Counselors for Social Justice is a national division of the American Counseling Association. CSJ works to promote social justice in our society through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect professional counselors and our clients and to assist in the positive change in our society through the professional development of counselors.
Addressing Elements of White Supremacy in Counselor Education: A Curriculum Model for Decentering Whiteness
Friday March 24th, 2023 3PM EST, 2PM CST, 1PM MST, 12PM PST
Presented by: Dr. Frank Gorritz & Dr. Lili Burciaga
Description: Despite a perceived “post-racist era” prevalent in various forms of social discourse, racial injustice is still perpetuated throughout education systems for the helping profession, particularly counselor education. This presentation addresses the various ways racial injustice manifests through the dominance of white racial narratives, perspectives, and values in counselor education. Furthermore, this presentation addresses the impacts of white supremacy on counselor education in the present, as well as strategies to disrupt racial oppression in counselor education. Lastly, this presentation presents a curriculum model for counselor educators across the country to present possibilities on how counselor educators can disrupt white supremacy at both the master's and doctoral level for counselors/counselor educators in training.
To help attendees identify elements of white supremacy still present in counselor education.
To help attendees conceptualize strategies for disrupting counselor education in current practice.
To provide a model for attendees that helps restructure counselor education curricula, to decenter whiteness in counselor education.
Attendees will receive 1 CEU after completing a survey
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions
We hope to see you there!
CSJ at ACA Conference & Expo 2023
CSJ will be attending ACA Conference and Expo 2023 on March 30th - April 1st in Toronto, Canada.
CSJ will have a booth at the Exhibition Hall at the
American Counseling Association Conference 2023 From March 31 - April 2!
Visit booth #320 t o learn more about CSJ, find out about communities, membership, and how to get involved, and don’t forget to pick up some CSJ swag!
Additionally, if you are interested in volunteering to help run our booth,
email email@example.com to connect.
More information about CSJ sponsored events at #ACA2023 will be posted so stay tuned!
Thursday, March 30th
Join CSJ for our Membership meeting @ ACA 2023,
all members are welcome!
Date: Thursday, March 30
Location: Dockside 9 Lower Level
Won’t be at ACA? Join the Meeting Virtually!
Register on Zoom Below:
Friday, MArch 31st
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Location: Miller Tavern 31 Bay Street Toronto, ON M5J 3B2, Canada
Date: Friday, March 31st
Location: The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
Pier 4&5 - Convention Level
Cash bar & refreshments will be served.
No RSVP required - All are welcome. We hope to see you there!
Saturday, April 1st
Please join CSJ for our annual Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at ACA Conference 2023 ! Celebrate our CSJ Award Winners, hear from our incredible keynote speaker, Dr. Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, and connect with fellow CSJ Members!
Date: Saturday April 1st, 2023
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: La Vecchia - 90 Marine Parade Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8V 4G1, Canada
Admission to attend: $50 (plus taxes and fees)
And please do not forget to submit the menu form to confirm your attendance on the ticket page under "About This Event".
We look forward to seeing you there!
CSJ - Sponsored Presentations
Using the SQuad Model for Personal & Collective Sustainability in Social Action
Fri, March 31, 2:00pm-3:00pm, Room 714A, Program ID #164
Presented by: Rebecca Toporek, Derrick Bines, Muninder Kaur Ahiuwalia
Using Critical Recruitment to Support the Retention of Students of Color in Counselor Education Programs
Fri, March 31, 4:00-4:30pm, Poster Area, Program ID #571
Presented by: Linzy Andre, Alonzo Turner
"Social justice is not about what we do, it's about who we are."
- Dr. Michael Hutchins, Co-Founder of Counselors for Social Justice
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