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Webinar 2017-04-26
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In this webinar, we will explore the history of psychopharmacological treatment among marginalized populations, including both positive and negative examples within the past century. Further, we will explore how psychotropic medication use differs among culturally diverse populations, as well as ethnic differences regarding clients’ response to medications. We will discuss the need for culturally appropriate and individualized pharmacological treatment.

4/26/2017
When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Webinar Coordinator

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Psychopharmacology From a Multicultural Perspective: Addressing Cultural Bias, Stigma, and Medication Use in Diverse Populations

Dr. Victoria Sepulveda, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI
Dr. Caroline O'Hara, Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Registration for the live webinar is now closed.  If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

In this CSI webinar, we will discuss how cultural bias, oppression, and racism have affected marginalized populations in terms of seeking counseling and other mental health services. We will then explore the history of psychopharmacological treatment among these populations, including both positive and negative examples within the past century. Further, we will explore how psychotropic medication use differs among culturally diverse populations, as well as ethnic differences regarding clients’ response to medications. We will discuss the need for culturally appropriate and individualized pharmacological treatment, and how we can use the tenets of the 2016 Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies when integrating cultural consciousness and psychopharmacology. Lastly, we will deconstruct terms that are often used when discussing “normality” and “abnormality” in the context of helping relationships. Our hope is to assist counselors to develop both competence and confidence in working with and advocating for diverse populations and their mental health needs.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:
1. Review historical aspects of trauma and its impact on culturally diverse populations in the United States.
2. Learn about psychopharmacological treatment among culturally diverse populations (past and present) and implications for best practices.
3. Understand how to effectively work with diverse populations from an individualized and culturally responsive scope, rather than from a generalized approach among cultural groups.


Victoria Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CSAC, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Department (M.S. in Counseling Program) at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo and her M.A. in Community Counseling from Central Michigan University, and has over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. Dr. Sepulveda maintains a small private practice where her specialties include counseling children, adolescents, and adults with diverse clinical needs. She also has clinical expertise with intimate partner violence and family preservation and reunification. Dr. Sepulveda’s academic research agenda includes best practices in counselor wellness, substance use, multicultural needs of students and clients, and psychopharmacology. Currently, Dr. Sepulveda is President-Elect of the Wisconsin Counseling Association (WCA). She is an active member of WCA, Chi Sigma Iota, American Counseling Association (ACA), and several divisions of ACA. She is a licensed professional counselor and clinical substance abuse counselor in Wisconsin and also a National Certified Counselor. She also is a former CSI intern (2007-08) and former member of the CSI Advocacy Task Force.


Caroline O’Hara, Ph.D., LPC (GA), NCC, is a scholar, advocate, and Assistant Professor of Counselor Education working at the University of Toledo. Her research interests include multicultural counseling competence and advocacy. She has numerous publications and presentations in the areas of microaggressions, social justice, sexual and gender diversity, multicultural competence, counseling supervision, and advocacy (both client and professional). Most of her counseling experience has been in college counseling centers providing individual, group, career, and disability counseling as well as campus outreach. She has also worked in partial hospitalization and hospice settings. Dr. O’Hara has held multiple leadership positions. She is active with several ACA divisions, including AARC, where she serves as Treasurer and past Diversity in Assessment and Research Task Force Chair. During her term as Chair, the Task Force developed the AARC Standards for Multicultural Research (2016). In addition, she has served AMCD as Awards Chair. Dr. O'Hara is also an active member of Chi Sigma Iota and currently serves as Chapter Faculty Advisor for the Alpha Omega Chapter. She has been honored with several awards including the ACA Courtland C. Lee Multicultural Excellence Scholarship Award and CSI Fellow and Intern Award.

CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Views expressed by presenters and participants during the webinars and in webinar PowerPoints and other handouts do not necessarily represent the views of Chi Sigma Iota International.

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