Full course description
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.