CSJ Celebrates Black History Month
Today is the first day of #BlackHistoryMonth ! Check out a message from our CSJ President, Dr. Ebony White on celebrating the joy of the Black American experience, reflecting on the injustices throughout history including the recent killing of Tyre Nichols, and connecting the past influence of Black American wavemakers to the present fight for equality.
Attending to LGBTQAI+ Communities: Response to Colorado Springs
CSJ would like to honor the loss and heartbreak of the Colorado Springs community in wake of the fatal shooting on November 19th at Club Q, on the eve of #TransDayofRemembrance . We share in the mourning of Ashley Paugh, Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump, Raymond Greene Vance, and Kelly Loving, 5 innocent individuals whose lives were cut too short by violence. Hate against the LGBTQ+ community cannot be tolerated and it is more crucial than ever that we act now to protect the lives of queer peoples.
Check out our recent blog post detailing how different counseling professionals can support their clients, students, colleagues, and more in light of such tragic events.
CSJ Newsletter - October 2022
Check out the newest CSJ Newsletter!
Articles include: Factors that Influence Multicultural Competence, Imagining Human Relationship Dynamics Differently, Summer Presentations at Antioch Seattle CSJ Chapter, and Board and Committee Updates.
CSJ Celebrates Veterans Day - Veterans Mental Health & Treatment
November 11th is Veterans Day! CSJ celebrates the brave souls who protect our country every day and fight for our freedom. Check out our newest blog post to learn about how the life of service impacts the mental health of veterans and their families, as well as treatment and support options available to them.
Hispanic - American Game Changers You Should Know About
CSJ is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! Check out our blog post on Hispanic-American Game Changers You Should Know About, featuring a variety of influential Hispanic-Americans who showcase CSJ's mission of social justice!
Race, Disability, & Social Justice: What is the Rehabilitation Counselor's Role?
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 at 6pm-7pm EST
Presented by Dr. Keisha G. Rogers, President-Elect of the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC)
Rehabilitation Counseling is a distinct, but lesser-known, area of counseling aimed at assisting persons with disabilities (PWDs) in gaining or regaining their independence through employment or other meaningful activity. The state-federal vocational rehabilitation system (VR) was designed to help PWDs achieve this goal by eliminating barriers to employment. However, there are indications that barriers exist within the vocational rehabilitation system itself. Historically, there has been evidence of racial discrepancies in service provisions in VR counseling. This presentation will provide an overview of rehabilitation counseling and examine irregularities related to race and VR service provisions. Implications and recommendations on achieving social justice in rehabilitation counseling will be addressed.
As result of attending this presentation, attendees will:
1) increase awareness of the history and profession of rehabilitation counseling
2) highlight differences in VR service provisions of PWDs based on the client’s race
3) understand the rehabilitation counselors role in integrating multicultural social justice
counseling competencies in serviced provided to PWDs from diverse cultural backgrounds
Participants are eligible to receive 1 CE hour through NBCC. We hope to see you there!!
Counselors for Social Justice has been Trademarked!
We are excited to announce that Counselors for Social Justice has been trademarked by the US Patent and Trademark Office! This is wonderful news as now the name "Counselors for Social Justice" belongs exclusively to our organization. Way to go CSJ!
When They Close A Door, Find A Window: Professional Practice and Advocacy in the Era of Anti-CRT and LGBT Legislation
Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 7:00-8:00pm EST
Presented by Dr. Lauren Shure with Cristian Aguilar-Agudelo, Dialis Burke, Chelsie Byars, Michaela Carney, Precious Denson, Neli Lesser, Lindsay Syeh, Ryan Small, Brooke Whitfield-Fattovich, and Jasmine Wilson
Description: The recent passing of Anti-CRT and Anti-LGBT legislation by state governments has left many school-based service providers confused regarding how to effectively continue their roles while working within the bounds of these new laws. This presentation uses PollEverywhere to engage participants in discussion about concerns they have and advocacy actions they have taken to address the negative impacts of these laws. Recommendations for ethical practice and advocacy will be provided using the ACA Advocacy Competencies as a framework.
Participants will receive 1 CE hour through NBCC
Evolution for Queer Liberation: “Walking the Walk” from LGBTGEQIAP+ Allyship to Intersectional Feminist Activism
Thursday, June 28th, 2022 7:00-8:00pm EST
Presented by: Chase Morgan-Swaney, LPCC, NCC, CWC
Description: Queer and trans folx are striving to thrive amidst an increasingly hostile sociopolitical landscape and ascending to liberation cannot happen from the sidelines. Explored through intersectional feminism, this webinar seeks to examine the contributions of the LGBTGEQIAP+ ally position, the limitations of allyship related to queer liberation, and the urgent need to move from an ally identity to an intersectional, relational, power conscious, and politicized activist identity. This webinar will provide practical and conceptual tools and strategies to facilitate the evolution from allyship to activism.
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