11-12 National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change


11- What Makes a White Ally? Lessons from Creating an Ally Identity Measure

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

As counselors and educators, you may have witnessed an increase in self-identified white allies. But what makes a white ally? How do we describe allyship, and how can we talk about white allyship identity with clients and students? We offer insights gained during our development of a white ally identity instrument. Ethical use of these types of instruments will be discussed as well as practical uses when working with individuals developing their own ally identities.

12- The [Infertility] Struggle is Real: Mental Health Treatment for Spiritual African American Women Diagnosed with Infertility

11:15 am -12:15 pm

The psycho-emotional impact infertility has on the well-being of religious or spiritual African American women has been disregarded in the literature, with most infertility research consisting of high-income Caucasian women and couples. Research by the presenter revealed that cultural and religious beliefs about infertility, coupled with the stigma about receiving formal mental health service, results in African American women feeling the need to be strong and silent about their infertility, thus impacting help-seeking.

12- One Confederate Statue is One Too Many: The Story of One Suburban Town Where Faith and Race Collide

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

In this presentation, we describe two studies, both situated in a suburban town where a Confederate statue stands, where a faith-based university has grown around three sides of the statue. The presenters conducted an autoethnography about one demonstrator’s experience participating in a grassroots movement to move the statue. We also plan to conduct and describe a follow-up study that examines the intersection of white ally and faith identity development.

12- Not Your Average Blues: Examining Perinatal Mental Health and Infertility Help-Seeking in Black American Couples
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The presenters discuss their research that examines the perinatal mental health experiences of Black American couples diagnosed with infertility. 1 in 7 women and 1 in 10 men will experience a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMAD); however, African American women are almost two times less likely to initiate treatment for the concern compared to their counterparts. No current literature addresses the lived experiences amongst Black American couples simultaneously coping with a PMAD and infertility.


22-PSI and 2020 Mom Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training

Class 3: Evidence Based Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmSpecialized training webinar series hosted by Postpartum Support International and 2020 Mom. This 8-session course, running from February 22 - May 24, 2021, is presented by top experts and trainers in the field of perinatal mental health. Join from the comfort of your own home or office, and network with other participants through the course while you complete this certificate course in perinatal mental health. PSI Member discount.

Registration closes on Friday February 12, at 11:55pm Pacific Time