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Program Offers 2.5 APA CE for Psychologists and 2.5 BBS CEU for Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers

*Please note, once this course is completed an APA Certificate will be automatically generated. If you require a BBS California CEU Certificate it may take up to two weeks to receive via email.*

Presented by Soneakqua J. White, M.A. LPC and Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD

Cultural humility is an approach to intercultural understanding that is different from cultural competency. Cultural humility incorporates an understanding that one’s cultural learning is never complete but rather a lifelong practice of gathering knowledge about differences, as well as continuing to critically reflect upon one’s own values and beliefs.

In this course, participants will come to an understanding about the general concept of cultural humility, framing it as a lifelong practice. Adding to its lifelong approach, participants will also see it as a life wide practice. Life wide learning means that learning is not kept separate in one area, rather it has an impact in many areas of one’s personal and professional lives. This training asserts that cultural humility is both a lifelong and a lifewide practice.

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.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of cultural humility
  2. Describe the relevancy of cultivating empathy and cultural humility across cultures
  3. Identify practical ways to incorporate empathy and cultural humility across cultures

Registration and Fees:

General Admission: $60.00 USD


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