Social Justice

Social Justice


Friday, March 28
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Counselor Education & Supervision Academy
Program ID #119, Room 306B
“My Masculinity Helps”: A Counselor Educator Explores the Role of African-American Men and Boys in Preventing Sexual Violence

60-Minute Session
Marc A. Grimmett 
Education, prevention, and advocacy are integral to a comprehensive approach to counseling. Most often, counselor educators and practicing professional counselors spend their time addressing how to respond to clients who have experienced trauma related to sexual abuse. Comparatively less time and effort are used to develop prevention strategies that may ultimately help to lessen the incidence of sexual violence. “My Masculinity Helps” is a short documentary that explores the role of African-American men and boys in the prevention of rape and sexual assault and being helpful to survivors. It was produced by a counselor educator, practicing therapist, and advocate in collaboration with a nonprofit organization against sexual assault.


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LGBTQ Academy
Program ID #132, Room 318A-B
LGBTQ Parenting and Custody Disputes: What Counselors Need to Know

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Ruth Ouzts Moore, Ann Ordway, Colleen Logan 
As laws throughout the U.S. evolve to address family formation among members of the LGBTQ community, many LGBTQ couples face separation, divorce, and child custody disputes when relationships end. This session will explore the nuances of high-conflict separation, divorce, and custody disputes. Through interactive exercises, you will gain an understanding of the implications of state laws on the parent-child relationship in LGBTQ families. From a humanistic approach, the presenters will explain how to help LGBTQ clients analyze the processes involved in custody disputes, consider the potential outcomes, and determine the best course of action in preserving the parent-child relationship.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program ID #151, Room 316C
Walking the Talk: Transforming Social Justice Discourse into Sustained Action in Local Communities and Global Human Rights

90-Minute Session
Jeffrey A. Kottler, Kathryn Norsworthy, Fred Bemak, Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Sharon Bethea, Jon Carlson 
There is universal agreement about the importance and value of incorporating advocacy and social justice projects as part of our professional identity and commitment. Yet with all the burdens, challenges, and lack of resources, it is difficult not only to launch meaningful projects in local or global communities, but especially to maintain the momentum over time. A number of professionals who have been involved in advocacy projects share their stories, as well as their frustrations and joys related to the work. Particular emphasis will be placed on the reciprocal growth that takes places as a result of such efforts, as well as the gifts we receive working in the field with groups that would otherwise never receive any attention or service.


Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

CSJ Day of Learning
Program ID #213, Room 323A
Changes in Positional Power: Supporting Graduate Students and Junior Faculty in Maintaining Their Social Justice Voice

60-Minute Session
Angelica M. Tello, Janeé R. Avent, Fawn T. Robinson
Some of the reasons we enter academia is to be a part of change and voice concerns toward social injustices and inequalities. For graduate students and junior faculty members with a social justice focus, navigating the academic world is a new journey. Advanced education, pursuing tenure, and leadership roles give us a different position of power that can help advance positive changes. However, for graduate students and junior faculty members from underrepresented groups, this shift can be difficult to navigate. This session consists of panelists who will share their experiences of navigating their positional power while incorporating their roles as social justice advocates and offer strategies to help support each other’s journey.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Presidential Featured Session
Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #228, Room 314
Let's Have a Real Discussion About Race and Racism: Your Life, Your Work, and Your Soul

90-Minute Session
Fred Bemak, Rita Chi-Ying Chung, Lee Mun Wah 
Why can’t we have a “real” and honest dialogue about race and racism? Why do we shy away from these difficult race dialogues? Yet, as counselors we need to be culturally competent to be professionally effective with a dramatically increasing ethnic/racial clientele. Through guided questions we examine some of the fears and stereotypes that prevent us from having a “real” conversation. We will explore what people of color can’t and don’t say and what Whites are afraid to ask, effectively, respectfully, and compassionately hearing the answers to these questions and developing effective ways in engaging in honest dialogues that will impact our hearts, minds, and souls on both personal and professional levels.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

CSI Session
Program ID #229, Room 313B
Embracing Our Role as Leaders: Counselor Community Engagement as the Catalyst for Excellence

90-Minute Session
Nicole R. Hill 
Counseling embraces the values of leadership and advocacy, yet there continues to be a professional imperative for more effectively translating our philosophical tenets into action. This session will focus on strategies for enhancing the impact that counselors can have on clients, families, and systems through community engagement. Explore how counselors can increase contributions in community engagement as a method for generating excellence in their communities and in our profession. The session will be discussion-oriented with a focus on scholarship in action, enacting advocacy and social justice, and striving towards excellence as leaders.


Saturday, March 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

CSJ Day of Learning
Program ID #236, Room 323A
Social Justice and Psychological Issues in Hawaii: Deep Culture, Decolonization, and the Voyage to Recovery

90-Minute Session
Judy A. Daniels, Michael J. D'Andrea 
As you enjoy the beauty of Hawaii, take time to understand issues facing Hawaiians and the significance of deep culture in counseling practice. There are cultural codes that exist in the collective subconscious of all societies that define what is right or wrong, just or unjust, and inform psychological meaning making. These unspoken codes become driving forces in all societies. This session examines two streams of deep culture and their implications for promoting healthy development for all clients. The presenters discuss the historical context of the social justice movement in Hawaii, the significance of deep culture, and a Hawaiian immersion counseling program that promotes wellness for people with chronic mental health problems.


Saturday, March 29
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

CSJ Day of Learning
Program ID #259, Room 323A
Sustainable Social Advocacy from the Counseling Session to Global Transformation

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Selma D. Yznaga, Mary Whitfield-Williams, Deryl F. Bailey 
Far too often, advocates for social justice respond in a passionate burst of energy in reaction to a current event. How do we, as social justice advocates, sustain interest and energy long enough to build capacity for an issue so that our support makes a difference? With an overwhelming amount of injustice to confront, how do we focus on one issue long enough to effect change? A strong foundation in advocacy competencies is needed to achieve and sustain social transformation. This two-part presentation will provide participants with a continuum of advocacy skills from personal foundation to community and national organization for sustainable change.


Saturday, March 29
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

CSJ Day of Learning
Program ID #280, Room 323A
Synthesizing Counseling, Multiculturalism, and Social Justice: Next Steps in Training, Research, and Practice

60-Minute Session
Fred Bemak, Rita Chi-Ying Chung 
Although there have been significant advancements related to social justice and multicultural counseling, there has been little work done that clearly defines the synthesis between both. This session will provide an in-depth exploration of the fit between multicultural counseling and social justice counseling as they apply to training, research, and practice; and the next steps in moving these two key components forward will be discussed.


Sunday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Presidential Featured Session
Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #307, Room 316B
The Internationalization of Professional Counseling: Some Suggestions for Counselors

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Daya Singh Sandhu, Carol L. Bobby, Sachin Jain 
The major focus of this session is to create professional consciousness about the global issues that impact the field of counseling. The problems related to migration, poverty, wars, violence, and rapid technological changes are posing some new and very serious issues for professional counselors. The newly emerging economic, political, educational, social,and cultural realities also demand mental health professionals to promote social justice and advocacy initiatives world wide. This session will discuss several different strategies to facilitate the internationalization of counseling to make it responsive to the changing world.


Sunday, March 30
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Program ID #319, Room 306B
Distinguishing Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling from Social Worker Functions: A Delphi Study

60-Minute Session
Alex K. Kerwin, Elizabeth A. Horn, Lynn Bohecker 
Many exciting initiatives are currently taking place in our professional community. The 20/20 initiative to strengthen and unify the counselor profession juxtaposed with the ongoing social justice and advocacy initiatives has some counseling professionals wondering how we can embrace social justice and advocacy as part of our counseling repertoire while maintaining a unique professional identity. This session will explore professional implications for distinguishing social justice and advocacy in counseling from social worker functions.


Sunday, March 30
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Multicultural and International Counseling Academy
Program ID #359, Room 325A-B
Reflective Conversations on Multicultural Competence Through Cultural Immersion and Service Learning Involvement

60-Minute Session
Rose Helen Merrell-James, Marcy J. Douglass 
The session provides research findings on issues of multicultural competency including a focus on global competency and social justice of graduate students following a cultural immersion experience. Data collected for the research includes the use of reflective journal entries, focus group discussions, and results from pre-and-post multicultural assessments. The research provides pre-service counselors with an opportunity for active learning by applying multicultural theory to practice along with challenging issues of social justice in the counseling field. 

The session also extends the research on multicultural competency and service-learning to enhance the practice of faculty, researchers, and counselors in the field.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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