CSJ Featured Sessions in San Francisco

Friday, March 17

1:00pm – 2:30pm

CSJ Featured Session

Program ID #166, Room 2009

Social Justice Counseling and the #BlackLivesMatterMovement

90-Minute Education Session, Advanced

Joseph M. Williams

Counselors should help contest hyper and hostile policing, which adversely affects the mental health and well-being of people from marginalized populations, (especially Blacks) (Turner, 2016). This interactive presentation considers how combining the ACA advocacy competencies and AMCD multicultural and social justice counseling competencies with the #Black Lives MatterMovement can assist counselors in combatting hyper and hostile policing in Black communities.


Saturday, March 18

7:30am – 8:30am

CSJ Featured Session

Program ID #219, Room 3014

Using Parliamentary Procedure and Group Process in the Service of Social Justice

60-Minute Education Session

Jane Goodman, Judy Daniels, Mark Pope

Have you ever been a leader or participant in a meeting governed by Roberts Rules of Order and you did not know how to use parliamentary procedures and an understanding of group process to effectively advocate for your specific position? This session will provide strategies to work in diverse meeting settings to support social justice advocacy efforts. Strategies and role-play scenarios will be presented to demonstrate advocacy skills and the effective use of group process and parliamentary procedures.


Sunday, March 19

10:00am – 10:30am

CSJ Featured Session

Program ID #817, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 3

State and Local Legislative Advocacy: Social Justice in Action

30-Minute Poster Session

Kathryn “Kate” M. Williams

The most important thing to know is that we, in the counseling profession, know more than politician do about mental health. So you don’t have to hesitate any longer to participate in legislative advocacy in your state. To ease any worries or provide answers to your curious questions, in this session, you will learn about ways to participate in legislative advocacy on the state and local level, hear about examples of how it has been done with counselors, educators and students in multiple states, and explore how the Advocacy Competencies fit in.


Sunday, March 19

11:00am – 11:30am

CSJ Featured Session

Program ID #841, 2nd Floor, Poster Area 13

Applying the 2016 ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies: Becoming a Social Justice Counselor

30-Minute Poster Session

Anna Flores Locke, Michaela Ambrosius

This poster session will provide an overview of the new 2016 ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies. It will explore the crucial additions to this document that help guide us in our roles as social justice counselors. Additionally, the session will provide a case study involving an Argentinian Jew to demonstrate how to apply these competencies in counseling practice.


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