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Webinar - Culturally Responsive Counseling Practices with Individuals and Families
Thursday, February 17, 2022, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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Culturally Responsive Counseling Practices with Individuals and Families
Presented by: Patricia Arredondo, EdD of Arredondo Advisory Group
*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this virtual opportunity. See below for details.

Workshop DescriptionCounselors have the privilege of working with individuals and families from various backgrounds, intersecting identities, and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions. To be culturally responsive means that counselors must reflect on their own journeys as cultural beings. The Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Competencies models are guideposts to evolving our personal cultural awareness and knowledge to inform counseling practice. Another important aspect of becoming culturally responsive is attending to our emotions and our emotional intelligence.  

In this workshop, there will be opportunities to address counselor cultural awareness, the stressors for contemporary immigrants,  individuals and families with mental health distress because of COVID, and the stressors for working mothers. Case examples will be used to move to identifying culturally responsive counseling practices. The goal is to empower counselors to enact culturally responsive practice with or without the support of their employer. 

Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to... 
1. Apply the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competency model to counselor self-examination.
2. Identify emotions that may interfere in being culturally responsive and empathic.
3. Examine cultural values, traditions, and experiences with authority that may lead to mistrust.
4. Identify immigrant strengths and stressors and the solution-oriented mindset of individuals. 
5. Recognize personal and professional resources that empower one’s behaviors as a culturally responsive counselor. 

Presenter InformationDr. Patricia Arredondo has dedicated her career to advancing social justice, cultural competency development, immigrant and Latinx mental health education, feminist leadership, and organizational diversity strategy. She served as president of ACA and the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development and is a founding member of the Counselors for Social Justice. Currently, she is on the Nominations & Elections Committee and the Board of Elders for the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development. She is an ACA Fellow. 

Dr. Arredondo is co-author of the foundational Multicultural Counseling Competencies of AMCD. She is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified counselor. Dr. Arredondo received her master’s in school counseling from Boston College and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston University. She is the author of more than 100 articles and book chapters and is the author/co-author of eight books. Her most recent book. Women in Stem: Thriving in the Chilly Climate. As president of the Arredondo Advisory Group, she consults nationally to organizations on their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She resides in Phoenix and Mexico City.  


This opportunity is part of our Winter Special and available FREE of charge! Many thanks to our partners at the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for providing funding support. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website

About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 

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