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Social Determinants of Health: Intersecting Factors in Ethical Service Delivery (Morning)

May 2, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am



Using an ethics lens, this training will examine school, community, and treatment considerations for serving culturally diverse individuals who have historically been marginalized because of intersecting identities such as race, gender expression, affectional orientation, immigrant status, and others. Research shows that culturally marginalized populations suffer disproportionally from a range of psychosocial disparities and stressors that affect their engagement with school, treatment, and community-based organizations. The range of disparities can include physical and emotional health, housing, finances, education, and others. This workshop will be helpful for professionals to understand the impact of these stressors and work more effectively and ethically with these realities.

Learning objectives

  1. Clarify implicit bias and its impact.
  2. Review Social Determinants of Health.
  3. Analyze key factors in intersecting identity stress injury & trauma.
  4. Consider ways to incorporate these factors when developing interventions for effectively and ethically working with diverse individuals.

About the presenter

Dr. Sonja Sutherland

Dr. Sonja Sutherland, Ph.D., LPC, BC-TMH, ACS, is a Professor of Counseling at Walden University. She is also the Chief Diversity Consultant to the President of Richmont Graduate University. Dr. Sutherland taught at Richmont as an Associate Professor, the Dean of Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation, and was the Inaugural Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  In the mental health field since 1998, Dr. Sutherland has provided therapeutic services in private practice, psychiatric residential, in-home, and outpatient mental health settings, for adolescents and adults, through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. She has specialized in working with adolescents, couples, and families for the last 22 years. For more information on Dr. Sutherland, visit https://drsonjasutherland.com/about/


$75 (Includes registration fee, 3 ethics CEUs and light refreshments)

Continuing Education

Clinicians who complete this training will receive 3 ethics CEUs (for psychologists, social workers and counselors)

Questions: Contact Alicia Sisk




May 2, 2023
8:00 am - 11:30 am


Salvation Army Kroc Center
900 W. Western Ave.
South Bend, IN 46601 United States
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