|Friday, November 20, 2020
|9:45am – 11:00am EST (6:45am – 8:00am PST)
||Facilitating Difficult Discussions About Power, Privilege, and Race for Current and Future Clinical Mental Health Counselors
Presented by Fredrick Dombrowski, PhD, DCMHS, LMHC, CASAC, LPC, LADC, NCC, CCMHC, MAC, ACS
- Upon completion, participants will identify ways in which CMHCs can facilitate difficult discussions regarding power, privilege, and race in clinical settings.
- Upon completion, participants will identify how to embrace cultural humility and list how this perspective enhances treatment to individuals and improves the community as a whole.
- Upon completion, participants will identify ways that CMHCs can provide support and education between each other regarding instances where unchecked power and privilege negatively impacts treatment.
- Upon completion, participants will use strategies to infuse such discussions in counselor education allowing future CMHCs to gain skills for cultural humility and community advocacy.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Bridgeport
Dr. Frederick Dombrowski is a Professor with UB’s CMHC Program. He has worked with veterans with dual diagnoses over various treatment settings since 1999. His theoretical orientations include CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Dombrowski has worked in higher education since 2010 and has received several awards for student supervision. Dr. Dombrowski currently serves as a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate in Clinical Mental Specialties approval team. Dr. Dombrowski has received training in Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) from Behavioral Tech. Dr. Dombrowski has also specialized in the mental health treatment of LGBTQIA+ populations and has presented at local and national conferences on his work with the transgender population. Dr. Dombrowski looks to continue to work with children and adults through a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) perspective as well as continue to advocate for the field of clinical mental health counseling.
|11:30am – 12:30pm EST (8:30am – 9:30am PST)
||Unity in Diversity: Dynamics and Challenges in Interracial/Interethnic Marriages
Presented by Elias Moitinho, PhD, LPC-S, LPC, LMFT
- Upon completion, participants will identify interpersonal dynamics in interracial/interethnic married couple relationships.
- Upon completion, participants will gain insight into unique challenges faced by interracial/interethnic marriages.
- Upon completion, participants will explore the challenges faced by interracial/interethnic marriages in the current social climate in the U.S.
- Upon completion, participants will describe intervention strategies for counseling interracial/interethnic married couples.
Residential Department Chair and Professor of Counseling, Liberty University
Elias Moitinho, Ph.D., LPC-S, LPC, LMFT is a Department Chair in the Department of Counselor Education & Family Studies at Liberty University, Virginia. Dr. Moitinho has many years of experience in multicultural counseling focusing specifically on the Hispanic/Latino population. He also worked as director of a counseling center in Texas. Dr. Moitinho is a member of the following organizations: AMHCA, ACA, AACC, ACES, and VCA. Dr. Moitinho and his wife are the authors of The Dream Home: How to Create an Intimate Christian Marriage and El Hogar de Tus Sueños: Como Crear un Matrimonio Cristiano Intimo published by Kendall Hunt publishing company.
|1:30pm – 2:45pm EST (10:30am – 11:45am PST)
||Microcounseling Interventions: Skills to Address Racism and Microaggressions in Session
Presented by Susan F. Branco, Ph.D., LPC (VA), LCPC (MD), NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
- Upon completion, participants will learn ethical codes that frame professional counselors’ duty to do no harm, uphold social justice, and attend to counselor wellness.
- Upon completion, participants will define and identify microcounseling interventions (MCI).
- Upon completion, participants will learn practical application strategies for MCIs in counseling sessions.
Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Training Director, The Family Institute at Northwestern University
Dr. Branco is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia and Maryland. She is an approved supervisor in Maryland, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), and Board-Certified Telemental health provider. Dr. Branco earned her BA in Human Services and MA in Rehabilitation Counseling from the George Washington University. She earned a doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Virginia Tech. For fourteen years she maintained an independent clinical practice specializing in working with adults, children, and families connected to adoption and foster care. In addition, she has professional experience working in community mental health, prenatal care clinics, and with immigrant populations. She utilizes attachment theory, family systems, and trauma informed approaches in her clinical practice.
Dr. Branco previously served in brick and mortar institutions as a Clinical Assistant Professor overseeing a clinical mental health counseling training clinic, a Director of Clinical Training, and Department Chair prior to her role as Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Training Director at Counseling@Northwestern.
Her research interests examine how school and clinical mental health counselors work with persons adopted transracially and clinical supervision practices with counselors of Color. In addition, she has several peer-reviewed publications related to her research. She is a 2014 National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellow and serves on the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Council.
|3:30pm – 4:45pm EST (12:30pm – 1:45pm PST)
||Intergenerational Trauma and its Impact on African Americans
Presented by Jared Washington, LPC, NCC
- Upon completion, participants will learn the definitions and history of Intergenerational trauma, historical trauma and raced based traumatic stress.
- Upon completion, participants will learn how intergenerational trauma is reinforced by race based traumatic stress systems of oppression.
- Upon completion, participants will learn health routines and treatment considerations when working with clients who experience intergenerational trauma.
CEO and Founder, H.O.P.E LLC (Healing Outreach Purpose Empowerment)
Jared is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has received his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey in Psychology with a minor in African American Studies. Jared has over 9 years of experience in the mental health field and has worked in various clinical environments such as psychiatric hospitals, insurance providers and foster care agencies.
Jared is committed to working with diverse populations such as adolescents and adults dealing with depression, bipolar disorder, stress management, substance abuse, racial identity, life transitions, trauma and men's issues. He has a passion for helping others reach their full potential. Jared thoroughly believes in starting the healing process and helping you develop and maintain stability in order to become your best self.