Cultural Competence In Supervision and Counseling

Cultural Competence in Supervision and Counseling.  “If culture is part of the environment, and all behavior is shaped by culture, then culture-centered counseling (supervision) is responsive to all culturally learned patterns” (Pedersen, 1997, p. 256). 

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Presenter: A.J. Ramirez, EdD, LPC, CPCS.  Dr. Ramirez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked in various aspects of the mental health field since 2007 and is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. When not teaching at the University, she owns and operates L.E.A.F. Therapy Services LLC a private counseling practice in Valdosta, GA that provides affordable and systemic therapy to people in the community.

Objectives of the training:

  • Participants will be able to list three ways to tackle working with clients who are politically, religiously, racially or sexually different from them.
  • Participants will gather tools for measuring implicit bias.
  • Participants will be able to share three ways to improve their own culturally competent lens.

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Instructors

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A. J. Ramirez, EdD, LPC, NCC, CPCS

Dr. A.J. Ramirez teaches for the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice at Valdosta State University and teaches as an adjunct professor for Florida State University’s Women, Gender, & Sexuality program. Prior to joining the Sociology team at Valdosta State University, A.J. taught for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Valdosta State University for five years. In such time she taught classes that delved into the fabric of sexism and gender theory. A few of the classes taught included Feminist Theory, Global Feminism, Queer Theory, and LGBT Studies. Her instruction focused on questions that provoked meaningful conversation within the classroom. Questions included some of the following: What is gender? What is sexuality? Does it exist in the body or in the mind? Is it a collection of actions, desires, and fantasies, or is it rather a disposition, a way of seeing oneself, an identity? Does what we want depend on who we are? Does what we do define who we are? In addition, she strives in exposing students to different theories and an examination of the historical, political, economic, and social spaces women inhabit in various parts of the world and analyzing the conditions that promote and inhibit activism around women’s lives taking into account how gender is defined, deployed, and deconstructed.

Dr. Ramirez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has worked in various aspects of the mental health field since 2007 and is a Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor. When not teaching at the University, she owns and operates L.E.A.F. Therapy Services LLC a private counseling practice in Valdosta, GA that provides affordable and systemic therapy to people in the community.

Dr. Ramirez received her Bachelor of Science in Sociology with a minor in History from the University of North Georgia, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy and Doctor of Education with a concertation in Sociology from Valdosta State University. A.J. works with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, gender, and sexuality.

Dr. Ramirez embraces alternative forms of therapy such as the outdoors or mediation to optimize the potential for meaningful change. A.J. practices experiential learning, narrative therapy, and collaborative therapy and utilizes interventions from family systems. Her experience in collaborative and experiential approaches makes her an ideal speaker and facilitator in workshop settings in which she involves individuals in learning experiences.

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