AMCD Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Virtual Summit

June 24, 2020

We are excited to host this one-day exclusively virtual summit that will be accessible to you, wherever you are! In addition to our two keynote presentations, there will be multiple break-out sessions that will focus on the development, human rights, and psychological health of ethnic/racial populations. Specifically, presentations will focus on how these critical concepts relate to personal, social, educational, political, and professional reforms of individuals within the United States and globally. To this end, we will utilize innovative technology that provides attendees with global perspectives from acclaimed international and domestic scholars. The aim of the AMCD Virtual Summit is to foster engagement among scholars, professionals, and students from a myriad of counseling specialties and other related fields. NBCC Approved Continuing Education (CE) will be available.

Confidentiality and Ethics for Mental Health Professionals

June 11, 2020

Live Webinar

 

Registration Fee: $40.00 per person

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the differences between ethics, morals, and the law

  • Learn to analyze ethical issues and how these issues influence SA and co-occurring treatment

  • Understand changes in the new ACA Code of Ethics and compare with other professional codes of ethics

  • Understanding ethical implications associated with technology and social media

  • Learn to apply problem solving skills in SA and Co-Occurring treatment

Trauma-Informed Care

June 23, 2020

Registration Fee: $30.00 per person

  

Experiencing trauma can affect physical, social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of life.  Considering past trauma, remaining aware of coping mechanisms, and understanding the importance of trauma-informed care aids helpers in treating the whole person rather than different symptoms.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe various issues that may impact client care and recovery.

  • Gain knowledge of the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, family, and colleagues.

  • Learn how to avoid and combat vicarious trauma in helping professionals.

  • Understand the importance of trauma-informed approaches in mental health treatment.

Cultural Competence in a Continually Changing Society

July 23, 2020

While cultural competence and biases are areas that counselors previously addressed during their own counselor training, backlash from culturally different clients who have yet to address their own is common. This program examines theories, research, and pedagogy for counseling and supervising culturally different clients, students, and supervisees. Exploration of cultural biases in the existing theories and current research is encouraged throughout this experience. Participants will actively participate in experiential approaches designed to develop a higher skill base and advocacy skills when working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.  Participants in this course will also be equipped with culturally competent best practices.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe the personal, environmental, and sociopolitical context of clients who are culturally different.   Demonstrates fairness, equity, and sensitivity to a diverse community.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of attitudes, values, and behaviors of multicultural groups and factors that influence these.

  • Gain knowledge of diversity issues including cultural, disability, gender, sexual orientation, and aging issues.

  • Learn how to promote sensitivity to cultural differences of familial groups being counseled.

Keynote: Arkansas Counseling Association

November 15, 2019

Join the counselors of Arkansas as they have their 74th Annual Conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas where Dr. Dickerson will serve as the Friday morning keynote speaker.

Keynote: Maryland Counseling Assciation

November 09, 2019

The Maryland Counseling Association's Annual Conference will be held on November 8-9, 2019 at the Embassy Suites, BWI Airport Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

Supporting Survivors through Their Sexual Trauma

May 21, 2019

There are short-term and long-term effect of sexual trauma and with the continued expansion of the #MeToo movement, increased attention has been brought to this trauma, it’s effects, and, courses of action. Sexual trauma includes assault, rape, incest, and more.  This workshop will help clinicians identify sexual trauma in their clients and teach strategies for response. The presenters will highlight best practices when working with clients experiencing chronic stress due to sexual trauma, lack of community support, and revictimization.  This session will also address barriers that keep therapists from discussing sexuality with clients at various stages of life.  Clinicians will be equipped with knowledge of interventions that will be beneficial to their clients and strategies to help their clients receive the support needed to move towards healing.  This session will also include a panel discussion about sex trafficking, the #MeToo movement, and cultural implications.

NBCC Foundation Awards Gala Keynote

May 23, 2019

Join Dr. Dickerson at the NBCC Foundation Awards Gala during the Bridging the Gap Symposium from 6-9PM.

Telemental Health Training

June 11, 2019

As technology advances, so must the therapist! Telemental health is a growing need and the ethical implications of providing therapy in this manner is a growing concern.  In this day and a half training, clinicians will learn about the technology needed for quality services, history and best practices of distance counseling, and ethical standards as provided by ACA and NBCC.

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