Culturally Responsive Self-Awareness: Mapping Cultural and Social Identities

  • 17 Sep 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Virtual Zoom Meeting
  • 83


  • Reserved for members of the San Diego CAMFT Chapter. (Please make sure your registration information matches your information that we have on file.)
  • Reserved for individuals registering who are not SD CAMFT Chapter Members.
  • Reserved for students.

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NEW DATE. This event was rescheduled from the April date to allow more participants. 

Saturday September 17th 10am-12noon.

This event will not be recorded and must be attended live. A Zoom link to the webinar will be sent via email to registrants in their confirmation email. 


This introductory-level workshop builds cultural awareness, which includes an awareness of one’s own racial and ethnocultural identities and the significance of identity to psychological practice. Considering the growing diversity of the United States, the significant impact of ethnocultural factors on development, socialization, and well-being, and the increasing awareness of the impact of race, racism, identity, privilege, and power, it is important that counselors and psychotherapists engage in a life-long exploration of culture and identity.

This workshop defines key concepts related to cultural awareness, including intersectionality, privilege, marginalization, social identity, and power. This interactive workshop invites participants to explore their intersecting identities utilizing Pamela Hays’ ADDRESSING model and then map their shifting locations as part of marginalized and privileged communities. The workshop then considers personal disclosure of identity as part of psychological practice and ethical considerations.

Finally, tangible ways to establish and maintain professional practices that build cultural awareness are offered for life-long learning and professional development.


The development of multicultural counseling competencies and racial and ethnoculturally responsive counseling skills is a lifelong process. It continues throughout the professional career of clinicians. Culture Ally’s program content helps attendees build cultural awareness of their intersecting identities and biases, explore the influence of privilege, marginalization, and power on clinical practices, explore the impact of race and racism on clients and the psychological process, and engage in an effective antiracist and culturally responsive practice.


Utilize intersectionality as a framework for exploring the impact of social and cultural identities on clinical practice. Engage in a self-reflexive culturally responsive counseling practice for working with diverse clients. Attendees will leave the session being able to:

  • Utilize the ADDRESSING model to explore social and cultural identities.
  • Identify one category of privilege or marginalization that may impact your clinical practice.
  • Identify 1 ethical consideration when disclosing personal identity as a clinician. 


1. Clinical Self-Exploration--Obstacles to successfully engaging in antiracist clinical self-awareness practices

2. Strategies that help clinicians successfully engage in antiracist clinical self-awareness practices

3. Defining Key concepts

4. Experiential activities to explore clinicians’ identities

5. Personal Disclosure of Social and Cultural Identities

6. Strategies for lifelong self-reflexivity and growth process

7. Question and Answer Period

8. Mindful Exit


This event is for mental health professionals.


$24 for Chapter Members

$36 for Non-members

$19 for Students

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Please make sure the Program Administrator has your correct email.

Course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Participants must be present for the entire length of the workshop to be awarded credit. Participants will not be given CEU credit if they are more than 15 minutes late and/or do not stay for the entire length of the workshop.

This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. San Diego chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

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OUR PRESENTERS: Dr. Shawan Worsley, LMFT, Ph.D.

Shawan Worsley (she/her) is the Founder and Executive Director at Culture Ally. Dr. Worsley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and B.As. in African American Studies and International Relations. In her former role as an Assistant Professor, she taught college courses, conducted scholarly research, presented her work at conferences throughout the country, and published an academic book with Routledge Press. As a therapist, Dr. Worsley has worked extensively in communities of color, providing therapy and case management to adults and children in virtually every clinical setting. In addition, she has created and delivered culturally responsive clinical training and consultation to therapists throughout the country. Dr. Worsley’s vocational goal is to help eradicate mental health disparities that impair the health and well-being of communities of color as she continues to provide therapy services through her private practice in Northern California.

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