Banking on the Essentials: Maximizing Effectiveness in Working with Diverse Clients July 9-13, 2012 Tampa, Florida
WHAT THIS TRAINING OFFERS
ABOUT THE TRAINERS
Carlos Zalaquett, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Psychological and Social Foundations at the University of South Florida. He serves as the coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Specialization and the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Zalaquett is the author, coauthor, or editor, of several books, including Intentional Interviewing and Counseling (7th ed.) with Dr. A. Ivey and Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey. He serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development and as editorial Board Member of the Journal of Counselors for Social Justice. He has received several teaching and training awards and is an internationally recognized expert on mental health, diversity, and counseling. Seria Chatters, PhD, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Adjunct Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Chatters has taught courses in counseling skills, techniques, and mental disorders. She has supervised counseling students in practicum and internship and is currently the President of the Florida Association for Marriage and Family Counseling and the President‐elect of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.
COST: $99 21 Continuing Education Units/Contact or Clock Hours are available with full attendance • Florida Certification Board Provider #5033‐A, Exp. Date 12/31/2012 • Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50‐1836, Exp. Date 3/31/2013 • Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50‐1836, Exp. Date 10/31/2012 • Florida Board of Psychology Provider #50‐1836, Exp. Date 5/31/2013 • NAADAC Provider #516, Exp. Date 12/31/2013
Most counselors agree that each client and each counseling situation are unique, requiring alteration in their approaches to fit the individual needs of clients ‐ particularly clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. A culturally skilled counselor is one who is in the process of actively developing and practicing appropriate, relevant, and sensitive interventions in working with culturally different clients.
This practical, highly interactive, and skill building training program is for persons in all counseling professions. This course teaches the use of specific Microskills,which are communication skill units that help counselors interact more intentionally and effectively with a client. Paricipants will be introduced to “intentional competence,” and will have many opportunities to examine the implications of using microskills in multicultural counseling and therapy settings. Learned concepts and skills from this course can immediately be taken into direct practice. Role playing and practice sessions will help participants learn the impact of diverse skills in clinical sessions, and how they can flex their counseling approach to meet the individual uniqueness of the clients they serve. Overall, this training will enable participants to:
Define and communicate their knowledge of the microskills learned. Demonstrate their capacity to self‐assess competency with the microskills. Demonstrate their proficiency in the intentional use of the microskills. Demonstrate their ability to use the microskills effectively when working with clients from different cultures.
DATE AND LOCATION The training is provided on two full days and three half‐ days: July 9th and 13th 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day July 10th, 11th, and 12th 8:30 a.m. – noon each day
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Room – Science Works Theater 4801 E. Fowler Avenue Tampa, Florida 33617
HOW TO REGISTER
Please register online at: http://www.ettend.com/id=3318 PayPal is used for payment; no account is needed, only a major credit card. For more information or to pay with a check, call LaShanda Farmer at the Southern Coast ATTC at 850‐222‐6731. Registration fee also includes parking and access to the permanent MOSI exhibits ‐ a $40 Value!