Dr. Chioma Anah, ATR, LCPC-S, NCC, ACS, Founder & CEO of PerceptA Therapeutic & Training Center, LLC, was honored to facilitate and lead the Education Session- Real Talk: Courageous Dialogue with Women of Color in the Professional Counseling Field– at the 2017 Annual Maryland Counseling Association (MCA) Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, November 4, 2017.
This presentation was inspired by a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Michelle Mitcham at the 2015 Annual American Counseling Association conference, where the focus was on Counselor Educators and Administrators in Higher Education.
The MCA 2017 Conference Education Session, facilitated by Dr. Chioma Anah, focused (as illustrated in the MCA 2017 Conference program brochure) primarily on:
Women of Color who have earned doctoral degrees in counseling, shared their lived experiences in their varying positions as professionals in the field of counseling. Presenters discussed their intersectional identities; illuminated their struggles and challenges with social barriers, racism and sexism; as well as their unique and transformative ways of coping, surviving, and thriving. Presenters also shared their strategies for empowerment, success, and professional growth.
Panel of Presenters: Dr. Chioma Anah, Dr. Donna Shannon, Dr. Danielle LaSure-Bryant, Dr. Deidra Sorrell, Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, Dr. LaShaunna Lipscomb, & Dr. Eunice Humphrey.
Based on the positive feedback from the audiences/attendees, more courageous discussions by Women of Color will continue in upcoming workshops and conferences.