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Will It Ever End? : How to Support Clients Through Racial Inequality and…

October 31, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Presented by The Institute for Professional and Continuing Studies

Will It Ever End? How to Support Clients Through Racial Inequality and Social Justice

Saturday October 31, 2020

11:30am-12:30pm ET

Event held online via Zoom Link, link to access provided upon registration.

This program, when attended in its entirety, offers 1.0 CE for Psychologists and 1 BBS California CEU for LMFTs, LPCC’s and LCSW’s.

Workshop Description:

In order to be effective, we as counselors have the responsibility to gain further knowledge on how Racial Inequality and Social Justice effects the clients that we serve. The public outrage of the deaths of Brionna Taylor and George Floyd ripped off the bandages of unhealed wounds illuminating new pain, fear, trauma, and advocacy in minority, underserved and marginalized communities whose voices are often ignored.

In this presentation, Dr. Moore Reynolds and clinical mental health student, Breanna Coleman, will assist mental health providers in determining the best practices to provide continued support to clients struggling with Racial Inequality and Social Justice, while also discussing ways counselors can assist in the fight.


Learning Objectives:

By the end of the program participants will be able to:

1. Identify clients that are struggling with Racial Inequality and Social Justice.

2. Identify your role as a counselor. Is your role to help clients change internally (within themselves) or externally (within the community).

3. Identify your role in advocating for your clients and the community.

Professional Bio of Presenters:

Dr. Shauna Moore Reynolds is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LCPC-S) in Maryland, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Washington, D.C., a NBCC National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Shauna has served her community discussing the importance of mental health care and self-care. She holds positions as a Mental Health First Aid Facilitator, Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteer and continues to be a source of support and mentorship for master’s level mental health counseling interns, pre-licensed and post-licensed counselors. During Dr. Shauna’s time of government services, she has held positions at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, The Washington, D.C. Attorney Generals’ Office, The United States Attorneys’ Office, and The Department of Justice. Currently, Dr. Shauna is the owner and Executive Director of SMR Counseling Services, located in Maryland. Dr. Shauna’s areas of research include: Anxiety, Depression, Crisis, Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Breanna Coleman, B.A. is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Candidate at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. In the Spring of 2018, Breanna completed her undergraduate degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, College Park. Using her experiences as a collegiate athlete in accordance with her background in criminology and psychology, Breanna completed a grant proposal in the honors criminology fellowship program that explored the clinical significance of sports on improving the mental health of adolescents in the state of Maryland. Breanna’s areas of counseling interest include social justice, crisis counseling, adolescents, anxiety management and adjustment disorders. Apart from her studies, Breanna is employed as an Analyst with the Department of Justice and serves her community as a Youth Leader.

Program Standards and Goals:

This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.3: Program content focuses on topics related to psychological practice, education, or research other than application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that are supported by contemporary scholarship grounded in established research procedures.

This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 1: Program is relevant to psychological practice, education, and/or science.


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Ratts, M. J., Singh, A. A., Butler, S. K., Nassar-McMillan, S., & McCullough, J. R. (2016). Multicultural and social justice counseling competencies: Practical applications in counseling. Retrieved from https://ct.counseling.org/2016/01/multicultural-and-social-justice-counselingcompetencies-practical-applications-in-counseling/

Remley Jr., T. & Herlihy, B. (2020). Ethical, legal, and professional issues in counseling. Pearson Education, Inc.

Continuing Education:

Target Audience: Professionals from all mental health disciplines and graduate students from all mental health disciplines.

Psychologists. 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 Danielle Bohrer at 312-467-2364. 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 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 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, and pass a brief comprehension quiz, 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, Washington DC Campus has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 3061. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content. In order to receive CE credit for this program, participants must participate in the live webinar session.