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

February 3 – 4, 2022
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Since 2002, NCCEC has served as a professional diversity platform for critical interactions and community building around topics of oppression, identity, society, and social action. This past year has witnessed how Black Lives Matter activists from multiple cultures, those fighting for inclusive transgender civil rights, persons standing against the rise of Anti-Asian hate, and other advocates have consistently fought against the persistent and unrelenting social and political unrest in our nation. These individuals have increasingly acted alongside organizations advocating for the dismantling of systemic racism, pro-human rights, and social justice campaigns for all peoples.

In response to this social and political turmoil, this year’s conference theme is “Advancing Social Justice through Systemic Change.” The tensions between this unrest and the activism of those fighting against it continue to reveal the need for mental health providers, educators, higher education professionals, change agents, and students to be equipped with the multicultural knowledge, awareness, skills, and professional development to meet the social justice demands of the 21st century. This theme encourages you to consider how counseling and education can address diversity, equity and inclusion, systemic racism and oppression, trauma and marginalized communities, and networking with community-based organizations, corporations, local governments, and healthcare facilities.

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

Planning Committee

Jennifer Perry, Ph.D., LCMHCA, NCC, Conference Chair
Assistant Professor, Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development, Georgia Southern University

Leon Spencer, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, CPCS, MAC, Honorary Chair
Retired 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, Ph.D., LPC, ACS, NCC
Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Georgia Southern University

David Julius Ford Jr. Ph.D., LCMHC, LPC, NCC, ACS
Assistant Professor, Monmouth University

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

Alexander Hines, M.Ed.
Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 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

Patricia M. Stewart, Ph.D., LPCC, PYCH OH
Retired Mental Health Professional and Educator, Savannah, GA

Alison Wallace, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Deborah A. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer Confluency Consultants and Associates Multicultural Organizational Development/
Health and Wellness Coaching Services

#NCCEC22  |  February 3 – 4, 2022

Last updated: 9/21/2021