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Ethics as it relates to Multicultural Competence is a Course

Ethics as it relates to Multicultural Competence

Ended Jun 1, 2022
1 credit

Full course description

Pre-Recorded Webinar: This presentation will specifically address how counselors and ESPs need to be proactive in learning about issues impacting clients of color and in building comfort in acknowledging and facilitating conversations with clients about racial trauma, social justice, and identity-based terminology. We will introduce the RESPECTFUL model of counseling to counselors and ESPs so they can recognize the multidimensionality of all clients in a comprehensive and integrative way. This session aims to encourage counselors and ESPs to gain awareness of their own cultural values and biases as well as awareness of the client's worldview.

  • This training counts as 1 CEU for UNT WISE
  • This training earns 1 CEU for CRCC

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize that identity-based language can be empowering, multidimensional, contextual and can shift over time.
  • Implement the RESPECTFUL model in working with clients from diverse backgrounds.
  • Differentiate between your own biases and your client’s lived experiences to better comprehend the client’s worldview

Presenter:  Dr. Chandra Carey, Co-Presenter: Dr. Rachita Sharma

Dr. Carey is the Academic Associate Dean in the College of Health and Public Service, former Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services, and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling. Dr. Carey has made investigating issues affecting persons of color with disabilities a career-long focus. She has served as an editorial board member for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and is the former President for the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and previously held a Licensed Professional Counselor intern designation in the State of Michigan (2005-2009). She is currently co-principal investigator a federal-grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services and a co-principal investigator and faculty co-lead for a US Department of Education, 4 year, inclusive postsecondary education program at UNT called ELEVAR.

Dr. Rachita Sharma is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Rehabilitation and Health Services and the Clinical Director of the UNTWELL clinic at the University of North Texas where she supervises the clinical training of graduate and undergraduate students. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Dr. Sharma has extensive experience working in the field of mental health and disability adjustment. Her research focuses primarily on areas addressing mental health, disparities and barriers in access to treatment services, and provision of culturally competent services and training. She is the primary investigator on the Recovery to Practice grant at the University of North Texas that is funded by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center.