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June 7 to 8, 2011
 

6th Critical Multicultural Counselling & Psychotherapy Conference

Day 1: Metissage, Mestizaje, Mixed "Race", and Beyond

Day 2: Race, Culture, and Mental Health

 

Abstracts & Presenter Biographies | Conference Programme

  | Conference Themes  | Registration  | Accommodation & Travel | Sponsors

View the Conference Pictures (pdf file)

   


Five Keynote Presentations

 Race and Culture Issues in Mental Health and Some Thoughts on Ethnic Identity

Suman Fernando

Recipient of the 2011 OISE/University of Toronto Lifetime Achievement Award  in Multicultural and Diversity Counselling

  University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

Biography and Abstract (pdf)
View the PowerPoint Presentation (ppt)
Additional References on Identity (doc)
Additional References on Race and Culture (doc)

 
Contemporary Multiple Heritage Couples, Individuals, and Families: A Generation with Diverse Views and Varied Experiences 

Mark Kenney, Chestnut Hill College, USA

and

Kelley Kenney, Kutztown University, USA

Biography and Abstract (pdf)

To Be Indivisibly Indigenous: the Choices of Mixed-Blood Native People

Bonita Lawrence, York University
Toronto, Ontario

Biography and Abstract (pdf)

 

 
Homogamy Outlaws? Interracial Couples' Dominant and Subordinate Discourses in Response to Racism and Partner Differences

Kyle D. Killian, York University
  Toronto, Ontario

Biography and Abstract (pdf)

  


Negotiating Mixedness in the Danish Context of 'Homogeneity':  
Intermarried Couples, Children of Mixed Parentage & Psychosocial Well Being

Rashmi Singla, Roskilde University,
Denmark

Biography and Abstract (pdf)

 

Conference Programme

Click here for a schedule of conference presentations.

Click here for a complete list of conference abstracts.

Click here for a complete list of presenter biographies.

 

 

Conference Themes

1) Mixed "race"/multiracial identities and their development: current research (trends, methodological issues, etc.) and suggestions for future research

2) Intersection of mixed "race" and other socially constructed identities (class, gender, sexual orientation, etc.)

3) Counselling practice with interracial couples: current research; clinical issues; therapeutic issues surrounding counsellor attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and skill sets; current counselling practice; suggestions for future research and practice.

4) Counselling practice with mixed "race"/multiracial individuals (including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly): current research; clinical issues; therapeutic issues surrounding counsellor attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and skill sets; current counselling practice; suggestions for future research and practice.

5) Counselling practice with mixed "race" families (including extended families of interracial couples and families that adopt transracially): current research; clinical issues; therapeutic issues surrounding counsellor attitudes, beliefs, knowledge, and skill sets; current counselling practice; suggestions for future research and practice.

6) Race, culture, ethnicity, and mental health: current research; clinical issues; systemic issues; suggestions for future research and practice.

 

 

Registration


$125 professionals
$75 students

Registration fee includes two lunches and coffee/tea refreshments.  A refund of 80% the registration fee is available until May 20, 2011.

Registration Form (PDF)

 

 

Accommodation & Travel

If you are travelling from another province or country and need accomodation, we would like to kindly suggest that you make reservations at the Holiday Inn, 5 minutes walking distance from OISE (where the conference is taking place). They have a special rate ($129 CAD/night) for guests that are attending an event at the University of Toronto. Please book your room as soon as possible as rooms are limited:

Holiday Inn 280 BLOOR STREET WEST


Other Accommodations

Madison Boutique Hotel:  20 Madison Avenue.
Victoria College University of Toronto

For those travelling with a visa, please contact us if you need a formal letter of invitation from our department. 

  

Sponsored by:

 

Counselling Psychology, OISE

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

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