The Culturally Informed Counselor

  • 09 Nov 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • The Mark Spencer Hotel at 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205
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  • Registration discount provided to 2018 ORCA Award Recipients.
  • If you choose this option we'll reach out to you to get your new membership information.

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The Oregon Counseling Association's Professional Development & Education Committee presents an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education event, Friday, November 9, 2018, 9am - 4pm at the Mark Spencer Hotel in Downtown Portland.

Immediately following the event, 4-6pm:
Happy hour and ORCA awards ceremony
Free snacks & non-alcoholic drinks, cash bar

The Culturally Informed Counselor
Up to  6 CEs (count towards the Cultural Competency requirement)

Speakers and Topics:

"Foundations of Intercultural Communication and Conflict" 
Cheryl Forster, Psy.D.

"Applying an Intersectional Framework to a Culturally Informed Response to Trauma" 
Crystallee Crain, Ph.D.

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Food Options

Registration is non-refundable.


Dr. Crain

  • Increase awareness of one’s own assumptions and biases may influence the establishment and sustainability of community and client relationships with people in different cultures than your own,
  • Utilize a cultural sensitivity analysis and intervention strategies that will strengthen current techniques,
  • Learn how to discuss and listen to people when discussing difficult topics that relate to understanding one's own positionality,
  • Increase one’s knowledge and understanding of their own worldview's and experiential realities that influence their perception of others, and of how this interacts with the experience of and response to trauma and the recovery process for and within marginalized populations,
  • Identify intersectionality as a critical thinking framework for a culturally informed practice.

Dr. Forster

Based on this workshop, I am able to: 
1 – Name the most important intercultural competency skill, and identify a related model

2 – Describe at least five of the six stages of the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS)

3 – Apply the DMIS to at least two forms of racism

4 – Define CQ metacognition/strategy

5 – Describe the four types of Intercultural Conflict Styles (ICS)

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