All events will all be held virtually
Spring 2021 General Meeting
Sunday, January 31 at 1 p.m. via Zoom
More details coming soon
Featured Past Events
COVID-19 and Racial Injustice discussion, facilitated by Dr. David Schlosz
November 15, 2020 via Zoom
Counselors for Social Justice at Texas State University hosted a conversation on COVID-19 and racial injustice, facilitated by Dr. David Schlosz, on Sunday, November 15. This was a chance for anyone to share their feelings about COVID-19, racial injustice, and everything else going on in the world. It can be isolating sitting in anger, frustration, shame, guilt, etc. Having a community, even for an hour, can help us clear out some of these emotions so we feel empowered to pursue action.
Anti-Racist Counseling Panel, co-hosted with CSI
October 25, 2020 via Zoom
CSJ and CSI collaborated on a panel about anti-racist counseling, featuring the following four panelists:
- Jonnie Wilson, MA, LPC Associate, NCC (she/her), Supervised by Kate Robbins, MA, LPC-S, Mental Health Therapist at Ripping Water Resources LLC
- Carla Calderas, MA, LPC, NCC Mental Health Therapist at Calderas Counseling
- JP Cardenas, MA (they/them) – Learning and Development Specialist at Integral Care
- Maria Spellings, Ph.D., LPC-S (she/her), Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Seminary of the Southwest
Broaching Race in Counseling, a training led by Dr. Shaywanna Harris-Pierre
October 4, 2020 via Zoom (Watch the recording here)
As counselors, every client of ours is different from us in one way or another. Some differences are easier to discuss, yet the taboo nature of race and ethnicity make having conversations about racial differences difficult or uncomfortable. This is why the skill of broaching is important. Dr. Harris-Pierre provided an overview of racial broaching and discuss relevant current literature on the topic. Attendees learned the importance of addressing race and ethnicity in the counseling relationship, and ways they can begin to practice broaching in their clinical work.
The Physiological and Psychological Impact of Race-Based Trauma, a training led by Dr. Shaywanna Harris-Pierre
July 12, 2020 via Zoom
Due to current events, counselors are focusing heavily on multicultural competence and the impact of the social climate on their client’s wellbeing. Of course, the racial climate in this country has long been a concern of BIPOC. The consistent, ongoing nature of racial trauma that occurs for BIPOC in this country creates lasting emotional and physiological impact. As counselors, we tend to focus on the emotional impact of trauma, but it’s also important to consider the connection trauma has to the body when working with clients of color. This webinar provided information about the connection between traumatic experiences and physiological responses in the body, and how race-based trauma may be stored in the body. The webinar also provided implications for counselors. There was also a Q&A with Dr. Shaywanna L Harris-Pierre.
COVID-19 and Racial Injustice: A CSJ @ TXST Conversation facilitated by Dr. Kathy Ybañez-Llorente
June 28, 20202 via Zoom
We wanted this to be a chance for anyone to share their feelings about COVID-19, racial injustice, and everything else going on in the world. It can be isolating sitting in anger, frustration, shame, guilt, and more, and we feel that having a community, even for one hour, can help us clear out some of these emotions so we feel empowered to pursue action.
The Counselor as Advocate, with guest speaker Dr. Kathy Ybañez-Llorente
February 23, 2020
A conversation about advocacy in counseling. We discussed the ACA advocacy competencies and how they apply to the everyday practice of counseling.
Race, Privilege, and Power in Counseling, a conversation facilitated by Dr. Maria Spellings
January 26, 2020
Day of Learning
March 9, 2019
Texas State CSJ’s Day of Learning is a symposium for graduate students in counseling and social work, licensed professionals, and others in the community who are interested in counseling and advancing the welfare of diverse populations.