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Practicing Social Justice Ethics in Supervision - 6 CEs

  • November 18, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 55


  • Must be a CURRENT IMHCA member!
  • You can join before registering for $115 for a 12 month membership and get the IMHCA membership discount!
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Social Justice Ethics in Supervision (6 CEs)

November 18, 2023



Presenters: Dr. Sharazazi Dyson, PhD, Dr. Crystal "Doc" Murdock, PhD


This workshop will focus on professional ethics and best practices that are important for counselors, social workers, and other professional therapists who work in agencies, clinics or school settings as supervisors, and those who receive supervision. It is vital for supervisors to understand how social justice and ethics operate in tandem. It is the responsibility of supervisors to develop the skills needed to apply social justice focused supervision practices to aid their supervisees. Supervisors are to help ensure that professional therapists are effectively equipped with the skills and knowledge to deliver social justice competent and ethical services. 

Supervision is an important part of training and continuing education for professionals. This workshop will review supervision best practices by reviewing the most current social justice ethical standards, provide information, review policies and procedures, and denote interventions for supervisors. This will include ethical and legal concerns for planning social justice focused supervision sessions, engaging in courageous conversations on race in the supervisory relationship, exploring advocacy competencies, exploring racial and ethnic theory of development, and exploring ethical dilemmas. A review of how social justice competencies should influence ethical behavior in supervision will be presented.


As a result of participating in this workshop, professionals will:

1. Review and discuss ethical and legal standards as they relate to the profession organized around Social Justice

2. Review and discuss ACA Advocacy Competencies

3. Explore Multicultural and Social Justice Competencies

4. Review and discuss supervisor and supervisee responsibilities for social justice-focused counseling practices

5. Explore the Racial and Cultural Identity Model

6. Review and Practice Self-Reflective Practices for Identity Exploration

7. Review and apply a model for ethical decision making for addressing social justice dilemmas

Presenter Bio:

Sharazazi Dyson, Ph.D., LPC, received her Bachelors (BS in Business Management) and Masters degree (MEd in Counseling) from DePaul University, and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University. She has worked in student affairs and college counseling, including multicultural student affairs, residence life, and career services. Currently, she practices counseling at a practice in Northbrook, IL. Primarily, her counseling approach is grounded in a person-centered, feminist and multicultural framework. Dyson's scholarly work explores power, advocacy, mentorship, and culturally responsive teaching to be an accomplice of marginalized and oppressed communities in the higher education system. As a counselor educator, she strives to create a space of transformative learning that empowers students to define their passion and use their voices to explore their academic and professional interests. She is committed to developing culturally responsive and ethical counseling graduates to focus on preparing students to appropriately serve their communities. Dr. Dyson believes it is important to encourage imagination, social justice, and multicultural awareness into educational experiences.

Crystal "Doc" Murdock, Ph.D., LCPC, holds a Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Adler University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Doc’s counseling experiences have included urban schools, private practice, and community behavioral health centers. Doc is also the owner of a private practice that focuses on providing services to members of the LGBT community and other marginalized voices. Doc serves as an Assistant Professor of Counseling at National Louis University. Doc has presented at both state and local conferences with a research agenda focused on the identity development of Black women. Doc currently holds an LCPC in the state of Illinois and is Treasurer of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association.



Cancellation Policy:

Registrations, cancelled before seven days prior to the workshop, can be refunded minus a $20.00 administrative fee. You can switch to another Supervision workshop for no additional fee or penalty. Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inadequate registration or other circumstances beyond our control. If IMHCA cancels a workshop due to inadequate registration, you will receive a full refund. IMHCA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of substitution, alteration, or cancellation of an event. IMHCA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event that a workshop is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrences or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, government regulation, extreme weather or other emergency. IMHCA will make every effort to offer a substitution event in the case IMHCA cancels because of a fortuitous event or Act of God.

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