Multicultural and International Issues

Friday, April 1, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #605, Room 210A, Table 5
Peer Mediation Training: Gender Identity, Student Development, and Conflict Style
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Vickie Ann McCoy, Kelly A. Dougherty         
This roundtable considers gender style preferences and college student development in planning effective peer mediation training workshops in higher education. The presenters will share a facilitators manual that outlines the need for a peer mediation training program that is sensitive to the impact of student development and gender on dispute resolution style and provides training materials, activities, and practice cases for use with college students training to be peer mediators.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #612, Room 210A, Table 2
The Black Church and Sexual Orientation: Helping Clients Bridge Faith and Sexuality
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Derek L. Robertson         
The Black Church has a legacy of fighting oppression; however, many of its congregations have worked against antidiscrimination efforts for LGB people. This presents complex dynamics for LGB African Americans and their families who have ties to the Black Church. Attendees will learn strategies to provide culturally sensitive services to LGB individuals and their families who are members of the Black Church.

 

Friday, April 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #615, Room 210A, Table 5
Multicultural School Counseling Behavior Survey (MSCBS): Psychometrics and Use
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Jennifer H. Greene         
School counselors are likely to be involved in cross-cultural counseling relationships as an aspect of their jobs. The multicultural counseling competence (MCC) of school counselors has been researched but a gap exists in the assessment of multicultural school counseling behaviors. The Multicultural School Counseling Behavior Survey opens research to looking at the connection between MCC and student outcomes through assessing school counselors’ behaviors. Psychometrics and use will be discussed.

 

Saturday, April 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Program ID #648, Room 210A, Table 3
Words Mean Things: Micro-Aggressive Language and Counseling Clients in Poverty
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Ronica Ann Marable, Almeta McCannon         
The aim of this roundtable is to begin a dialogue on counseling people affected by poverty. It will specifically consider how counseling professionals can conduct socially responsible practice, education, and research using the power of language.