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As a part of its series, Innovations in Counseling, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, from 1–2 pm EDT. Live webinars are available at no cost to NCCs and NBCC Foundation scholars and fellows, and documentation of one clock hour of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full webinar.
Incarceration rates in the United States are at an all-time high, with the U.S. leading the world’s incarceration rate. On any given day, there are about 2.2 million individuals behind bars. As counselors, we will more than likely work with children and family members of incarcerated individuals. Despite the growing rate of incarceration, we don’t talk about it enough in the counseling profession. Often, counselor education programs do not provide the necessary information regarding incarceration and its effects. In this webinar, we will examine the trauma of incarceration at individual and collective levels. We will also discuss the ripple effects of incarceration, such as family separation, economic decline, and shame.
Alice Mills Mai is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of New York and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Ms. Mills Mai was born and raised in Ghana and currently lives in the Bronx, New York. She works full-time as a clinical supervisor for the Criminalized Survivors Program (CSP) at STEPS to End Violence and also practices in private practice and as a consultant for Centering Wholeness LLC. She supervises a team of counselors at Rikers Island and in the community who offer comprehensive clinical and legal support services to survivors of intimate partner violence or other forms of gender-based violence and who have been criminalized for their efforts to survive or resist abusive partners. Ms. Mills Mai created Centering Wholeness, LLC to celebrate the humanity in each one of us through consultation with an agency working with survivors of any form of violence. Her counseling practice is rooted in tenets of multiculturalism, Black feminist theories, and relational-cultural therapy.
Ms. Mills Mai is currently a doctoral student studying counselor education and supervision at the University of the Cumberlands. She holds a BA in psychology and a MA in mental health counseling from the City College of New York. She was a 2018/2019 Beyond the Bars Fellow at the Center for Justice at Columbia University. Her research interests include incarceration, trauma, state/structural violence, vicarious resilience, social justice in counseling, and counselor wellness, and her dissertation will focus on vicarious resilience and counselors’ wellness.Register
As a part of its series, Innovations in Counseling: Working With Minority Populations, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar on Thursday, May 20, from 1–3 pm EDT. Live webinars are available at no cost to NCCs and NBCC Foundation scholars and fellows, and documentation of two clock hours of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full two-hour webinar.
Although slavery began over 400 years ago and some would say it is over, its legacy is still intact in the form of racism. This generational trauma has resulted in African American clients having unique psychological and sociocultural needs. In order to serve this population effectively, clinicians must begin to intentionally understand their clients’ world and historical makeup and treat them from a culturally alert framework. To do so, clinicians must first acknowledge their own biases that exist and address them. In this training we will discuss the impacts of African American history on clinical mental health, identify clinician biases, and provide a culturally alert framework to practice within when working with African American clients.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Dr. Shana D. Lewis is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and a PhD in counselor education. She is the owner and clinical director of Living Well Professional Counseling Services, PLLC, a private practice counseling agency in Bellaire, Texas, where she specializes in treating women and adolescent girls. She is also an adjunct professor at Lamar University, The University of St. Thomas, and Sam Houston State University.
Dr. Lewis has over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field serving a variety of populations, including schools and community mental health agencies. She is the founder of Her VOICE, a 501c3 organization dedicated to empowering survivors of domestic violence to live healthy lives through mentorship and education. This mentorship program is designed so that women who have survived violent relationships for more than two years can mentor women who have recently come out of them. Dr. Lewis believes that intervention is important, but prevention is everything! To this end, Her VOICE has a prevention arm to programming called Sisters Together for an Empowering Purpose (S.T.E.P.) in which young girls are trained to have high self-esteem and goals for their life in an effort to help them avoid the pitfalls of dating violence.Register
As a part of its series, Innovations in Counseling, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 1–2 pm EDT. Live webinars are available at no cost to NCCs and NBCC Foundation scholars and fellows, and documentation of one clock hour of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full webinar.
This presentation is intended to educate counselors on the specific needs related to clients who identify as members of the transgender/gender expansive community, with particular focus on pronoun usage, ethics, terms of identification, intersectionality of identities, gender development across the life span, specific interventions clinicians can use, and options for those clients who want to pursue medical transitioning. The presenter will provide a variety of resources, including articles, websites, specific authors, and check lists for components necessary for medical transitioning. The session will also provide a time for presenter questions.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Angela Brooks-Livingston is currently serving Wilkes County, North Carolina, as a private practitioner. She is a graduate from Appalachian State with a MA in clinical mental health counseling with a concentration in marriage and family therapy and certificates in addictions counseling and expressive arts therapy. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor-Intern, all in North Carolina, and is a National Certified Counselor. She worked in community mental health for eight years in several positions, including as an outpatient therapist, intensive in-home team lead, and child services director. Ms. Brooks-Livingston enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families with a variety of mental health symptoms and substance use issues, and her specialty is working with transgender and gender expansive clients.
She is also trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and is keen on working with clients who struggle with borderline personality disorder. She has been active in the North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) since she was a graduate student, and she offers continuing education sessions through the North Carolina Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. She served as the 2016—2017 President of NCCA and works with NBCC as an item writer for the National Counselor Examination. Ms. Brooks-Livingston practices soul-care by hiking with her partner, son, and dog; crocheting; watching British television; practicing Julia Child recipes; and listening to 80s hair bands.Register
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