ACES 2021 Conference - Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

Pre-conference #3

Diversity and Inclusion? Taking Intentional Action for Social Change Throughout Our Work in Counselor Education
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time: 1:00 to – 4: 00 pm
Session Fee: $45

Sponsored by the Diversity and Inclusion Interest Network
Tameeka Hunter, PhD, LPC, CRC, NCC, University of Arkansas
Olivia Uwamahoro Williams, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS, University of West Georgia
Olivia T. Ngadjui, PhD, LPC, Idaho State University
Dominique Avery. PhD, LPC, NCC, Saybrook University
Aja Burks, PhD, Wayne State University
Jenny L. Cureton, PhD, LPC (TX, CO), Kent State University
Shon D. Smith, PhD, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University
K. Lynn Pierce, MS, The Pennsylvania State University
Teysha Bowser, PhD, NCC, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

The revitalized Diversity and Inclusion Interest Network (formerly known as the Multicultural Interest Network) invites you to a pre-conference session amplifying the group’s mission of promoting the appreciation and understanding of multiculturalism and diversity in research, teaching, leadership, supervision and counseling, and addressing the concerns of minoritized individuals. Attendees’ development of internal and systematic accountability is central to this session. Our workshop will be devoted to brainstorming and creating culturally considerate and inclusive action steps through utilizing intentional workgroups across the five Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards of counselor education and supervision. Attendees of this session can come readily prepared to critically work through case studies with the intent of creating actionable social and inclusive change towards their continued work in counselor education. Workgroups will include topics related to Counseling and Supervision, Research & Publication, Teaching, Leadership & Advocacy, Admissions and Gatekeeping as well as Department Structure/Culture.

1. Attendees will be able to distinguish among the social change centered terms of diversity, inclusion, equity and justice to expand awareness for recognition in different areas of counselor education
2. Attendees will engage in intentional brainstorming and strategizing for continued and future work in counselor education related to diversity and inclusion
3. Attendees will be able to bring their presenting concerns or discuss examples related to varied areas of CACREP (e.g., supervision, research, teaching, counseling, and advocacy) for collaborative support