Working with diverse families and children warrants commitment to the process of multicultural competency. Although psychologists and therapists in many settings (private practice, schools, community mental health centers) work with diverse populations, oftentimes their access to and participation in professional development centered on multicultural growth and competency is limited. This workshop will provide a space in which therapists can explore salient areas of multiculturalism as well as discuss implications for practice with diverse children and families.
- Define multicultural competency.
- Describe multicultural guidelines and their relevance to practice.
- Explain (disproportionate) outcomes for diverse populations and the implications on well-being
- Assess perceived multicultural competency
- Discuss identity development and areas of saliency (that impact identity and wellbeing as well as family dynamics).
- Explore practice considerations for work with diverse families and children.
CE Hours: 3
About the Presenter:
Dr. LaKeisha Gantt is a native of Athens, Georgia. She is currently licensed as an LPC and Psychologist in Georgia. Multiculturalism has been a consistent aspect of both her graduate training and professional interests. As a graduate student, Dr. Gantt participated in the Diversity Research Team. Also, for the dissertation requirement, she examined the relationship between sexual risk behaviors, psychological well-being, and spirituality among African American adolescents. As an intern at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center, Dr. Gantt provided clinical services for diverse populations including international students and African American students.
She completed her graduate studies at the University of Georgia, where she currently works as a psychologist. Before beginning at CAPS at the University of Georgia (July 2015), Dr. Gantt provided counseling and consultation services as a Behavior Specialist in the Clarke County School District. Counseling services included working with families and students from diverse backgrounds. Included in consultation services were developing and implementing professional development for educators, administrators, and other stakeholders on topics that impact the school experience (i.e. multiculturalism for educators, culturally relevant discipline, poverty). She continues to provide consultation services to schools, as requested, related to multicultural organizational development. Dr. Gantt currently participates on an interdisciplinary research team whose focus is to explore and examine issues at the intersection of multiculturalism, psychology/counseling, and education. She is an adjunct instructor at the University of Georgia and Piedmont College. Dr. Gantt has taught Advanced Multiculturalism for Psychologists as well as Introduction to Counseling.
Registration Costs (per workshop):
Early Bird Registration (Must be postmarked on or before October 21, 2016 to receive this rate.)
- $70: GPA Members
- $105: Non-members
- $20: GPA Student Members
Registration (After October 21, 2016)
- $80: GPA Members
- $115: Non-members
- $30: GPA Student Members
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All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Amy Dietrich via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). A $35 cancellation fee will be charged for any cancellations prior to October 28, 2016. No refunds will be given after October 28, 2016.
The Georgia Psychological Association is proud to sponsor and support a wide variety of workshops throughout the year as an APA approved sponsor of Continuing Education.