Official DACA statement

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CSJ joint statement with AMCD regarding the recent announcement about rescinding DACA.

Helping Those Affected by Harvey

At every ACA Conference, counselors are able to become trained in disaster mental health response through the American Red Cross. Here is information from the American Red Cross if you, or another counselor you know, is interested in deploying to Texas to help with Harvey.

The American Red Cross has activated a Direct Deployment process to recruit new Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteers to assist with hurricane relief efforts. Volunteer recruitment information for health and mental health professionals can be found at

http://www.redcross.org/…/hurricane-harvey-health-professio…

Please consider becoming a Red Cross volunteer and assisting the people and communities affected by this devastating storm. Disaster Mental Health (DMH) volunteers must have a master’s degree or higher and be licensed or certified in a mental health profession (if retired, they must have held a license/certificate within the past 5 years). The Red Cross will provide training, transportation, food and lodging. It is expected that DMH volunteers will serve on the operation for one week or longer, plus two travel days.

CSJ Webinar Announcement

CSJ Webinar: Social Justice Counseling and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement on September 1st at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2 p.m. ET

*If you plan to attend the webinar mentioned below, please respond to Laura Pignato via email at csjprofessionaldevelopment@gmail.com by Wednesday (8/30/17) to be added to the attendee list. The zoom meeting allows for 50 attendees. Thank you.*

Dear Colleagues,

Counselors for Social Justice is excited to announce the third webinar in an ongoing series focused on providing important social justice information and support to our membership and the communities we serve. Members can earn 1 CEU by attending the webinar.

As such, we are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting that will facilitate this webinar. You do not need a zoom account to access the zoom meeting or need to download any software, just click on the access link at the time of the meeting.

Below you will find the webinar description along with the zoom meeting link to join on 9/1 at 11 a.m. if you are PT or 2 p.m. if you are ET

Title: Social Justice Counseling and the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Presenters: Joseph M. Williams, University of Virginia; Ahmad R. Washington, University of Louisville; Janice Byrd, Kent State University

Description:

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 webinar presentation considers how combining the ACA advocacy competencies with the #BlackLivesMatter Movement can assist counselors in combatting hyper and hostile policing in Black communities.

·         Participants will learn about the Black Lives Matter movement

·         Participants will examine the historical context of police brutality and racial profiling and its effect on mental health.

·         Participants will learn how to respond to injustice and contribute to movements such as the #BlackLivesMatter Movement using the ACA Advocacy Competencies

Link:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/581988195 (use this link if participating from your laptop)

Or iPhone one-tap :

   US: +14086380968,,581988195#  or +16468769923,,581988195#

Or Telephone:

   Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

       US: +1 408 638 0968  or +1 646 876 9923

   Meeting ID: 581 988 195

   International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=3xM1RVwa0l9AgbR_cGh_NlgkS_Ogc3y-

Laura Pignato, M.S.

College of William & Mary

Professional Development Chair, Counselors for Social Justice

Charlottesville

Dear CSJ community,

 

I want to share with you how we’re working to respond to the recent events in Charlottesville. The CSJ board is working on an official statement as well as a online meeting for those interested in developing ways to respond. We have also created a folder within ACA Connect where I invite you to post resources, personal reflections, or anything else that you’d like to share with our community. To access the folder, log into ACA Connect, go to the CSJ Community page, click on the Library tab, select the “Charlottesville and Related Resources” folder, and upload documents using the “New” button on the left under Folder Contents.

 

Many of us were likely not entirely surprised by the events Charlottesville, since we are under no the illusion that white supremacy, bigotry, misogyny, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and more aren’t common in our country. I am, however, sad and angry and scared, as I am almost every day when I hear about some new, terrible hate crime, violent act, or bigoted rhetoric or policy. And I’m relatively safe as a straight white cis woman. I hope that this wakes more people up and that people of conscience work together for justice and against bigotry — both the overt forms we are seeing as well as the more subtle and insidious forms of bigotry. I hope we work in solidarity with all groups targeted — people of color, immigrants, Muslims, Jews, women, the LGBTQ community, and more. I hope we are outraged and that it spurs us to action. I had the opportunity to join some of the protests in Washington, DC this weekend, and being in community with those on the side of justice was energizing and heartening. I hope we will speak up when and where we can, because, in the words of Audre Lorde, “Your silence will not protect you.”

 

Thank you for being part of our community. Please reach out if you would like to be part of our efforts.

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Rachael D. Goodman, PhD, LPC
President (2017-2018), Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association
Associate Professor, George Mason University
email: rgoodma2@gmu.edu

Call for Papers

Journal for Social Action in Counseling & Psychology

http://jsacp.tumblr.com

Mission: Founded in 2007, the mission of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology (JSACP) is to promote deep reflection on community change and system transformation in which counselors, psychologists, and other human service professionals play a role. This open access journal aims to highlight ‘engaged scholarship‘ and the very important social change work done by professionals and activists that would not normally find its way into publication. The journal attempts to break down the divide between theory and practice in one of the most critical areas of our work: social transformation toward social and ecological justice and peace. This journal features action oriented articles, meaning manuscripts that discuss actual work (e.g., advocacy, activism, research, policy formulation and implementation, training, legislation) that has been conducted by the submitting author(s) and not proposed work or simple conceptualizations of issues. JSACP features four unique sections:

 

  • Activism and Advocacy
  • Education and Training
  • Policy and Theory
  • Program Development and Evaluation

 

How to submit? Articles submitted to JSACP are subjected to a masked review. We currently accept articles in English and Spanish. There are no deadlines to submit a manuscript. To submit an article and to learn more about the journal, visit: http://jsacp.tumblr.com

Publication costs: As a fully open access journal, all articles are available free of charge on the journal website and there are no submission fees.

Co-Editors: Lawrence H. Gerstein, Ph.D., Ball State University

Pamela Valera, Ph.D., New York University & Nathan Kline Institute

Sponsors: Counselors for Social Justice & Psychologists for Social Responsibility

Publisher: Ball State University Center for Peace & Conflict Studies

For further information: editorjsacp@bsu.edu

Follow us on: Facebook (@JSACP) and Twitter (@JSACP)

ISSN 2159-8142

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Rachael D. Goodman, PhD, LPC
President (2017-2018), Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association
Associate Professor, George Mason University
email: rgoodma2@gmu.edu

CSJ Second Webinar Notice

ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies Webinar on July 24th at 11 a.m. EST
*If you plan to attend the webinar mentioned below, please let us know via email at csjprofessionaldevelopment@gmail.com by Saturday (7/22/17) so we can get an idea of how many plan to participate. The zoom meeting allows for 50 attendees. Thank you.*
Dear Colleagues,
Counselors for Social Justice is excited to announce the second webinar in an ongoing series focused on providing important social justice information and support to our membership and the communities we serve. Members can earn 1 CEU by attending the webinar.
As such, we are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting that will facilitate this webinar. You do not need a zoom account to access the zoom meeting or need to download any software, just click on the access link at the time of the meeting.
Below you will find the webinar description along with the zoom meeting link to join on 7/24 at 11 a.m. (ET)
Description: In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the new 2016 ACA Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies.  We will explore the crucial additions to this document that help guide us in our roles as social justice counselors.  Additionally, we will provide a case study involving an Argentinian Jew to demonstrate how to apply these competencies in counseling practice.
 
Presenter Bio: Anna Flores Locke, MA, LPC is the president-elect for the Counselors for Social Justice division of the American Counseling Association, and has served as the first elected graduate student representative on the governing council of ACA.  She is also a doctoral candidate in counselor education at Montclair State University.
Anna owns a private practice and offers clinical mental health counseling services to children and adults. She has more than 10 years of experience practicing as a community mental health counselor and supervisor in Chicago and New Jersey.

Officer Candidates Needed

From the President of CSJ…

Hello all

We are still in need of social justice minded folks to run for office in CSJ. The requirement for the president elect position is that you have been a member of the board or chair of a major committee. The requirement for the retired/limited means position is that you be retired or of limited means.

Serving on the CSJ board has been one of the pleasures of my professional life. We are a collegial group of people, very supportive of each other and committed to social justice and social justice within the counseling profession.

Please consider joining us.

You may back channel me if you are interested. My contact information is below.

Jane

Jane Goodman
goodman@oakland.edu

CSJ Webinar Series

CSJ Webinar Series 2017

Greetings CSJ Community!

On June 29th, CSJ held its first webinar in an ongoing series focused on providing social justice information and support to our membership and the communities we serve.

Dr. Selma de Leon-Yznaga presented on the topic of policy changes and legislation related to immigration. Below is her PowerPoint presentation in PDF, and CSJ will soon  post the video.

Thank you to those who were able to attend and for your feedback about the webinar.

Supporting Immigrant Families in a Time of Fear and Uncertainty CSJ Webinar Series 2017 (1) (1)

Seeking a Co-Editor for our Newsletter

Hello CSJ members!

We currently seeking a co-editor for our newsletter. The newsletter is put out quarterly and distributed electronically to our members. We have one member who has graciously volunteered to serve already, and we need one additional person to serve as co-editor. The typical term is three years and the CSJ Board is ready to lend lots of support in the process. If you are interested and/or want to learn more about the position, please email me: rgoodma2@gmu.edu. We also want to thank our outgoing editor, Shannon Ng, who has done a wonderful job, along with the graphic design expertise of Ghil Onyou Hong.

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Rachael D. Goodman, PhD, LPC
President Elect (2016-2017), Counselors for Social Justice
Associate Professor, George Mason University
email: rgoodma2@gmu.edu

Webinar Series- Starting June 29th at 12 pm(ET)

*If you plan to attend the webinar mentioned below, please let us know via email or message so we can get an idea of how many plan to participate. Thank you.*

Dear Colleagues,

Counselors for Social Justice is excited to announce the first webinar in an ongoing series focused on providing important social justice information and support to our membership and the communities we serve.

As such, we are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting that will facilitate this webinar.  You do not need a zoom account to access the zoom meeting or need to download any software, just click on the access link at the time of the meeting.

Below you will find the first webinar description along with the zoom meeting link to join on 6/29 at 12 pm (ET)

Title: Supporting Immigrant Families in a Time of Fear and Uncertainty

Description:  Recent policy changes and legislation related to immigration have resulted in fear and confusion for citizens and unauthorized immigrants in the United States.  The purpose of this webinar is to increase awareness of current political issues and their potential impact on the immigrant population by providing

  • an overview of the Executive Order on Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements and “sanctuary” legislation;
  • empowerment interventions for clients; and
  • social advocacy strategies and resources for clinical and school settings.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Selma de Leon-Yznaga is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley located on the southern border of the United States and Mexico.  With over 25 years of experience in clinical and school settings, she is committed to scholarship and advocacy related to immigration and refugee populations. She served as CSJ President in 2013-14 and founded the Texas Counselors for Social Justice in 2007.
Zoom Code:

Topic: Supporting Immigrant Families in a Time of Fear and Uncertainty

Time: Jun 29, 2017 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

(It is best to join by clicking this link) – Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: zoom.us/j/568889661

 

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,,568889661# or +14086380968,,568889661#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 568 889 661

International numbers available: zoom.us/…

 

Please let us know if you plan on attending so we can get an estimate of how many members to expect. We are looking forward to this new project and hope we can utilize the platform to further the CSJ initiative! If you have any questions or would like further information, please feel free to message me.

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Laura Pignato
College of William & Mary
Professional Development Chair, Counselors for Social Justice
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