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Racial & Cultural Diversity: Approaching Ethical and Culturally-Informed Intervention in Counseling & Supervision (multiple events)

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

Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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As diversity in the U.S. population continues to evolve, clinicians are more and more likely to encounter clients from culturally diverse backgrounds. Research tells us as well, that racial and ethnic minority populations in the U.S. suffer disproportionally from mental health disparities, and that one much needed intervention is culturally competent mental health care. 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 and culturally-informed case conceptualization, intervention and supervision. Participants will explore ways to engage in meaningful and therapeutic conversation 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: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 Approved by LPCA GA for  6 CORE hours, 6 ETHICS hours  

Course Schedule & Learning Objectives

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8:15 am – 8:30 am

  • Participant Sign in

1.5 hrs

 

8:30 am – 10:00 am

  • Participants will review the constructs of cultural humility and cultural competence, and clarify the impact of these as well as cultural self-and-other awareness on the clinical and supervision relationships and ethical service provision.

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10:00 am – 10:15 am

Break

1.5 hrs

10:15 am – 11:45 pm

  • Participants will apply the understanding of worldview development to clinical case conceptualization, and discuss ethical considerations for working with culturally diverse supervisees and clients.

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11:45 pm – 12:45 pm

Lunch

1.5 hrs

12:45 pm – 2:15 pm

  • Participants will explore the components of multicultural and social justice counseling, and their ethical application using case vignettes for clarifying and developing culturally competent and ethically sound case conceptualization.

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2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Break

1.5 hrs

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Participants will engage in hands-on application through role-play of supervision and counseling sessions, and clarify the ethical considerations of varying courses of action.

 

Total:

6.0 hrs

 

Have questions about Racial & Cultural Diversity: Approaching Ethical and Culturally-Informed Intervention in Counseling & Supervision (multiple events)? Contact Dr. Sonja Sutherland, LPC, BC-TMH, ACS

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Campus of Richmont Graduate University
1900 The Exchange Southeast
Building 100
Atlanta, GA 30339

Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

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

 

Dr. Sutherland is an Associate Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University’s School of Counseling. She also serves as the Dean of Assessment, Planning and Accreditation, overseeing program and institutional accreditation. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia, an NBCC Board Certified Telemental Health Counselor (BC-TMH), and an NBCC 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.
 

Experience

 

In the field of counseling 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. Dr. Sutherland has specialized in working with adolescents, couples and families for the last 15 years. Her research has led to the development of a 10-week family conflict resolution and relationship restoration program geared towards improving intergenerational communication and relationship interaction between spouses, parents and children, and siblings.


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 counselor professional organizations including the 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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