JULY IS

MINORITY MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

Join us for a Series of Panel Discussions 
brought to you by the American Counseling Association and Motivo

PANEL 1:
MENTAL HEALTH AND BLACK MEN

WEDNESDAY JULY 15, 2020
1:00-2:00pm (Eastern), 10:00-11:00am (Pacific)

WHAT WILL WE BE DISCUSSING?

Many Black and African American men are impacted by racism, oppression, violence, and other traumatic events. This can lead to feelings of isolation, uncertainty, grief, and emotional fatigue within communities of color. Also prevalent among many communities of color is a lack of trust in government systems, which sometimes includes members of helping professions such as counselors and social workers. Our panelists will dive deeper into the systemic barriers that have historically precluded Black men from seeking mental health counseling, as well as share insight on how counselors can increase their cultural competency when working with Black men in America. (1 CE Credit Hour)

PANEL 2:
MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING AND ALLYSHIP

WEDNESDAY JULY 22, 2020
1:00-2:00pm (Eastern), 10:00-11:00am (Pacific)

WHAT WILL WE BE DISCUSSING?

The ethics of the counseling profession urge clinicians to counsel from a multicultural perspective. Multicultural counseling takes into account our client’s race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disabilities, health conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other cultural factors. This panel will explore how we, as clinicians, can create space for the lived experience of our clients and acknowledge the historical oppression and systemic racism that impacts minority populations. We’ll also explore the ways in which White clinicians can serve as Allies to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) populations. (1 CE Credit Hour)

PANEL 3:
SELF CARE FOR MINORITIZED COUNSELORS

WEDNESDAY JULY 29, 2020
1:00-2:00pm (Eastern), 10:00-11:00am (Pacific)

WHAT WILL WE BE DISCUSSING?

A number of minoritized Counselors are experiencing emotional fatigue and burnout due to violence against their communities, as well as the precipitating media coverage of such traumatic events. At the same time, many minoritized Counselors are participating in social justice advocacy work to fight for equitable treatment of minority communities.  This panel will explore self-care strategies counselors can implement into their life and practice, and will also discuss ways clinicians can balance their energy between work, personal life, and advocacy. (1 CE Credit Hour)

ANSWERS TO THREE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS...

1) The panel discussions are completely free.
2) One CEU will be issued for each panel. However, you must attend the live panel to receive a CEU (i.e. CE's won't be given to those who only view the recording).
3) Please register separately for each panel you'd like to attend.