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Racial & Cultural Diversity 1: Approaching Ethical & Culturally-Informed In

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Culturally-informed clinical intervention and supervision that considers race, culture, privilege, & oppression. NBCC Clock Hours: 6

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Clinicians are more and more likely to encounter clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. Research tells us as well, that culturally diverse racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. suffer disproportionally from mental health disparities, and that one much-needed intervention is culturally competent mental health care. Moreover, the ongoing realities of interpersonal and structural racial injustice, and the resulting race-based trauma must be clearly understood in order to work effectively with racially marginalized individuals.

These realities, and the ACA 2014 Code of Ethics, demand that clinicians be prepared to effectively meet the mental health needs of diverse individuals. However, clearly understanding how to apply a multicultural perspective in assessment and clinical practice can be difficult to conceptualize.  Simultaneously, supervisors are tasked with ensuring their own culturally competent engagement within the supervision relationship and assisting their supervisees in understanding how to shape the parallel culturally competent engagement that should occur between supervisees and their clients.

Using an interactive group format, this workshop focuses on ways counselors and supervisors can effectively approach ethical, culturally-rooted, and trauma-informed case conceptualization, intervention, and supervision. Participants will explore ways to engage in meaningful and therapeutic conversations surrounding race, culture, the intersection of identities, and the dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression that influence the supervision and counseling relationships. Clinical teams are encouraged to attend together.

Level of Audience: Intermediate, Advanced

  •  Approved by LPCA GA for  6 CORE hours, 6 ETHICS hours   
  • NBCC Clock Hours: 6

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the seven (7) key components related to the development of cultural humility and culturally competent practice.
  2. Clarify the impact of cultural humility and cultural self-and-other awareness on rapport building and intervention success in the clinical relationship.
  3. Apply the understanding of worldview development and racial identity development to clinical case conceptualization through vignettes.
  4. Discuss ethical considerations for working with culturally diverse clients and supervisees.
  5. Identify key factors in fostering ethical, culturally humble, and clinically helpful conversations around race and diversity in counseling and supervision
  6. Engage in hands-on application through role-play of supervision and counseling sessions.
  7. Clarify the ethical considerations of varying courses of clinical and supervisory action.

Schedule for the Day

8:30 - 10:00 am - Session 1

10:00 - 10:15 am - Break

10:15 - 12:00 pm - Session 2

12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00 - 2:30 pm - Session 4

2:30 - 2:45 pm - Break

2:45 - 4:00 pm - Session 4


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Organizer Dr. Sonja Sutherland, LPC, BC-TMH, ACS

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Dr. Sonja Sutherland is a Professor of Counseling at Walden University. She is also the Chief Diversity Consultant to the President for Richmont Graduate University.

Prior to beginning her tenure at Walden, Dr. Sutherland served at Richmont as an Associate Professor, the Dean of Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation overseeing programmatic and institutional accreditation, and was the Inaugural Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, a Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor (BC-TMH), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Sutherland is also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development (AMCD), the Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES), and the Licensed Professional Counselor Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA). Dr. Sutherland earned her PhD (Counselor Education and Supervision) from Regent University, Masters of Science (Professional Counseling) from Georgia State University, and Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from New York University.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Sutherland is the founder and CEO of Legacy Changers Worldwide, an organization dedicated to providing family education and mental and emotional wellness resources. The Legacy Changers Worldwide umbrella has provided support through the Legacy Changers Counseling Center, The Family Healing Room, VASAYO, and previously as host of a local Atlanta talk-radio show focusing on family relationships and mental wellness. In addition, Dr. Sutherland provides intermediate and advanced continuing education workshops and post-masters supervision through Legacy Professional Development & Training.

Experience

 In the mental health field since 1998, and licensed since 2001, Dr. Sutherland has provided therapeutic services in the private practice, psychiatric residential, in-home, and outpatient mental health settings, for adolescents and adults, through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. She has specialized in working with adolescents, couples and families for the last 22 years. One of Dr. Sutherland’s historical research interests has been evidence-based treatment within residential settings for commercially sexually exploited youth, which was a primary focus of her clinical expertise during her years as a clinician in the psychiatric residential setting. Her ongoing research interests include clinician-in-training cultural competence development and clinical supervision. Within the last 6 years, Dr. Sutherland has provided training, researched, and published in the areas of racial trauma, cultural competence development and training, the provision of culturally-informed clinical intervention and supervision, and social justice advocacy. Dr. Sutherland’s primary clinical practice currently centers on providing clinical supervision services to post-masters clinicians pursuing licensure.

During her years in the field, Dr. Sutherland has also served as a Director of Mental Health and Clinical Services for mid – large sized outpatient mental health organizations providing therapeutic intervention in the Cobb, Atlanta, and Stone Mountain areas. In this capacity, Dr. Sutherland provided strategic and financial direction, administrative oversight and accountability for clinical service provision, as well as clinical supervision for mental health professionals providing services to the community at large. Dr. Sutherland has been an Adjunct Professor at Kennesaw State University, and during the last several years has been involved in ongoing training of undergraduate and master’s level students entering the field. Dr. Sutherland provides clinical supervision services to clinicians pursuing licensure.

During the last 30 years, Dr. Sutherland has served as a guest lecturer, trainer and presenter for various organizations including Kaiser, ESPYR, Telehealth Certification Institute, the Georgia Psychological Association, and many others. She has presented regionally and nationally at professional counseling associations such as ACA, ACES, SACES, ASERVIC, CAPS, GCCA, AMHCA, and LPCAGA. Additionally, she has worked with social, civic, educational and clinical organizations such as the University of Georgia, the Foster Families Treatment Association, the Woman’s Missionary Union of New York, the Women’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Office for School Counselor Advocacy, Elite Women of Excellence, local churches, and various mental health agencies. 

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