Cultural Competence, Cultural Responsiveness, Cultural Humility: Are You Helping or Hurting Your Clients of Color?


One critical component that is often unrecognized when treating clients of color is the clients’ culture. Join us to assimilate and synthesize evidenced-based, theoretical, and experiential approaches in developing a stronger therapeutic relationship with your clients who may or may not look like you. This interactive workshop will explore pedagogical modalities to assist mental health professionals, teachers, medical personnel, and school counselors to provide culturally congruent treatment. Current events will be integrated into this training to consider how this can negatively disrupt the therapeutic alliance. Case studies will be applied, focusing on African American and Latino populations.



March 23, 2018


9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

# of CEU's:


Presenter Name:

Lorna London, PhD
Kiersten Kingsley, MA, QMHP

About the Presenter:

Lorna London, PhD
Dr. Lorna London, a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of South Carolina, is an assistant professor and assistant director of training at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Her activities include teaching, supervising and mentoring doctoral students in the Psy.D. program. She is also the faculty advisor of the Diversity Task Force and a member of the University Multicultural Committee. Dr. London is the director of Kids College: A Kaleidoscope of Cultures, which is a multicultural education program designed to promote positive cultural relationships among children and adolescents. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. London maintains a private practice in Naperville, where she provides individual and family psychotherapy to children, teenagers and adults. As a mother of 3, Dr. London relishes her free time participating in her children’s activities.

Kiersten Kingsley, MA, QMHP
Kiersten Kingsley is a psychotherapist at Family Counseling Service. After spending 25 years in Corporate America, Kiersten transitioned into the mental health field in 2014. Kiersten completed extensive training in Latino Mental Health and is passionate about providing support and guidance to other professionals to promote cultural competence and cultural responsiveness. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.