Promoting Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies through Creativity

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April 7, 2021

10-11am CT

Zoom Information:

Katherine Jackson, PhD, LPC, & Jessica Headley, LPC

Description: Graduate students created social justice art pieces and reflections based on various assigned books. Students showed their art pieces in a college gallery, helping to honor and showcase various themes of oppression, systemic racism, and recognizing the black lives matter movement. This presentation serves to increase knowledge of social justice issues as well as create action, in the making and creating of dialogue and art for educators and clinicians.

Learning Objectives:
Review the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies and discuss their importance related to counseling practice. Discuss how art-based exercises can be used to promote competence related to counselor self-awareness, client worldview, counseling relationship, and counseling and advocacy interventions. Identify ways to utilize art-based exercises can be utilized in their own work as counselors, supervisors/supervisees, educators/counselors-in-training.