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2021 Kaleidoscope of Counseling Conference

CSI Conference Dates

Registration Open!

Registration for the 11th annual Kaleidoscope of Counseling Conference is now open! Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from our internationally-acclaimed keynote Dr. Courtland Lee, attend a variety of content sessions, earn CEUs, and network with local counseling students and professionals. 


Please note that the conference will be held virtually.


The full speaker schedule can be found below. One-day and two-day registration available.


Keynote Speaker

We are honored to announce that Dr. Courtland Lee will provide the conference's keynote address. Dr. Lee is a Professor in the Counselor Education Program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology - DC and is the author, editor, or co-editor of seven books on multicultural counseling and three books on counseling and social justice. Among many other accomplishments, honors, and recognitions nationally and internationally, he is also Past President of the American Counseling Association, a past President of Chi Sigma Iota, and a former editor of the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.


Keynote Address

"Promoting Sanity in Insane Times"


Contemporary counselors are tasked with promoting wellness in extremely challenging times. The current sociopolitical climate in the U.S. is often characterized by intolerance and fear -- this negatively impacts the mental health and well-being of clients and service providers alike. The keynote address will review the challenges professional counselors face within this climate and provide insight on how to work from a multicultural and social justice perspective in helping clients cope with pressing societal issues.



Friday, April 9, 2021
Schedule Speaker A  Speaker A Topic  Speaker B Speaker B Topic 
9:30a-10:30a Summer Hough, LPC & 
Danisha Almonte, LPC
Supporting LGBTQIA+ Clients: 101 Paulina Flasch, PhD Intimate Partner Violence: Ethical Assessment and Response for Individuals and Couples *(Ethics CEU)
10:45-11:45a Caitlyn Bennett, PhD, LPC Neurobiological Implications of Discrimination and Stress on Marginalized Adolescents and Young Adults Katie Purswell, PhD, LPC-S, RPT, Certified CCPT-Trainer What is Child-Centered Play Therapy? An Introduction to the Basics
12 -1p Lunch (12:15-1pm Virtual Networking Session)
1:15-2:15p Claudia Interiano-Shiverdecker, PhD The Bilingual Counselor’s Guide to Working with Latinx Clients Kristal DeSantis, LMFT, CCTP STRONG- A Trauma-Informed Model of Relational Therapy
2:30-3:30p  Courtland Lee, PhD Keynote Address  
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Schedule Speaker A Speaker A Topic  Speaker B Speaker B Topic 
9:30a-10:30a Juliane Shore, LPC, LMFT, SEP Client Centered Treatment Planning: An Interpersonal Neurobiology Map Barbara Herlihy, PhD, LPC-S Moral Distress: A Hidden Threat to Counselor Burnout
10:45-11:45a Kathy Ybañez-Llorente, PhD, LPC-S Understanding Revised LPC Rules and BHEC Regulation in Texas *(Ethics CEU) Melissa Alvarado, PhD, LPC-S Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself As You Would a Good Friend
12-1p Lunch (12:15-1pm Virtual Networking Session)
1:15-2:15p Ana Reyes, PhD, LPC Acompañando[Un]documented and [Un]accompanied Folx Seeking Refuge in the United States Madelynn Marlow, LPC-Associate  Counseling Muslim Clients: The Intersection of Faith, Trauma, and Mental health
2:30-3:30p  Harriet Glosoff, PhD, LPC, ACS Assessing and Honoring the Place of Spirituality and Religion in the Counseling Process Rob Thurlow, LCSW

Trauma Informed Care and Transition Aged Youth: Healing Centered Engagement, DEI, and Youth Voice Considerations


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