Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues and the Role of Counseling Centers
The Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues and the Role of Counseling Centers focuses on the unique multicultural issues facing college counseling centers. As we face the changing demographics and increasing complexity of the college population, it is essential that we develop services and communities that embrace these changes. This conference provides a forum to address the needs, concerns, and implications for counseling with culturally diverse students in the campus environment, with counseling broadly defined to include the wide range of services provided by counseling centers. The goal of the conference is to bring together practitioners, researchers, and students interested in the impact that cultural differences (including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social class, and disability) have on the practice of counseling. The intention is to devote a considerable amount of time to networking, sharing, and discussion of current problems. Papers, presentations, and panels which stimulate such activity are especially encouraged. As practitioners it is important that we take up the challenge to increase our multicultural competency, build bridges, and cross boundaries to meet on a common ground.