The 2020 Social Justice in College Counseling Conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope to host a conference in May 2021 and will provide updates as we are able to make determinations for next year's plans. Thanks, and we hope to see you then!
Full Conference - “Social Justice in College Counseling Conference 2019: Providing Gender-Affirming Care to Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, & Non-Binary Students”
May 16th, 8:30am - 4:30pm & May 17th, 8:30am - 4:30pm (12 hours of CEs: includes 3-hour ethics portion)
This 6-hour presentation will provide education around gender identity, trans/gender non-conforming/non-binary identities, and the transition process, including social, medical, and legal aspects. It will raise awareness on cis privilege and how it may play out in our professional and personal lives.
Presenter: Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW – Los Angeles Gender Center
This 6-hour presentation will outline the tenets of the Gender Affirmative Model and describe treatment strategies and interventions to provide affirmative and effective treatment. Additionally, it will conceptualize mental health disparities in trans communities using the Gender Minority Stress Model in order to develop empathy for the range of ways that marginalization of transgender people impacts them socially, physically, and psychologically. Lastly, APA, ACA, and/or WPATH guidelines will be used to identify and address ethical implications in working with trans clients.
Presenter: Colt Keo-Meier, Ph.D. – University of Houston; Baylor College of Medicine
About the Presenters
Past Conference Foci and Presenters:
Social Justice in College Counseling Conferences:
- 2019: Providing Gender Affirming Care to Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming & Non-Binary Students
- Colt Keo-Meier, Ph.D. and Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW
- 2018: Power, Privilege, and Oppression
- Shudarshana Gupta, Ph.D., Mollie Herman, Ph.D., Lilian Odera, Ph.D., and Michele Rountree, Ph.D.
- 2017: Racial Disparity & Racial Trauma
- Kevin Cokley, Ph.D., Carlton Green, Ph.D., and Jeanette Madkins, Ph.D.
College Counseling in a Multicultural World Conferences:
- 2016: Womens Issues in College Counseling
- Dr. Carmen Cruz, Psy.D. and Dr. Ellen Greenwald, PhD
- 2015: Counseling Male Students
- William Ming Liu,Ph.D. and Jonathan Schwartz, Ph.D.
- 2014: South Asian Students
- Farah A. Ibrahim, Ph.D.
- 2013: Undocumented College Students
- Joseph M. Cervantes, Ph.D
- 2012: Returning Veteran Students
- John Mundt, Ph.D.
- 2011: Multiracial College Students
- Kelley Kenney, PhD. and Mr. Mark Kenney
- 2010: Asperger’s Syndrome
- Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D. and Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D.
- 2009: Spirituality
- Mary A. Fukuyama, Ph.D.
- 2008: International Students
- Paul B. Pedersen, Ph.D. and Nancy Arthur, Ph.D.
- 2007: GLBT Students
- Ruperto M. (Toti) Perez Ph.D. and Laura S. Brown, Ph.D.
- 2006: Asian Students
- Alvin Alvarez, Ph.D., Karen Suyemoto, Ph.D., and Stanley Sue, Ph.D.
- 2005: African American Students
- Thomas Parham, Ph.D. and Joe Feagin, Ph.D.
- 2004: Hispanic Students
- Melba Vasquez, Ph.D., Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D., and Patricia Arredondo, Ph.D.
CEU Accreditation Statement:
Contact your licensing board to determine acceptability of continuing education credits. Texas A&M University has approved this educational activity for a maximum of twelve (12) credits, including three hours of ethics for LPCs, Social Workers, and Psychologists in Texas.