The Movement: Social Justice and Advocacy in Counseling 

Friday, February 11, 2022
8:30 a.m. - Login
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Webinar description

As 21st-century practitioners, advocates, and leaders, we must understand differences and acknowledge the multiple layers that make up a person’s identity. This live, synchronously delivered webinar will focus on advocacy and providing care to diverse populations. Special emphasis will be placed on ways of addressing issues that may arise due to the current social climate, race, gender, class, ability, religion, and/or personal experiences. This webinar will also include ways of implementing socially just methods of working with diverse populations, creating inclusive mental health spaces, and identifying equitable resources that assist in the healing process.

Webinar Schedule

Time Activity Description
8:30-9 a.m. Login Login at least 15 minutes prior to webinar start time.
9-10:30 a.m. Training (1.5 hours) Explore the history and impact of microaggressions, anti-racism vs. non-racism, and systemic oppression on client and counselor perspectives, interactions, and service delivery.
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Training (1.5 hours) Continue discussion regarding perceptions, intersectionality, privilege, and types of oppression. Review culturally appropriate and socially just ways of becoming an ally and advocate that commits to and practices values that celebrate all identities and abilities.

Webinar objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the differences and connections between perceptions, bias, stereotypes, prejudice, intersectionality, microaggressions and systemic oppression.
  2. Describe how the terms noted above impact the therapist and client in a psychotherapeutic setting.
  3. Identify methods of creating a safe and culturally appropriate space that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

CE approval

This program was approved for 3 Related hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—GA Chapter as authorized by Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist (Approval # XX-XXXXXX-2020).

3 CORE contact hours of continuing education have been approved by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval # 2021-12-09-705LW.

3 CORE hours of continuing education have been approved by the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work (GSCSW CEU Approval # 120121).

This program was approved for 3 Related hours of continuing education credit by the National Association of Social Workers—GA Chapter as authorized by Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapist (Approval # XX-XXXXXX-2020).

Center Point, GA Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Center Point maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 3 hours of credit for psychologists is awarded for this CE program.

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Important Messages for Brenau Clinical Counseling Graduate Students ONLY: You will receive three Professional Development activity credits by attending. You are encouraged to sign up early to reserve your spot for this professional development event. HOWEVER, if you decide at any time that you cannot attend this event, you MUST cancel your reservation. Otherwise, you will not be invited to the next two professional development events hosted by Brenau, and you will not receive Professional Development credits even if you do attend those events.

Questions? Contact Dr. Tim Bryant at tbryant3@brenau.edu.

Margie Gill, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS, ACS

Margie Gill, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS, ACS, is the Interim Executive Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives and an Associate Professor at Brenau University in the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgia Gwinnett College and master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. Dr. Gill obtained her doctorate in Counseling from the University of Georgia. Her major interests are in the area of social justice advocacy, education and training, sex trafficking, attachment, trauma, and adverse childhood experiences.  Additionally, Dr. Gill is the Executive Director for Tabitha’s House, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides direct-care services, resources, and awareness and prevention workshops to combat human trafficking.

Erica Marshall-Lee, PhD

Erica Marshall-Lee, PhD is an Assistant Professor at Emory University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Clinical Director and the primary supervisor for the Adult Outpatient Program, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Clinic at Grady Hospital. She received her Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Mississippi. Her major interests are in the areas of serious and persistent mental health concerns, personality disorders, marginalized community mental and physical health disparities, education and training, and social justice advocacy informed mental and physical health.

Erica Marshall Lee

Registration Fees

  • All Current Brenau Graduate and Undergraduate Students — $15
  • Brenau MS Clinical Counseling Program Alum — $50
  • Graduate Students from other Universities — $50
  • Brenau Faculty and Adjuncts — $50
  • Center Point Clinicians and Staff — $50
  • Community Professionals — $100
  • Friend/Other — $100

You will receive a confirmation email with a webinar Zoom meeting link and payment total. Contact Dr. Tim Bryant at tbryant3@brenau.edu if you do not receive this confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

A 30% cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to January 28, 2021. No refunds will be given after January 28, 2021.

Paid reservations may not be transferred to other individuals.

Presented By

Brenau University Center for Lifetime Study and the Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling in partnership with Center Point

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