Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change



16th Annual
Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change
February 17-18, 2017
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA

This conference focuses on racial identity development, ethnic identity development, and gender and sexual orientation, from infancy through adult maturity. A recognition of this development is necessary to understand the dynamics of multi-ethnic and multi-racial groups in the United States. The conference embraces anti-oppressive and multicultural perspectives.

Major Topics Include

  • Identity Development: Racial, Ethnic, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Ability
  • White/Male/Heterosexual Privilege
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cultural and Ethical Competencies in Counseling and Education
  • Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism

Conference CEUs:

  • LPCA
  • NBCC

Planning Committee

Dr. Beth Durodoye, Chair
Georgia Southern University
Dr. Nathaniel Ivers
Wake Forest University
Dr. Leon Spencer, Honorary Chair
Georgia Southern University
 Dr. Derrick Paladino
Rollins College
Dr. Lyndon Abrams
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
 Mrs. Melissa Richardson
Georgia Southern University
Dr. Terry Diamanduros
Georgia Southern University
 Dr. Carolyn Rollins
Albany State University
Dr. David Julius Ford
James Madison University
 Dr. Patricia Stewart
Georgia Southern University
Dr. Alejandro Gallard
Georgia Southern University
 Dr. Kristen Dickens
Georgia Southern University

Register Now!

Regular Registration Fee: $245.00
Early Bird Fee (until 2/3/2017): $205.00
Student Rate: $125.00
Presenter Rate: $195.00
One-Day Student Rate: $95.00
Keynote Luncheon ONLY: $20

Downloadable Registration Form

Before registering, please read our terms and conditions.


arrendondoDr. Arredondo has had a successful career as the senior administrator in higher education, tenured full professor, an organizational consultant, and professional organization leader. She is the first and only Latina to serve as president of the American Counseling Association (2005-2006). Dr. Arredondo has been an ACA “activist” as the founding member of the Counselors for Social Justice and the Women’s Interest and Mentoring Network of ACES. She has chaired the Human Rights and Publications Committees, among others. Her professional leadership has also been with the American Psychological Association’ Divisions for women and ethnic minority issues where she achieved Fellow Status. She is the founding president of the National Latina/o Psychological Association. Dr. Arredondo served as president of the Chicago campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and Senior Vice President for Student initiatives with Arizona State University (ASU). For 14 years, Dr. Arredondo was president of Empowerment Workshops, Inc., (EWI), a consulting firm she founded in Boston. Currently, she is president of the Arredondo Advisory Group, Inc., continuing the diversity strategy work and cultural climate studies she developed through EWI. Her specialty area is higher education. Currently, Dr. Arredondo is a Visiting Professor at Arizona State University, Counseling/Counseling Psychology program and Faculty Fellow with Fielding Graduate University. With the latter, she is Co-PI of an NSF grant for women of color in STEM at Tribal Colleges. She is also on the faculty team for the New Leadership Academy administered by the National Center for Inclusive Diversity, University of Michigan. She has delivered many seminars on women’s leadership as well as leadership programs in Spanish. Dr. Arredondo holds bachelor’s degree from Kent State in Spanish and Journalism, a master’s in Counseling from Boston College, and a doctorate from Boston University in Counseling Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist and National Certified Counselor. Originally from Lorain, Ohio, she currently resides in Phoenix, AZ.

About the Speaker

kenneth_fosterDr. Kenneth Foster is an experimental psychologist and Professor of Psychology at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He received his PhD from the City University of New York Graduate Center. He has done consulting work in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Texas. Dr. Foster has served as an advisory board member for the CDC and APA and is an institutional review board member for the Phoenix Foundation. Mentored by William E. Cross, he has produced substantial work on cultural identity. Other areas of focus have included social stigma, mental health, HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, and addiction.

About the William Cross Jr. Lecture Series

william_crossThe Counselor Education Program at Georgia Southern University has established a lecture series to honor Dr. William Cross Jr., Clinical Professor of Higher Education and Counseling Psychology at the University of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Dr. Cross earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Princeton University in 1970. His text, Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity (Temple University Press, 1991), is considered a classic in the discourse on Black identity. This lecture series was established at the initiative of the Counselor Education Program at Georgia Southern University. The series provides a forum to raise awareness and a call to action for counselors, educators, and community activists. The establishment of this lecture series also recognizes Dr. Cross’s continuous efforts in creating, supporting, and maintaining opportunities for social justice, anti-oppression, and counseling.

Conference At-A-Glance
Friday, February 17
 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introduction of Keynote Speaker
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote Address
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ethics/Concurrent Sessions
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon (On-site)
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Ethics/Concurrent Sessions
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Ethics/Concurrent Sessions
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Saturday, February 18
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. William Cross Lecture Series
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Ethics/Concurrent Sessions
2:00 p.m. Conference Concludes
PLU Testing

Set-up Time: February 18, 2017 – beginning 7 a.m.
Tear Down Time:
February 19, 2017 – after 12:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Deadline: 1/9/17

In order to register as an exhibitor, please download the form below, complete, and return to the Registration office by fax 912-478-0306 or email

Click Here to Download Exhibitor Registration Form

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Exhibitor Fees
One Table (6’x2′) $150
Each Additional Table $50
Take One Resource Table (per item) $50
Power Access (per table) $50

If an exhibitor opts not to send personnel to the conference but sends handouts instead, there will be a $50 charge per item on the “Take-One” resource table.

Advertising Fees:
Full Page — 7.5″W x 10″H $675
Half Page — 7.5″ W x 5″ H $550
Quarter Page — 3.75″ W x 5″ H $400
Business Card — 3.75″ W x 2.5″ H $120

NOTE: ALL ARTWORK is due at the time of registration. If registering after the deadline above, presence in the printed program is not guaranteed.

Sponsorship Fees:

All Sponsors are given space on the conference website, in the program and special signage at the conference.

  • $500 – Sponsorship Package (includes (1) free registration and Front cover listing on program)
Hotel Details

Courtyard by Marriott

415 West Liberty St., Savannah, Georgia 31401


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Room Options:

  • 1 Standard Room – $165/night

Embassy Suites

605 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31401


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Room Options:

  • 1 King Bed Suite – $189-$209/night

Hampton Inn and Suites  

603 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31401


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Room Options:

  • 1 Standard King – $159-$189/night

Residence Inn

500 West Charlton Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401


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Room Options:

  • 1 Studio Suite – $149/night

For conference information contact:

Melissa Richardson
Conference Specialist
Phone: (912) 478-1821

Last updated: 1/18/2017

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