Trauma and Resilience Among Undocumented Immigrants
Dr. Rachael D. Goodman, Associate Professor in the Counseling and Development Program, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
2:00-3:00 PM EST
While there are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. (MPI, 2016), counselors often know little about the unique and complex experiences of this population. Undocumented immigrants face myriad stressors and constraints, as well as exposure to traumatic events before, during, and after migration.
This webinar will explore the challenges undocumented immigrants face, as well as the strengths and pathways for resilience. Using a community-based participatory research (CBPR) approach, the presenter and her colleagues and partners have collaborated with undocumented immigrants to conduct research and action that seeks to address systemic marginalization and actualize justice for this community.
Participants in the webinar will learn about:
1. the complex and ongoing stress and trauma experienced by undocumented immigrants, CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.
2. the ways in which undocumented immigrants actualize resilience and persist in hostile and constraining circumstances, and
3. the ways in which counselors can actualize social justice ideals through partnerships and advocacy with undocumented immigrant community members.
Rachael D. Goodman, Ph.D., LPC, is an Associate Professor in the Counseling and Development Program at George Mason University. Dr. Goodman’s interests focus on social justice issues in counseling, with an emphasis on trauma counseling, including historical/transgenerational trauma, systemic oppression/marginalization, immigrants and refugees, and disaster response/community outreach. Dr. Goodman served on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (JMHC) and as the Editor for the special issue of JMHC on Trauma Counseling and Interventions. She currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology. She is President Elect (2016-2017) of Counselors for Social Justice, a division of the American Counseling Association. Currently, Dr. Goodman is utilizing community-based participatory research (CBPR) approaches with her colleagues, students, and community partners to understand and address the issues impacting local communities, including undocumented immigrants. Using CBPR, a research approach that seeks to work collaboratively to actualize justice and link research with action, Dr. Goodman and her colleagues focus on experiences of trauma, stress, and resilience and the links with policies and systemic issues.
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