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Recorded on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 

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The story we hold as true impacts the way we interact in the world. In an increasingly diverse American landscape, counselors are challenged to understand the needs of clients often without having a foundation of cultural humility necessary to create alliances and build trust. This workshop will prompt participants to explore their own stories and the underlying biases that unintentionally hinder both personal and professional relationships. Workshop participants will begin to examine subtle generalizations about race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and other differences, including addiction identification and weight biases. Together, we will learn to appreciate our personal stories and model self-reflection for clients who are just beginning to understand their own.


Ellen Elliott, LCAS, LCMHC, CCS, CSAT, PhD Candidate, has worked in the mental health field for 30 years and provides counseling in various areas including addictions, sexual issues, trauma, childhood abuse, intimacy and attachment, and relationships. In addition to counseling, she provides training related to behavioral addictions and trauma treatment, as well as supervision for substance use disorder and mental health counselors. As a lifelong lover of learning and culture, she is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in human behavior, completing research in Nepal related to trauma experiences among indigenous populations in underdeveloped countries. Elliott has had extensive experience working with diverse populations in the United States and globally, advocating for women, and exploring the world as an Anglo-American woman.

Calvin J. Manning, LCAS, LCMHC, has over 12 years of experience as a clinician working with clients of varying ages and ethnic groups who have mental health and substance use concerns. Manning is dually licensed in North Carolina as a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and licensed clinical addiction specialist (LCAS). As an African American male and member of the LGBT community, Manning’s personal journey to live his authentic self has been one of resolving the conflict between his personal truth and contrary beliefs and stigmas that have been attached to his story. His journey toward self-resolution has empowered Manning to provide a therapeutic and safe space for clients to gently challenge and dismantle the beliefs that perpetrate pervasive cycles of self-sabotage.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to define cultural competence and cultural humility and contrast the two models.
  • Participants will be able to identify five characteristics or beliefs that shape their personal identity.
  • Participants will be able to describe the relationship between cultural humility and therapeutic alliances in the counseling dynamic.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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