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AMCD Webinar: Race Relations in Counseling | Print |

An AMCD Webinar


Cross-racial relationships in counseling and counselor education are a hot topic in today's changing political environment, yet cross-racial advocacy has largely been ignored in the counseling literature.  In this webinar, the panel will examine cross-racial advocacy in counselor education and counseling practice across intersections like regionalism and class. This moderated discussion will explore effective ways to advocate with people of color, as opposed to advocating for people of color in counseling. The panel will share culturally relevant approaches to advocacy, including how to broach topics of race/ethnicity in intersectional contexts.

Moderator:  AMCD Past-President, Carlos Hipolito-Delgado, Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Esteemed Presenters:

Kim Lee Hughes, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas at San foAntonio. Her clinical, research and advocacy concentrations include: counseling ethics, empowerment for queer people of color, culturally affirmative counseling interventions, LGBTQ youth in college settings, qualitative research methodologies, expressive arts in counseling, social justice and multicultural training and advocacy. Dr. Lee Hughes is the candidate for Interim Vice-President of African American Concerns and the 2017 Chair for the Day of Service hosted with CSJ.

Isaac Burt, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of counselor education at Florida International University. He has served chair of the strategic planning committee for AMCD and currently serves as a Vice President of Native American concerns in AMCD. Dr. Burt has twelve years' experience in schools, mental health agencies, and community centers, which included counseling individuals, couples and families. He has an interest in social justice for historically marginalized populations, and culturally sensitive treatments. Further, he has numerous publications that explore how counselor educators and counselors should rethink policies and approaches when teaching students and providing therapy to multicultural populations.

David Julius Ford Jr., Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Counselor Education in the Department of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University, where he serves as the faculty adviser to the Nu Lambda chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the JMU Gospel Choir.  His professional interests are Black Greek life, multicultural issues, college students, African-American males in higher education; addictions counseling, supervision, group work, qualitative research, the LGBTQQIA community, Intersectionality (being a Queer Person of Color), and persons impacted by HIV/AIDS. He is a Professional Trustee for the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC).

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