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

February 11-12, 2021 • Virtual
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The National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change serves as a professional diversity platform. Each year, clinicians, educators, higher education professionals, change agents, and students gather for two days of critical interactions and community around topics of oppression, identity, society, and social action. The conference’s renowned William Cross Jr. Lecture Series invites participants to deeply explore the topic of identity. With an emphasis on skill-building, attendees leave the conference with practical, actionable strategies that embrace anti-oppressive perspectives.

Major Topics Include:
  • Identity Development: Racial, Ethnic, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious, and Ability
  • Majority Privilege and Social Group Impact
  • Cultural and Ethical Competencies in Counseling, Supervision, and Education
  • Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism
  • Social Justice,  Social Advocacy, and Social Action
  • Racial and Cultural Issues in Community, School, and Higher Education Settings

Professional Credits

Approved for 10 CORE contact hours
Approved for 5 Ethics contact hours

Planning Committee

Beth Durodoye, Ed.D, NCC
Conference Chair
Professor and Chair, Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development
Georgia Southern University
Leon Spencer, Ph.D., LPC,

Honorary Chair
Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education
Georgia Southern University

Lyndon Abrams, Ph.D., NCC
Associate Professor of Counseling
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Terry Diamanduros, Ph.D.
Professor of School Psychology
Georgia Southern University

Kristen Dickens, PhD, LPC, ACS, NCC
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
Georgia Southern University

David Julius Ford Jr. Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor of Professional Counseling
Georgia Southern University

Alejandro Gallard, Ph.D.
Professor and Goizueta
Distinguished Chair of Education
Georgia Southern University

Alexander Hines, M.Ed.,
Director of DEI and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & President’s Emerging Scholars Programs
University of MinnesotaCollege of Liberal Arts

Nathaniel Ivers, Ph.D., LPC NCC
Department Chair and Associate Professor
Wake Forest University
Amy D. Jenkins, M.Ed.
Graduation Coach
New Hampstead High School
Derrick Paladino, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Professor of Counseling
Rollins College
Patricia M. Stewart, Ph.D.,
Retired Mental Health Professional and
Savannah, GA
Alison Wallace, M.Ed., LPC, NCCDeborah A. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Confluency Consultants and Associates
Multicultural Organizational Development/
Health and Wellness Coaching Services

#NCCEC21  |  February 11-12, 2021  |  Virtual

Last updated: 2/11/2021