Social Justice

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.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Program ID #629, Room 210A, Table 4
Culturally Adapted Interventions for Success in First-Generation College Students
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Ronica Marable, Almeta McCannon         
The aim of this roundtable is to begin a dialogue on the importance of culturally adapted interventions, specifically when addressing the disparities in attrition rates among first-generation college students when compared to their counterparts. Theoretical foundations will be discussed as well as implications for effective practice with this vulnerable population.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Program ID #637, Room 210A, Table 2
“I Want To Be Who I Am”: Stories of the Lives of Transgender Persons
30-Minute Roundtable Session, Advanced
Gerard F. Cavanaugh         
The current explosion of “information” about transgender people is limited and generally comes from the relative “celebrity” of the individual. This roundtable focuses on the lives of 16 transgender men and women as they negotiated the human condition from earliest childhood through adulthood and transition. Study participants range in age from the mid 20s to late 60s and describe in detail the changes and accommodations needed to survive in a social milieu that remains relatively hostile.


Saturday, April 2, 2016
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Program ID #644, Room 210A, Table 4
Racial Identity in the Elementary Setting: Implications for School Counselors
30-Minute Roundtable Session
Taryne Michelle Mingo         
Early elementary school children are believed to have already developed distinct beliefs about their academic capabilities, which can affect future academic performance. This roundtable will provide specific strategies that highlight the impact of racial identity on academic self-efficacy for educators in elementary school systems and school counseling education programs.


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.