Graduate Student Counselors of Color Event

Started as a grassroots effort in 2013, the Washington Counselors of Color Network's goal is to support counselors of color throughout every season of their careers - from student to supervisor. We organize free or low-cost events & consult groups to provide an opportunity to take on topics that counselors of color may not find support for elsewhere. For our Graduate Student Counselors of Color Group, we are hosting a Q&A panel featuring current professional counselors of color. We hope that seeing successful, diverse counselors of color will reduce isolation, increase networks, and give encouragement to grad students of color.
Panelists include:
Nigeria Bell, MA, LMFT, faculty and counselor at Tacoma Community College, offering therapy & career counseling to students, specializing in veteran/military-affiliated. She identifies as African American and is the leader of the Tacoma Counselors of Color group.
William Castillo Jr., MA, LMHC, CDP is a solution-focused therapist in private practice providing individual, marriage, family & group therapy, as well as assessments, consultations drug/alcohol counseling. He identifies as African American, Hispanic, Latino and can also counsel in Spanish.
Harry Dixon, MA, LMHC is a Seattle private practice therapist who specializes in counseling multiple minority clients with a special focus on male, LGBTQ, and Asian American populations. He identifies as a bisexual Korean American male and is the leader of the Eastside Counselors of Color group.
Ugbad Hassan, LSWAIC recently graduated with a Masters degree from University of Washington School of Social Work. She has worked within a variety of settings with diverse, underserved populations, specializing in Health/Mental Health. She identifies as a Black Muslim woman and can speak Somali.
Sophia Rath, MS, PhD is in private practice, offering therapy and testing to teens - senior citizens. She is the volunteer leader of the Graduate Student Counselors of Color group and identifies as Southeast Asian.
The panel will be moderated by Richard D. Kim, Intercultural Credibility Coordinator/Consultant at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

When: October 1, 2016 10:00 AM - October 1, 2016 12:00 PM

Location: Seattle Pacific University - Ames Library Seminar Room, 2nd floor 3226 Sixth Ave West, Seattle, WA 98119

Cost: $0.00 for early bird registration by September 16, otherwise $0.00. Current members receive an additional 15% off (please log in before completing your registration).

Refund Policy: If you pay for an event that you are unable to attend, you have the option to apply your non-refundable payment to 1) a future event, 2) another counselor's event registration, or c) partially pay for a membership.