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As a part of its series, Innovations in Counseling, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 1–2 pm EST. Live webinars are available at no cost to NCCs, scholars, and fellows, and documentation of one clock hour of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full webinar.
Individuals who identify as Asian and Asian American are often labeled as the model minority, perpetual foreigner, or the invisible minority. Though innocuous on the surface, research has shown these perceptions to have negative effects on mental health, help-seeking behaviors, and well-being. In addition, these labels can minimize the experiences of Asians who have immigrated to the United States as refugees from the situations in their countries of origin. This presentation aims to shed light on the various therapeutic approaches in counseling Asian and Asian American trauma clients along with addressing cultural and societal barriers to treatment.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Lawrence Richardson earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Oklahoma State University. In 2015, he was named an NBCC Minority Fellowship Program Fellow. Currently, he provides individual, group, and family counseling at Grand Lake Mental Health Center, which is an integrated behavioral health center specializing in rural mental health. Formerly, he worked in the higher education, social services, and non-profit sectors. Richardson was also privileged with the opportunity to develop and instruct Oklahoma State University’s first Asian American studies course. Mr. Richardson lives in a 420-square-foot tiny home in Stillwater, Oklahoma, with his husband and two dogs.RegisterAdd to Calendar
As a part of its series, Innovations in Counseling, the NBCC Foundation invites you to a no-cost webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, from 1–2 pm EDT. Live webinars are available at no cost to NCCs, scholars, and fellows, and documentation of one clock hour of continuing education is available for registrants who attend the full webinar.
Coping flexibility refers to one’s ability to effectively self-monitor and modify coping behaviors based upon situational demands and coping resources that are accessible and available to produce favorable outcomes. This dynamic process is essential for overall health and well-being. For individuals living with chronic disease and disability, the use of adaptive or effective coping strategies has been associated with improved disease management and symptom reduction. Conversely, maladaptive or ineffective coping strategies have been linked to long-term interpersonal and emotional distress. The difficulties and losses associated with having a chronic condition reveal that more needs to be done to help people who are living with chronic disease and disability adjust to changes they experience throughout the course of their disease in addition to managing their everyday lives. Counselors can take an active role and help individuals living with chronic health conditions self-monitor their coping patterns and acquire more adaptive strategies to address individual, interpersonal, and systemic factors that contribute to their stress burden.
In this webinar, we will discuss the development of a brain-based wellness program and examine its effect on the coping efforts of participants living with chronic disease and disability. More specifically, this webinar will highlight the effectiveness of an eight-week Brain-Based Education and Wellness (BE WELL) intervention with African American women living with multiple sclerosis (MS).
In the counseling profession, we assist clients with developing and carrying out their self-determination goals, and this intervention study is a demonstration of this collaborative counseling approach. Furthermore, this study promotes the need for more diversity and customization in clinical research to make counseling interventions more generalizable and inclusive to ensure better health outcomes for people living with chronic conditions.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
Dr. Whitney G. McLaughlin has counseling experience that includes working with diverse populations in school, mental health, college, and career settings. Dr. McLaughlin serves as a counselor in private practice; Global Ambassador with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; and a reviewer for the only scholarly publication devoted entirely to college students’ health, the Journal of American College Health. She was named the 2019 recipient of the Don C. Locke Multicultural and Social Justice Award by the College of Education at North Carolina State University.
Dr. McLaughlin holds a PhD in educational leadership, policy, and human development - counseling and counselor education from North Carolina State University, an MA in clinical mental health counseling from Wake Forest University, and a BA in sociology from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a board certified counselor and licensed clinical mental health counselor. Dr. McLaughlin’s research focuses on holistic wellness, neuro-informed mental health counseling, evaluating coping processes, integrated care, racial disparities in mental health, and professional competency (with a focus on cultural competence). Dr. McLaughlin resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. She actively engages in conducting workshops and trainings locally, nationally, and internationally. She is currently working with primary care physicians and neurologists to develop chronic care interventions for underserved communities.RegisterAdd to Calendar
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