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Dr. Janet Helms, director for the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College, will be the keynote speaker at an Auburn University counseling and education workshop in May.
The workshop, "Understanding the Impact of Racial Identity Development on Counseling and Education, will be held May 1 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. The event is being hosted by the College of Education, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, the Student Coalition for the Promotion of Counselor Development, the Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.
Dr. Chippewa Thomas, an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling/School Psychology, is the contact for event registration. Students and faculty members wishing to attend the event must register by April 15. Student admission is free with pre-registration and $5 for inclusion of 5.5 Continuing Education Units provided by the Alabama Counseling Association. Pre-registration for professionals is $25 or $30 with 5.5 Continuing Education Units. On-site registration will be $40.
Checks and money order payable to Auburn University may be sent to: Dr. Chippewa Thomas, Auburn University, 2084 Haley Center, Auburn, AL 36849-5222. To learn more about the forum, call 844-2895.
Helms, the Augustus Long Professor in Boston College's Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology, is president of the Society of Counseling Psychology. In 2007, she received the Association of Black Psychologists' award for Distinguished Psychologist.
Helms' books include "A Race is a Nice Thing to Have'' and "Using Race and Culture in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory and Process.''
Last Updated: May 17, 2011