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Multicultural Orientation: A Model to Ethically Engage Diverse Clients webinar

Monday, March 27, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm

UNMC - BEHCN presents:
Multicultural Orientation: A Model to Ethically Engage Diverse Clients
Course ID: 23CE00067
Monday, March 27, 2023
Noon-1 pm (Central)

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this live activity, the participants should be better able to:

Define the three pillars of multicultural orientation (cultural humility, cultural opportunities, and cultural comfort.)
Identify current research on multicultural orientation and its impact on behavioral health outcomes.
Describe several practical suggestions regarding behavioral health practice as related to ethical decision-making using the multicultural orientation framework.
Articulate the implications of multicultural orientation to their professional behavioral health ethical practice.

Presented by:
Charmayne Adams, PhD, LIMHP, NCC
Assistant Professor
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Dr. Adams is an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an independently licensed professional counselor. Her clinical background focuses on working with individuals with a history of trauma or crisis. Her research focuses on teaching about trauma, systemic and emotion-focused clinical interventions, and the application of attachment theory in clinical and academic settings. In particular, Dr. Adams is focused on coping with stress as both a community and individual-level task that is impacted by cultural background. Both clinically and academically, Dr. Adams is focused on social justice counseling and empowering clients to examine barriers and use their strengths to overcome life’s challenges. Dr. Adams has received many awards for her work on crisis, trauma, and multicultural issues, including the emerging professional award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2021 and the Black Mental Health Educator of the Year award in 2022. She is also the inaugural editor of the International Association for Resilience and Trauma Counseling peer-reviewed Newsletter, which aims to disseminate evidence-based content to practitioners working with clients with a history of trauma.

Thang Tran, PhD candidate
University of Nebraska at Omaha,
Department of Counseling

Thang is a counselor educator at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) in the Department of Counseling, with a focus on school counseling. He is also a licensed professional school counselor in Nebraska. He recently completed his Ph.D. candidate at Oregon State University in Counselor Education and Supervision. His dissertation was on cultural humility in school counseling. He takes teaching very seriously but is learning not to take himself too seriously. Before his time at UNO, he was a middle school science teacher and long-time middle and high school counselor...but he continues to be a middle school counselor at heart.

Registration closes on March 26, 2023