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2017 Cultural Competency Summit
On Friday May 19, 2017, the Counseling and Testing Center will host the 2017 Cultural Competency Summit. The summit is the result of a desire to provide annual, rather than biennial training for mental health professionals in the area of cultural competency. The theme for this year’s conference reflects an effort to continue the rich legacy of providing high quality evidence based multicultural training and space for meaningful discussion for mental health professionals. The conference committee is pleased to share a dynamic line-up of continuing education presenters and topics, a poster session featuring current research in the field of multicultural counseling and addressing health disparities and opportunities to participate in a roundtable Courageous Conversation. Register today!
2017 Cultural Competency Summit

How to React When Trauma is Trending

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13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. Although the show has received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead girl trope, and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there are a growing number of people who are criticizing the show’s troubling portrayal of youth suicide and the risk it poses to vulnerable viewers.

The intended message behind 13 Reasons Why seems to be “Be kind to others. You could save a life.” Unfortunately, the way this fictional story is told can be very harmful. It doesn’t realistically portray mental health problems or the help that’s available. Instead, the show promotes death by suicide as a way to get revenge. In reality, suicide…more>>>

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Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

~ Confucius

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