling gifted individuals
Explore clinical implications for counselors working with gifted clients.