Program offers 3.5 APA CE for Psychologists and 3.5 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers
Presented by Soneakqua J. White, M.A. LPC and Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD
The purpose of this course is to introduce and/or reintroduce, strengthen and build upon basic skills necessary for everyday life. Because of social media and virtual relationships, communication has struggled. Racial injustice and an overall lack of respect for diversity is again rampant in our society. This is not a new barrier to peace, but it is a recurring hinderance to community. We are now living on edge as a culture because communication and social interactions are in turmoil. Cultural competence will not be achieved if the basic skill of appropriate and effective communication is not mastered.
As individuals, we are most certainly responsible for our own actions, but we are to remain sensitive to the needs of others. The community does not thrive if we think only as individuals. Ignoring the thoughts, feelings, needs and desires of others promotes selfishness, not community. The course seeks to rebuild strong communities by teaching strong communication and social skills.
Professional Bio of Soneakqua White, MA, LPC-S is the owner and primary counselor of At the Table Counseling, PLLC. She is a co-founder of the Kelson Institute.
Soneakqua J. White, M.A., LPC has been in the mental health field for the past fourteen years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences from Baylor University in 1998. She completed a Master of Arts in Counseling from Amberton University in 2002. Her credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) was granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners in January 2006. She received the certification to supervise counseling interns in 2008. Soneakqua opened At the Table Counseling as a part time psychotherapeutic private practice in April 2009 and successfully transitioned into the practice full time in April 2011. Soneakqua created a copyrighted basic skills program that she consistently runs in her private practice with her clients.
Professional Bio of Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD is a faculty member at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a co-founder of the Kelson Institute.
Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD is co-founder of the Kelson Institute. Dr. Haynes-Mendez has been in practice as a provider of psychological services and a professor of psychology for 20 years. Her specialties include the provision of culturally affirming psychotherapy as well as the teaching of psychology through a lens of diversity and inclusion. Her professional interests also include the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as global citizenship education. Dr. Haynes-Mendez completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is currently licensed as a psychologist through the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
At the conclusion of this intermediate level program, participants will be able to:
- Design a clinical environment that is non-offensive to Black, Indigenous and other people of color (BIPOC)
- Apply and modify appropriate communicate skill levels for optimal clinical rapport building
- Discuss how societal norms contribute to the lack of effective cross-cultural communication
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $75.00 USD
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Target Audience: All mental health disciplines.
Psychologists. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to [email protected] There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
MFTs, LPCCs, and LCSWs. Course meets the qualifications for 3.5 hour of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. If you are licensed outside of California please check with your local licensing agency to to determine if they will accept these CEUs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) to offer continuing education programming for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, and/or LCSWs. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an accredited or approved postsecondary institution that meets the requirements set forth in Sections 4980.54(f)(1), 4989.34, 4996.22(d)(1), or 4999.76(d) of the Code.
Participation Certificate. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is able to provide students and other participants who simply wish to have documentation of their attendance at the program a participation certificate.
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.