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SACES is pleased to offer webinars for training in a variety of areas for students, professional counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators. If you have questions about the webinar series, please contact SACESwebinars@gmail.com.

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2076. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SACES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Upcoming Webinars

Examining Bias, Power, and Privilege
Dr. RJ Davis, LPC, NCC Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 11am-12pm CST / 12-1 pm EST 
Register through GoToTraining

This webinar explores the intersectionality of bias, power, and privilege. Awareness and reflection on these influential societal forces provide counselors a basis for understanding the negative impact such forces have on vulnerable populations and society as a whole. Mental health professionals, supervisors, and others with a working knowledge of these issues, coupled with relevant strategies and techniques, are better equipped to join with and support clients and communities in efforts to push back against these negative influences. This session has been approved for 1 CE credit hour.

Dr. Davis is an assistant professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a proud member of the American Counseling Association, a Counselor Educator, National Certified Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has held leadership positions in the Texas Career Development Association, Texas Counselors for Social Justice, and the Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling. He has served as an advocate, a public school teacher, a university career counselor, a counseling and training clinic director, a faculty adviser for student groups, and an invited speaker for a number of diverse professional and civic groups. He has presented research at state, national, and international conferences. Dr. Davis’s current and ongoing research interests include social justice and advocacy, online counselor education, supervision, life balance, and issues within vulnerable populations. Dr. Davis was the recipient of the Kitty Cole Human Rights award in 2016 and the Dr. Judy Lewis Counselors for Social Justice Award in 2018 presented by the American Counseling Association.

Past Webinars

The Civilian Counselor Working with Veterans and Their Dependents: Implications for Counselor Preparation 
Inaugural SACES Webinar sponsored by the SACES Social Justice and Human Rights Interest Network
Dr. Jessica Melendez Tyler 
Monday, November 26, 2018, 4-5 pm EST
Offered through GoToTraining. 

Understanding the broader sense of the military experience, culture, and lifestyle is understudied in counselor education, leaving a gap about the unique mental health needs of veterans and their dependents. Civilian practitioners must establish credibility and trust to find treatment efficacy in treating this population. This webinar discusses the multilayered needs and mechanics of working with veterans, dependents, and military trauma. This webinar also provides strategies for program application on how to integrate military culture and issues into counselor education. 

The webinar objectives are as follows: (1) Address the cross-cultural components of effective clinical work with the veteran population, (2) Discuss strategies and essential mechanisms for civilian counselors to best treat veterans and military issues, (3) Considerations for how counselor education programs can infuse the clinical treatment of service members as a specific population into their curriculum. 

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