Topic: In Honor of Black History Month: A Panel Discussion on DiversityPresenters: Adele James, MA, Najjiyya Arnold &Dr. Makram SamaanDate: Friday, February 19, 2016Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PMLocation: Cedar Point Recovery 8950 Cal Center Drive Suite 165 Sacramento, CA 95826 (directions) (Suite Location Map)
Networking starts at 9:30 AM
This program will benefit MFT and LCSW licensees and pre licensees. Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded on site and to participants at completion of the course
As a child, Adele emigrated from Trinidad, West Indies to the U.S. She has known the challenges of leadership roles while negotiating between race, gender, and cultural borders. Adele has over 20 years experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sectors, having commissioned and/or facilitated grant programs totaling $176 million throughout California as a program officer for The Women’s Foundation of California, The California Endowment, and The San Francisco Foundation. She is also adjunct faculty to the University of San Francisco Nonprofit Masters Program. She is currently working on a book of photography and stories of undiscovered and indigenous artists in Trinidad & Tobago.Adele holds a M.A. from Stanford University in International Development Education, and a B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University.Najjiyya Arnold - created and became CEO of Profiles Unlimited, Educational Foundation, Training Institute (Profiles). The 20-year-old, not-for-profit (501(c)(3), Profile’s hallmark is its unwavering commitment to systemic change through the renegotiation of existing social models. The goal? A "leveling" of the proverbial "playing field" for our community members who historically encounter barriers to fully accessing and enjoying the richly varied opportunities our society has to offer. Diminishment of the impact that indicators such as mental health status, gender, racial or ethnic heritage, economic means, and other familiar "success indicators" has on one's ability to achieve success is without doubt a goal that we wholeheartedly embrace!Dr. Makram Samaan Retired Psychologist\Behaviorist who was privileged to be a student of B.F. Skinner. He immigrated from Egypt due to political and military conflict. After completing his master and doctorate degrees in the states. His career spans over 6 decades of teaching and providing skills training to a diverse population. He also taught at Cal State Sacramento.
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