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(SAC/Davis) Introduction to the Respectful Model of Counseling: An Approach for Diversity

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • NEW LOCATION: Life Calibrations Counseling Office 3406 Suite D American River Dr. Sacramento, CA 95825
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  • $10.00 attendance
    $10 per CEU

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Presenters:  Ann Lieber, LMFT & Dr. Shannon Cooper, Licensed Clinical Psychologist


The focus of the workshop is to introduce a multi-cultural framework that helps clinicians to take a holistic approach/orientation to their clients. We will explore ethnicity, regional location, religion, SES, and several other areas including the importance of language in working with our clients. The Respectful Model of Counseling addresses how each clinician’s worldview plays a role in their counseling practice. Providing a safe environment among peers to explore these complex personal factors can be helpful in deepened your practice with a variety of clients.


  1. Gain an understanding and familiarity with Alan Ivey’s Respectful Model of Counseling.
  2. Maximize engagement with your clients regarding intersectionality of identity.
  3. Create secure therapeutic alliance with diverse clientele by exploring implicit bias.

About the Presenters:

Ann Leber, LMFT and Dr. Shannon Dickson have presented both locally and nationally in the area of diversity training.

Ann Leber is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been practicing in the Sacramento region for over 25 years. She has worked in both private practice and community settings. She is currently the President of the Sacramento Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. She has taught for several years at CSUS, in both the Psychology and Counseling Department. Her passion is Multicultural Psychology. She serves on several boards and has done several missions to undeveloped countries providing medical care and psychological first aid. She currently serves on the board of Medicine in Action, an organization which provides healthcare to women and children in developing countries, and Hope Counseling Center which provides low cost mental health treatment to the Sacramento Community. Ann has taught at the Sacramento Safety Center where she has trained probation officers and law enforcement regarding mental health issues. As well as conducted numerous trainings both locally and nationally.

Dr. Shannon Cooper is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and has been in private practice for over 15 years. She currently serves as the Dean of Counseling at Cosumnes River College and previously, worked as a college professor at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Her areas of interests include healing circles for people of African Ancestry, child abuse survivors, and self-care practices for women of color. She has presented locally, national and internationally and has published in this field.


    2 CEUs for LCSWs, MFTs and LPCCs. Presentation and CEUS are free for members.

    Nonmembers: Fee for attendance, coffee and snacks is $10, plus $20 for CEUs. For ASWs 2 hours may count toward licensure with supervisor's approval. Students and brand new graduates may attend free.

    PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION: Life Calibrations Counseling Office 3406 Suite D American River Dr. Sacramento, CA 95825

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