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MAMCD Fall Workshop: Supporting BIPOC Students, Clients, Colleagues, and Communities During Challenging Times

  • 11/21/2020
  • 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM


MAMCD Fall Workshop

Supporting BIPOC Students, Clients, Colleagues, and Communities During Challenging Times

MAMCD’s Fall 2020 Workshop on November 21, from 9:45am to 1:30pm will offer attendees space to expand their knowledge, skills, and resources related to best supporting BIPOC students, clients, colleagues, and communities during challenging times. Three consecutive presentations will engage attendees to learn 1) about the experiences of BIPOC in a variety of settings 2) to identify and describe how challenging life experiences can shape the overall well being of BIPOC and 3) strategies and supportive resources that can aid in the success of BIPOC. 

Meet our Speakers: 

Social Emotional Toolkit: Building Resiliency in Children by Nikki Ham, M.A., LCPC.

Nikki Ham has served as a school counselor for over fifteen years, with successful experience in organizational and instructional leadership. During her time as a school counselor and school counselor leader, she had a proven track record of success in improving student performance, developing teams and building bridges between the school, parents and community leaders. Nikki currently works as the Associate Director of Clinical Counseling and Field Experience at Bowie State University, in the Department of Counseling. Nikki is also a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland. Nikki is dedicated and passionate about helping students, and their families remove the social, emotional barriers to their academic success and achieve mental health wellness. She has presented at national and state-level school counseling conferences. In addition, she currently serves as the President-Elect for the Maryland School Counselor Association. 

Navigating Grief and Loss in Our Urban Communities: by Veronica Land-Davis LCSW-C and Adam Johnson, M.S., LCPC

Veronica Land-Davis is a licensed certified social worker-clinical, has over thirty years of experience working with children, adults and families. Veronica has served families in roles of both a clinician and a manager in many settings such as residential treatment centers, child prevention agencies, Treatment Foster Care, Head Start, grief support centers and Home Health Care.  Educated in the Baltimore City Public School system, she received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Sociology/Social Work from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Veronica attained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. In 2001, she completed The Head Start-Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. She is the 2018 recipient of the Roper Victim Academy of Maryland’s leadership award. Mrs. Land-Davis is currently the Executive Director of Roberta’s House, a family grief support center located in Baltimore City and Prince George’s county. When she is not providing services to others, she enjoys reading a good a book and a watching the Oriole’s games.

Adam Johnson, M.S., LCPC has a passion for serving children and families in Baltimore, MD. Adam earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology in 2012 from Coppin State University. Adam continued his education at Johns Hopkins University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2016. Currently, Adam is the Family Services Program Manager at Roberta’s House, a grief counseling center located in Baltimore, MD. In his role, Adam helps individuals and families in the intake process to enroll in the various group grief counseling groups, oversees the men’s grief support group and Families Healing Together group . Before working at Roberta’s House, Adam worked numerous years as a, School Based Mental Health Counselor for various organizations in Baltimore City Public Schools. Adam provided individual, family, and group counseling. Adam also worked closely with school staff to make sure all student’s needs were meet in this role.

The Intersectionality of COVID-19, Racial Reckoning, and Mental Health: Implications for Clinical Practice by Danielle LaSure-Bryant, EdD, LCPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH

Danielle LaSure-Bryant, EdD, LCPC, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH is a Counselor with Prince George’s Community College (PGCC).  In her position, Dr. LaSure-Bryant provides the students of PGCC with counseling and referrals for mental health services in-person and via telehealth.  Dr. LaSure-Bryant has been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) for more than 20 years working with adults, children, and families.  She is certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC), an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) and board certified to practice telemental health (BC-TMH).  She has worked in a variety of settings including therapeutic  group homes, municipal courts, and educational institutions.  Dr. LaSure-Bryant received her undergraduate degree from Rowan University in New Jersey.  She went on to pursue her Master of Education (MEd) in Agency and Community Counseling from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Finally, she earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Dr. LaSure-Bryant is also involved in community service initiatives and is a state-appointed board member.    

Registration Fees:

MCA Student/Retired       $25

          MCA Professional/Life         $50          

MCA Professional Non-Member   $60

Attendees may earn 3 Credit Hours; Zoom registration link will be shared with attendees before event. Registration will be closed 48 hours before event.  For registration questions, contact Cathie Eaton at 

MAMCD is a Division of The Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. The Maryland Counseling Association is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2021, and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC Credit are clearly identified. MCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maryland Counseling Association, Inc. uses all funds to support the mission, vision, purpose, and needs for counselors in the State of Maryland. Therefore, all registration fees are final and non-refundable.

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915 Russell Ave, Suite B Gaithersburg, MD 20879


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