Social Justice in College Counseling 2017 (formerly known as College Counseling In A Multicultural World Conference)

Social Justice Conference 2017Full Conference - “Social Justice in College Counseling 2017: Ethical Implications of Racial Disparity and Our Role
May 18 8:45am - 4:30pm & May 19, 8:45am - 4:30pm (12 hours: includes 3-hour ethics portion)

Ethics Portion - “Practice, Supervision, and Ethical Considerations for Providers: Addressing Racial Trauma with Clients of Color” 
May 19, 8:45am - 11:45am (3 hours-CE's)

Registration: 8:00am - 8:45am 

Registration Fees:

Full Conference: (12 hours: includes 3-hour ethics portion): Early Bird ($139);  Regular ($165);  On-site ($190). This conference will fulfill the 3 CEUs diversity training for Texas psychologists. Breakfast and Lunch are provided. 

3-Hours Ethics Portion Only:  Early Bird ($39);  Regular ($55):  On-site ($70).

Payment must be received by April 21 for early bird. 

Group Discount: Groups of three or more registering together receive a 20% discount (this discount is not available to students).
Please subtract 20% from early bird, regular, or on-site fees.

Student Discount:  For currently enrolled students (please bring your student ID).

No refunds after May 5, 2017.

Parking: You will need to register for a pre-paid visitor permit at the website in the link below. You will have to make an account to get parking for the conference. Click here for parking.

Food Accommodations: If you need vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free options please email so we can make arrangements for you.


Online registration is now closed. Registration available onsite only.

Learning Objectives

  • How Black Lives Matter Awakened My Inner Activist-Scholar - Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.

    • Identify origins of Black Lives Matter movement and several examples of police shootings

    • Discuss the psychological impact of police shootings on African Americans and people of color

    • Develop a plan of public writing and community engagement as a form of activism

  • Mixtures and Compounds: Navigating the Intersectionality of Our Diverse Identities - Jeanette Madkins, PhD, ABPP

    • Identify the various identities of self that impact our perceptions, worldview, and connections.

    • Increase insight regarding how these various identities intersect and influence our responses

    • Identify key components of creating safe spaces for introspection and dialogue regarding diverse identities

    • Expand personal capacity for social justice advocacy

  • Addressing Racial Trauma with Clients of Color: Practice, Supervision and Ethical Considerations for Providers – Carlton E. Green, Ph.D.

    • Define racial trauma and identify related symptoms

    • Describe types of race-related responses to racial trauma and violence

    • Delineate counseling strategies and ethical implications for addressing clients’ racial trauma responses

  • Facilitated Dialogue Circles - Nancy Hutchins, Ph.D.

    • Hone dialogue skill sets via an experiential dialogue circle

    • Reflect on conference themes, materials, and key points

    • Share perspectives and hear other perspectives on conference topics to

      • Better understand framing

      • Explore mental models

About the Presenters

Dr. Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Cokley, Ph.D.

Kevin Cokley, Ph.D. is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas-Austin. He is also Director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis, and past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Black Psychology.  Dr. Cokley’s research and teaching can be broadly categorized in the area of African American psychology.

He was elected to Fellow status in the American Psychological Association for his contributions to ethnic minority psychology and counseling psychology. He is author of the 2014 book “The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism” that challenges the notion that African American students are anti-intellectual. He has written several Op-Eds in major media outlets including the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Dallas Morning News, Austin American Statesman, The American Prospect, The Huffington Post, and The Grio on topics such as Blacks’ rational mistrust of police, the aftermath of Ferguson, race and policing, and the psychological impact of Obama’s presidency on African Americans. He has been interviewed on Fox 7 and TWC News to discuss reducing police violence and moving forward after police shootings. He has spoken at an APA Black Lives Matter march as well as the “My Black UT Matters” student vigil to reflect on the psychological impact of police shootings. Dr. Cokley is an African American man from North Carolina who lives in Austin, TX. He loves spending time with his wife and kids.

Dr. Jeanette Madkins, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Jeanette Madkins, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Jeanette Madkins is the Training Director and Assistant Director at the Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service in College Station, Texas, and she is licensed and board certified in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Madkins specializes in experiential trainings focused on diversity and difference, and has facilitated experiential training seminars for meetings of the Brazos Valley Psychological Association, the Texas University and Counseling Center Directors Association, the Texas Counseling Center Psychology Intern Conference, and the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. In addition to her work at TAMU as a Training Director and psychologist, Dr. Madkins has over 15 years of counseling experience, and has worked with adults and couples in a variety of settings, including community health clinics, university counseling centers, and forensic settings. She has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member in the APA accredited Counseling Psychology program at Texas A&M University, and has over 10 years of experience supervising counseling psychology trainees and early career psychologists. Dr. Madkins is President of the American Academy of Counseling Psychology as well as the Early Career Liaison for the American Board of Counseling Psychology.

Dr. Carlton E. Green, Ph.D.

Dr. Carlton E. Green, Ph.D.

Dr. Carlton E. Green earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, as well as dual Masters degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Ministry, from Boston College. At BC, he was an active member of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, where he was engaged in scholarship and consultation pertaining to race and culture, supervision, and trauma. Dr. Green’s dedication to diversity and inclusion facilitated his appointment as the Multicultural Post-doctoral Fellow in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston, the second most racially and ethnically diverse institution in the country.

Dr. Green is currently a staff psychologist in his 4th year at the University of Maryland Counseling Center. Carlton is also a member of the historic Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. There, he serves in the AGAPE Mental Health Ministry, which provides mental health counseling, outreach, and referrals to church members. Dr. Green is an active member in the Society of Counseling Psychology, and he also serves as the co-chair of the Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity for Division 44.  Recently, Carlton was awarded the 2016 Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award at the University of Maryland. Additionally, he received the 2016 Diversity Mentorship Scholarship from the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). The scholarship program aims to increase diversity among counseling center training directors and to enhance the ACCTA's members’ knowledge about diversity issues. In January 2017, Carlton was invited to be a panelist for the 10th anniversary National Multicultural Conference and Summit keynote address, "Looking Forward to the Future of Multicultural Psychology: A Conversation with Early Career Psychologists."

Dr. Nancy Hutchins, Ph.D.

Dr. Nancy Hutchins, Ph.D.Dr. Nancy Hutchins has worked at The Center for Change and Conflict Resolution (CCCR) since 2014. Nancy consults and facilitates workshops in the areas of effective communication, conflict management, difficult/critical dialogues, mediation, and workplace climate.  Dr. Hutchins works both in higher education and K-12 education. Nancy worked as an educator in public schools with a focus on behavior intervention, positive behavior support, classroom management and discipline, strategic conflict engagement, and inclusion.  Nancy has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University, works at the University as an Assistant Director for the Office of Organization Development and Diversity Initiatives, and teaches a course on conflict management and dialogue from a social justice perspective in the College of Education and Human Development.


Conference Location and Accommodations:

Conference Location: The conference will be held at TAMU Memorial Student Center, Conference Room 2406, College Station, Texas, 77843. 

Lodging: Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  The conference committee recommends the following hotel. This hotel offers free Easterwood Airport/ conference site shuttles for hotel users by pre-arranged reservation: Hyatt Place - College Station (1-888-591-1234).  Additional hotel options can be found at the Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau web site.

Past Conference Foci and Presenters:

Womens Issues in College Counseling- Dr. Carmen Cruz, Psy.D. Dr. Ellen Greenwald, PhD
Counseling Male Students- William Ming Liu,Ph.D. Jonathan Schwartz, Ph.D.
Hispanic Students - Melba Vasquez, Ph.D. Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D. Patricia Arredondo, Ph.D.
African American Students - Thomas Parham, Ph.D. Joe Feagin, Ph.D.
Asian Students - Alvin Alvarez, Ph.D. Karen Suyemoto, Ph.D. Stanley Sue, Ph.D.
GLBT Students - Ruperto M. (Toti) Perez, Ph.D. Laura S. Brown, Ph.D.
International Students - Paul B. Pedersen, Ph.D. Nancy Arthur, Ph.D.
Spirituality - Mary A. Fukuyama, Ph.D.
Asperger’s Syndrome - Jane Thierfeld Brown, Ed.D. Lorraine Wolf, Ph.D.
Multiracial College Students - Kelley Kenney, PhD., Mr. Mark Kenney
Returning Veteran Students - John Mundt, Ph.D.
Undocumented College Students - Joseph M. Cervantes, Ph.D
South Asian Students - Farah A. Ibrahim, Ph.D.

CEU Accreditation Statement:

Contact your licensing board to determine acceptability of continuing education credits. Texas A&M University has approved this educational activity for a maximum of twelve (12) credits, including three hours of ethics for LPCs, Social Workers, and Psychologists in Texas.


If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodations for the conference, please contact us at or 979.845.4427 within a reasonable and sufficient time so that accommodations may be arranged. The Student Counseling Service will make every effort to accommodate your needs.