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Maryland Counselors for Social Justice (MCSJ)

MCSJ is a division of the Maryland Counseling Association (MCA), and a state branch of Counselors for Social Justice (CSJ). We invite you to become a member and stay involved, as we embark on this journey of equity, inclusion & justice for all.

Our Mission

Our mission is to work to promote social justice advocacy in our society, through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that manifest in a lack of equal access, benefits, resources, and opportunities to large segments of our population. We work to address mental health issues caused by social marginalization, and oppressive issues that affect professional counselors, students, and the clients we serve. Our goal is to work to assist in positive change in our community and society, and call attention to additional ways counselors could be better advocates in their work with diverse, marginalized, and disenfranchised clients, through professional development.

MCSJ is so excited to share our Fall Newsletter with you!!!

Click here to access it: MCSJ Newsletter_Vol2.1.pdf

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it.

MCSJ Executive Board - Leadership (2020-2021)

President:  Kshipra Jain, LPC, NCC
President-Elect:  Dr. Kizzy Pittrell, Ed.D., LCPC, ACS
Secretary:  Dr. Ann Emmanuel, Ph.D., LPC, NCC
Treasurer:  Bahar Alagheband
Counselor Representative:  Dr. Sade Dunn, Ed.D., NCC, LPC, LCPC
Student Representative:  Ursula Cerro, LCPC

Membership Chair:  Donnette Deigh, LGPC, NCC
Public Relations Chair:  Sahaj Kohli
Professional Development Chair:  Amanda Friday, LPC
Human Rights Chair:  Preet Kaur, LPC
Social Justice Advocacy Chair:  Grace Abraham Lewis, LCPC, NCC

Newsletter Chair:  Dr. Sabrina Harris Taylor, Ph.D., CRC, CVRC, CWIP (MCA Emerging Leader)

Past President:  Dr. Don Trahan, Jr., Ph.D, LPC, ACS
Executive Director/Founder:  Dr. Chioma Anah, Ed.D, ATR, LCPC, ACS

MCSJ Membership Types/Dues

Professional/Regular  $15 (per year)

Student  $10 (per year)

Retiree/Veteran  $5 (per year)


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Upcoming Events

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday, November 15, 11-2:15pm

Cost: Free for MCSJ members

$5 for MCA students/retirees; $10 for MCA professional members; $15 for non-members

3 CEUs offered

Facilitators: Kris Wright, Dr. Sadé Dunn, Dr. Kizzy Pittrell

Register here: https://mdcounseling.org/event-4031870

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MCSJ is delighted to offer monthly Restorative Justice Circles on the 4th Monday of each month from 6-7PM. We will be alternating between a space of healing for Black therapists (Oct, Dec, Feb, Apr, Jun) and BIPOC therapists (Nov, Jan, Mar, May). Stay tuned for the next registration date!

 

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PAST EVENTS


Education and Civil Rights for Persons with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2020

Time: 1-2:30pm

Location: Zoom

Speaker: Dr. Sabrina H Taylor, PhD, CRC, CVRP, CWIP

Online Registration: https://mdcounseling.org/event-3972438 


A Restorative Justice Circle for BIPOC Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics

Date: Monday, September 28, 2020

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Zoom

Online registration: https://mdcounseling.org/event-3983520


A Restorative Justice Circle for Black Therapists: Coping with the COVID-19 and Social Injustice Pandemics

Dates: Monday, August 31, 2020

Time: 6-7pm

Location: Zoom

Online registration: https://mdcounseling.org/event-3951311


MCSJ 2nd Annual Conference - "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere" - Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

7 CE's

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020

Time: 9:00am- 4:00pm

Location: Zoom

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Marsha Riggio & Dr. Kevin Bruce

Online Registration: https://www.mdcounseling.org/event-3738796


MCSJ Inaugural Conference - A Gathering of Counselors, Allies, & Communities: Social Justice Advocacin our Current Sociopolitical Climate

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time: 8:30am- 4:00pm

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (School of Education Building, 2800 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218)

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vivian Lee


MCSJ Workshop - Law Enforcement and Counselors: Courageous Conversations About How Clinicians and Officers Can Work Together to Best Serve the Community and Clients

3 CE's 

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, School of Education, 2800 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218

Presenters:

  • Peri Hooper, MCSJ Treasurer and Expert on Law Enforcement/Counselors

Registration:

  •  MCSJ Members: $30
  •  Non-MCSJ Members: $40

Continental Breakfast Included with Registration Fee

Deadline to Register: Friday, September 21, 2018

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MCSJ Workshop - Examining Intersectionality, Privilege & Oppression: Strategies for Counselors to Enhance Multicultural & Social Justice Advocacy

3 CE's 

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Date: August 18, 2018

Location: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, School of Education, 2800 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218

Presenters:

  • Kshipra Jain, MA, LPC, NCC
  • Dr. Chioma Anah, ATR, NCC, LCPC-S, ACS

Registration:

  •  MCSJ Members: $30
  •  Non-MCSJ Members: $40

Continental Breakfast Included with Registration Fee

Deadline to Register: Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Click here for flyer


Connect with MCSJ


Facebook: http://facebook.com/MarylandCSJ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maryland_csj/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/maryland_csj


Email: mcsj@mdcounseling.org or mdcounselorsMCSJ@gmail.com


For more information about membership or to join a committee, contact us at mcsj@mdcounseling.org





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