2019 Cultural Competency Summit

Greetings! It is my honor to invite you to participate in a dynamic and rich tradition of cultural competency training at Georgia State University. On Thursday April 4, 2019, the Counseling and Testing Center will host the 2019 Cultural Competency Summit in Student Center East (55 Gilmer Street SE, Atlanta, GA 30303).

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 including:

  • Dr. Kevin Cokley, Professor, University of Texas Austin, Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, Georgia State University Alumnus
    • Feel Like a Fraud? How Impostor Feelings May Help Achievement but Hurt Well-being
    • The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism: A True Psychology of African American Students
  • Dr. Shawndell Clay, Georgia State University, Psychologist
    • Black Girl Magic: Effective Interventions with Women of Color in Therapy
  • Marquita Johnson , LPC, Owner of Millennial Counseling, Coaching and Consulting, Georgia State University Alumna
    • Engaging Communities of Color in Therapy with Technology
  • Matt Glowacki, Ability Advocate
    • Nurture Your Nature and Disability Privilege
  • Panel Discussion, Dr. Derald Sue’s work on Disarming Racial Microaggressions: Microintervention Strategies for Targets, White Allies and Bystanders

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The Counseling and Testing Center and the Multicultural Center have partnered with Student Success Programs to provide scholarships for students to attend the summit free of charge. To receive the scholarship, visit the registration link above and use the PROMO CODE: GSU Student

Register today to reserve your spot! 

Opportunities will be provided at lunch for visiting a poster session featuring current research in the field of multicultural counseling and addressing health disparities as well as for signing up to participate in a roundtable Courageous Conversation on one of the following topics:

  • Calling In vs Calling Out: Navigating Interpersonal Interactions to Promote Cultural Competency
  • Laying Down the Master’s Tools: Addressing Internalized Oppression and Lateral Violence
  • Strengthening the Fragile Alliances Between Oppressed Groups: What Can We Do?
  • Sustaining Ourselves in Difficult Times: Conceptualizing Racial Battle Fatigue

As the Senior Director of Psychological and Health Services and a Georgia State University alumna, I look forward to welcoming you to our campus for this amazing professional growth and community building opportunity. I truly believe you will leave feeling renewed and better able to provide culturally competent care because you were with us. We hope to see you there!

Jill Lee-Barber, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Psychological and Health Services