Course Description: The focus of this workshop is the sociopolitical and cultural contexts that shape identity, influence development, and affect the counseling relationship. Mental health professionals must be aware of the developmental stages related to normalcy across and within cultural groups. Multicultural awareness precedes effective counseling relationships. This workshop will provide information, discussions, and teaching application of how to work with various ethnic and racial groups in counseling. Participants will:
- Understand the characteristics of a competent multicultural mental health professional and the multicultural counseling competency model.
- Examine themselves as cultural beings and their values, biases and worldview.
- Increase their knowledge and skills in working with diverse client populations (African Americans, Latino American, Asian American and other diverse groups).
About the Trainer: Dr. Byron Waller, PhD, LCPC , is the Assistant Professor of Counseling at Governors State University where he has worked since 2001 in the Department of Psychology and Counseling College of Education program. Dr. Waller obtained his Ph.D from the Loyola University , his MA from Chicago State University , BA from Grace College and his religious education from the Moody Bible Institute. He has been in private practice for 15 years at the Refuge Christian Counseling Center in South Holland , IL .
Continuing Education Hours: This program is recognized as providing 6 CE’s for: LPC/LCPC, LSW/LCSW.
Confirmations / Directions: Upon receipt of the registration form, we will mail or email a confirmation letter including location and directions. There will be no confirmations sent for registrations received one week or less prior to the workshop.
Refund Policy: Registrations cancelled before one week prior to the workshop will be refunded their cost minus a $25 administrative fee. Registration can be applied to another available training date, based on availability. There are no refunds within one week of the training.
Registration Deadlines: Registrations should be received one week prior to each workshop. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.
- Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
- Training 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
- Lunch on your own
- Training 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.