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How to Affirm LGBTQ+ Youth

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How to Affirm LGBTQ+ Youth

Join us as Dwayne White and Shanel Robinson presents on how to affirm LGBTQ+ Youth.

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About the Presenters

Dwayne White, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Dwayne White is a third-year Ph.D. student enrolled in the Counselor Education program at Auburn University. Dwayne is a licensed professional counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), with more than 6 years of experience providing assistance to community and governmental organizations in counseling, advocacy, operations management, and program development and implementation. Dwayne is also an NBCC Minority Fellow. His primary research interest center on the liberation of LGBTQ+ people, people of color, and individuals existing at these intersections. Dwayne is also interested in exploring the use of humanistic practices in counseling and counselor education.

Shanel Robinson, PhD, MS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC
Shanel Robinson is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Private Practice and an Adjunct Professor at Auburn University. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), with experience providing clinical services in inpatient, outpatient, community, and college settings over the span of six years. Shanel's interests lie in multicultural competency, social justice and advocacy, in which she facilitates trainings and engages in public speaking surrounding related topics. Her research interest are counseling and supervision, career decision-making in counselor education, the destigmatization of mental health in marginalized communities, and best practices in supervision and teaching.

About Strengthening the Heartland

Strengthening the Heartland (STH) developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty from South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension. With generous grant support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the mission of STH is to invest in the wellness and prosperity of rural communities across the Dakotas.

The Counseling and Human Resource Development program at South Dakota State University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Prover, ACEP No. 4142. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Counseling and Human Resource Department is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am Off-Campus , Webinar
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