About the Summit
Mission and History
The Georgia State University Counseling and Testing Center’s Cultural Competency Summit evolved from the Biennial Cultural Competency Conference which had been in existence since 2004. Both events share the primary goal of providing mental health professionals with an opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and awareness as it relates to cultural issues and working with diverse populations. This is achieved through various activities in which conferees have a chance to interact with one another and engage in relevant discussions about ongoing cultural dynamics in the context of their professional work and in society at large.
The 2017 Summit will offer a full day of continuing education workshops, a poster session, opportunity to participate in Courageous Conversations and a film screening and discussion. This provides an opportunity for participants to gain skills to enhance their work as culturally competent practitioners and to join with others for rich and meaningful discussion of current issues and their impact.Register now!
Cultural Competency Summit 2017 Schedule – May 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Registration, Check-in, Welcome
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Session 1A: Ethical and Affirmative Practice with Undocumented Individuals and Families – Jessica Nunan, M.S.W. – Court Salon
Session 1B: Motivational Interviewing & Diverse Communication – Dr. Mikyta Daugherty – Senate Salon
Session 1C: Film: The Mask You Live In & Discussion – Dr. Vincent Allen – Speaker’s Auditorium
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Session 2A: Ethical and Affirmative Practice with Undocumented Individuals and Families – Jessica Nunan, M.S.W. – Court Salon
Session 2B: Motivational Interviewing & Diverse Communication – Dr. Mikyta Daugherty – Senate Salon
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch/Courageous Conversations and poster session
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Session 3A: Multicultural Supervision – Dr. Jill Lee-Barber, Dr. Lakeisha Gantt – Senate Salon
Session 3B: Affirmative and Ethical Intervention with Transgender Clients – Dr. Faughn Adams – Court Salon
Session 3C: Film: The Mask You Live In & Discussion – Dr. Vincent Allen – Speaker’s Auditorium
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Session 4A: Working Effectively with Muslim Clients – Dr. Hamid Mirsalimi – Senate Salon
Session 4B: Racial Identity and Depression in African-American Women – Dr. Shawndell Clay – Court Salon
4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.