The Second Annual
CultureCounts Conference

The Conference Center at Montclair State University
Friday, May 16, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The Second Annual CultureCounts Conference will begin with the keynote address, Organizational Cultural Competence: The Cornerstone of Becoming a Culturally Competent Agency, delivered by
Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D.

Morning Workshop Options (participants will attend one):

  1. Guidelines for Developing Cultural Competence Plans, Peter Guarnaccia, Ph.D. 
  2. From Haiti to the U.S.: Haitian Culture and Mental Health, Ghislene Meance. Psy.D. 
  3. Cultural Competence and Countertransference, Patricia Sherman, Ph.D.
  4. Inhabiting Multiple Worlds: Working with South East Asian Immigrants with Mental Illness, Rupa M. Khetarpal, MSW, LCSW     

Afternoon Workshop Options (participants will attend one):

  1. Meaningful Communication: Language Access in the Mental Health Setting, Sophia Rossovsky, M.Ed
  2. Micro-Aggressions: Making the Invisible Visible in the Therapeutic Setting, Debra Chatman-Finley, MA, DVS, LPC and Gliceria Perez, MSW, LCSW
  3. End of Life Issues with GLBT Clients, James Fedor, MSW, LCSW
  4. Understanding Child Development and Parenting Through a Cultural Lens, Yolanda Hawkins-Rodgers, Ph.D.

The Conference Center at Montclair State University
1 Normal Road, Montclair, NJ 07043
Friday, May 16, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration will be open on Monday, March 10th.
Please check back then for more details and to register. 

Social Workers and Counselors will receive 5 CEUs in Cultural Competence. FAMILYConnections is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB),, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (provider #1252) and by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider program (provider #6604).

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