Multicultural Counseling: Issues and Interventions for Promoting Social Justice

Submitted by Lynn Holforty on January 3, 2013

A Free Workshop for Counselors

Saturday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business Dining Room

Many cross cultural training experiences are moving beyond awareness and knowledge to actual skill development. These culturally competent skills are essential for advancing social justice, particularly among marginalized or oppressed client populations. This free workshop will assist professional counselors in enhancing the knowledge and skill components of their multicultural counseling training. As such, the workshop will emphasize culturally competent counseling as a force for promoting advocacy and social justice in a variety of settings.

The workshop will focus on strengthening the following skills for culturally competent counseling:

• The ability to conceptualize a social justice approach to counseling clients/students from culturally diverse backgrounds
• The ability to describe systemic barriers to mental health and well-being from culturally diverse perspectives
• The ability to identify relationship problems in counseling across cultures
• The ability to identify and evaluate social and ethical dilemmas in cross cultural counseling relationships

About the Presenter:

Dr. Courtland Lee is a professor and director of the Counselor Education Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books on multicultural counseling, counseling and social justice, and counseling African American males.  Dr. Lee is the president of the International Association for Counselling. He is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy, the only American to receive this honor. Dr. Lee is a past president of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and of Chi Sigma Iota. He is a senior associate editor of the Journal of Counseling and Development. Dr. Lee has held faculty positions as a counselor educator at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Virginia.

How to Register:

E-mail the following information to

Phone number
Indicate if you wish to receive .4 CT Department of Ed. CEUs or 4 NBCC Continuing Ed. credits

The registration deadline is February 10, 2013.

Space is limited so register early. There is NO COST to attend the workshop.

The workshop is sponsored by Gamma Lambda Chi, Fairfield University’s chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, The Connecticut Counseling Association (CCA).

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