Title

On Being a Passionate Social Justice Activist: Grounded Reality!

Conference Strand

Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy

Abstract

Multicultural sensitivity, competency, and advocacy represent critical components to contemporary practice in counseling. This presentation examines the competencies necessary to be a proficient counselor and advocate within a multicultural society.

Description

Grounded Reality operationalizes The Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC) and reflects new research, developments, and needs in multicultural and social justice counseling. The competencies endorsed by AMCD and the American Counseling Association speaks to how counselors from historically marginalized backgrounds might work with clients with multiple privilege statuses and the merging of multicultural and social justice competence as foundational aspects of counseling. The MSJCC offer counselors a framework to implement multicultural and social justice competencies into counseling theories, practices, and research. This presentation examines the competencies necessary to be a proficient counselor and advocate within a multicultural society. The presenters will discuss social justice through the lenses of counseling theory, practice, research, and advocacy as they relate to the MSJCC. Attendees will learn the theoretical frameworks undergirding the MSJCC, and how to utilize the MSJCC to guide multicultural and social justice counseling praxis.

This workshop is intended for counselor educators, students, and practitioners who work with children, adolescents and adults. It is also intended for those who work in schools, universities, and private practice settings.

Objective:

  • Provide an overview of theoretical assumptions inherent in the MSJCC
  • Highlight the conceptual framework of the MSJCC
  • Discuss implications for future practice
  • Depending on length of presentation points to be covered:
    • Theoretical Background and Terminology
    • Conceptual Framework
    • Competencies Example
    • Case Studies
    • Implications for the Future
    • Small Group Discussion and Q&A

Evidence

Adams, M., Blumenfeld, W. J., Castaneda, R., Hackman, H. W., Peters, M. L., & Zuniga, X. (Eds.). (2013). Readings for diversity and social justice (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.

Crenshaw, K. (1989). Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: A black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracist politics. The University of Chicago Legal Forum, 140, 139-167.

Lewis, J., & Arnold, M. S. (1998). From multiculturalism to social action. In C. C. Lee, & Walz, G.R. (Ed.), Social action: A mandate for counselors (pp. 51-65). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Ratts, M. J. (2011). Multiculturalism and social justice: Two sides of the same coin. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 39(1), 24-37.

Ratts, M. J., & Pedersen, P. B. (2014). Counseling for multiculturalism and social justice: Theory, integration, and application (4th ed.): American Counseling Association.

Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nassar-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J. R. (2015). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/docs/default-source/competencies/multicultural-and-social-justice-counseling-competencies.pdf?sfvrsn=20

Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Nassar-McMillan, S., Butler, S. K., & McCullough, J. R. (2016). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies: Guidelines for the counseling profession. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 44(1), 28-48.

Sue, D. W., Arredondo, P., & McDavis, R. J. (1992). Multicultural counseling competencies and standards: A call to the profession. Journal of Counseling and Development, 70(4), 477-486. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.1992.tb01642.x

Format

Individual Presentations

Biographical Sketch

S. Kent Butler, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Butler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). He currently serves as the faculty advisor to CHI SIGMA IOTA International Honor Society. Dr. Butler also serves as the Principal Investigator, for The High-Risk Delinquent and Dependent Child Educational Research Project: Situational Environmental Circumstances Mentoring Program (SEC), which is a partnership between the University of Central Florida and several Florida universities. On the national level, Dr. Butler has served the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) as the 2011 - 2012 President and American Counseling Association (ACA) Governing Council Representative (2015 – 2018). He is honored to be a member of AMCD’s Multicultural Counseling Competencies Revisions Committee (2014 – 2015) which produced the newly endorsed Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC). Dr. Butler was bestowed with an ACA Fellow Award in April of 2016. His research and academic interests lie in the areas of Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice, Mentoring, Counseling work as it relates specifically to African American males, Group Counseling, School Counseling, and Multicultural Supervision.

M. Ann Shillingford, PhD is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She has several years of experience as a professional school counselor prior to completing her doctorate at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Shillingford has written several articles and book chapters on multicultural issues particularly focused on wellness, empowerment, and resilience of children and youth of color. Dr. Shillingford has a keen interest in exploring measures to deconstruct educational, social, and health disparities among marginalized communities. Dr. Shillingford’s co-edited book, The Journey Unraveled: College and Career Readiness of African American Students, was published Fall, 2015

Dr. J. Richelle Joe is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA where she earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. She has served as a professional school counselor in Virginia and is a Nationally Certified Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Her research focuses on culturally responsive services for underserved and marginalized clients and communities, and specifically includes an emphasis on effective school-family relationships, the experiences of individuals of color, and the mental health needs of individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS. At UCF she leads H.E.A.R.T., the HIV Education, Awareness, and Research Team and is involved with student organizations, such as the Holmes Scholars Program. Additionally, Dr. Joe is active in multiple professional organizations, including the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the National Board for Certified Counselors, and the Association for Moral Education.

Start Date

2-9-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

2-9-2018 12:00 PM

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Feb 9th, 10:45 AM Feb 9th, 12:00 PM

On Being a Passionate Social Justice Activist: Grounded Reality!

Multicultural sensitivity, competency, and advocacy represent critical components to contemporary practice in counseling. This presentation examines the competencies necessary to be a proficient counselor and advocate within a multicultural society.