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.
About the Trainer: Dr. Asha Dickerson, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS is a Licensed Professional Counselor, education consultant, and speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Dickerson has worked with individuals and families of all age ranges and her clinical and academic specialties include multicultural issues, addicted families, and blended family issues.
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.
Cancellation: Refunds available up to July 1, 2020 minus $10 administrative fee. No refunds available after July 1, 2020.
Location and Parking: United Way of Central Alabama Boardroom (3600 8th Avenue S., Birmingham, AL. 35222) Free parking available on site.
Registration Options: There are two registration options.
(1) Participants can pay and register online by going to www.fshbhm.org, click on the upcoming events tab and select the July 23rd training date.
(2) Participants can complete the attached registration form and mail it with a check or money order to:
Fellowship House, Inc. – Cultural Competence Training
Attn: Elizabeth Norman
1625 12th Avenue S.
Birmingham, AL 35205
*Please make checks or money orders out to: Fellowship House, Inc.*