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AMCD: Mindfulness and Narrative Techniques for Asian American Issues

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Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development and AAPI Presents:

Mindfulness and Narrative Techniques for Addressing Asian American Issues in Counseling

This webinar is also co-sponsored by AAPI

On Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST

Dr. Monica P. Band, Ed.D., CRC, NCC

Monica P. Band, Ed.D., CRC, NCC is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at Marymount University, Virginia Counselors Association President, Member of the American Counseling Association’s (ACA) Presidential Task Force: Cultural Encounters, Member of the Association for Adult Development and Aging Emerging Adult Task Force, and Member of the ACA’s Branch Development Committee. Her general research interests include multicultural counseling and pedagogy, career development, Asian American issues, multicultural identity development, application of clinical practice working with biracial/ethnic and multiracial/ethnic populations. Her professional experiences include: residential counseling services, rehabilitation state agency services, community outpatient settings, crisis response services, and, most recent, individual/couples counseling in a private practice setting. She is the recipient of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development’s 2018 Exemplarity Diversity Leadership Award as well as the 2018 Humanitarian and Caring Person of the Year Award by the Prince William County Regional Counselors Association. She continues to contribute to the profession through service, leadership, and contributing to peer-reviewed publications and referred personations at the international, national, regional, and state levels. She is a co-host of the CounselorAudioSource 2.0 Podcast on the PodTalk Network.

This event is moderated by:

Asha S. Dickerson, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Assistant Professor & Co-Director of Training of Counseling, Argosy University Atlanta

AMCD Southern Region Representative

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Session Summary:

Attendees during this presentation can expect practical examples of applied techniques to clients who identify as Asian American and have issues related to their cultural identity development. Specifically, Dr. Band will provide examples using mindfulness and narrative techniques, of which she has experience in practicing with Asian American clients. Issues related to acculturation, model minority myth, intraethnic othering, power/privilege dynamics, multiple race/ethnicities, as well as culture-bound syndromes will be briefly discussed as considerations for conceptualizing client cases. Attendees are encouraged to share their lived experiences and professional expertise to co-construct a dialogue related to ethically and effectively working with Asian American clients.


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Desa Karye Daniel, M.A., LMHC (NM), NCC

AMCD Professional Development Committee


University of New Mexico

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