Culturally Sensitive Strategies for Counseling Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, rates of racial discrimination towards Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have substantially increased. Anti-Asian rhetoric touted by political leaders and media outlets that refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese virus” echo historical sentiments of anti-Asian oppression and may contribute to higher rates of mental health distress in Asian and AAPI communities. The following presentation provides a brief historical overview of anti-Asian discrimination to help mental health professionals contextualize how xenophobic rhetoric may contribute to racial...Read more trauma and psychological distress. Next, clinical implications for counseling Asian and AAPI clients will be outlined. Finally, attendees will learn culturally relevant, trauma informed strategies for cultivating ethnic identity, enhancing resilience, and promoting psychological wellbeing among Asian and AAPI communities. This webinar meets ethics requirements.
Stacey is offering times for 1 HOUR CONSULTATION GROUPS to help deepen understanding of the concepts discussed, allow for practical application of concepts to specific case examples, and address attendee’s specific clinical questions. Consultation groups will be limited to 5 participants to ensure each attendee receives time and space to address their specific clinical concerns. Full details and registration for consultation groups are available at check out. Less...
- explain how current xenophobic rhetoric echoes historical anti-Asian oppression in ways that contribute to cultural mistrust and racial trauma.
- understand how Asian American identities have been historically weaponized through racial triangulation (i.e, the yellow peril discourse and the model minority myth)
- obtain a deeper understanding of how COVID-19 related racial discrimination negatively affects the mental health and life satisfaction of Asian American communities.
- understand the clinical implications of counseling Asian American clients and will learn specific and culturally sensitive strategies that foster community, promote resilience, and help Asian Americans respond to racial discrimination.
Wednesday, November 03, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 02:00 PM EDTRegister for this Webinar
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About the speaker
Stacey Diane Arañez Litam (she, her, hers) Ph.D., LPCC-s, NCC, CCMHC,
As a researcher and scholar, Dr. Litam’s work has been published in prestigious academic journals such as The Journal of Counseling & Development, The Professional Counselor, The International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation, The Journal of Sexual Aggression, The Journal of Counseling Sexology & Sexual Wellness, and The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse. She has facilitated over 100 presentations at the international, national, regional, and state level.
Dr. Litam has served as a content expert on topics related to AAPI concerns and the psychological impact of anti-Asian discrimination during COVID-19 on platforms including National Public Radio (NPR), podcasts, media and news outlets, and in legislative arenas.
CE Information - Earn 2 CE Credit Hours
Ohio Counselor Social Worker Marriage and Family Therapist Board
CE Process Info
A Continuing Education Certificate for this program will be obtained using the website CE Go. Approximately 3 days after the event, you will receive an email with a link to CE Go. This link will be emailed to the account you used to register for this event.
Upon accessing the CE-Go website, you will be able to:
- Complete the mandatory evaluation forms for the event
- Download your CE Certificate in PDF form
This program is approved for 2 hours of Ethics Continued Education. Clintonville Counseling and Wellness is approved by the state of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist board as a continuing Professional Education Provider for Counselors, Social Workers and Nurses #RCS012001, and Marriage and Family Therapists RTX082001
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