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31 July 2013
Seminar SisterScholars-in-Training

SisterScholars-in-Training:  A Support Group for African American Students to Promote Academic and Personal Development of Women Students

DATE:              31 July 2013

TIME:1.00 - 2.00 pm

VENUE:                  School of Public Health, Room 1C

This interactive program highlights the presenter's experiences leading personal growth groups for African American female college students. The presenter will discuss positive outcomes, challenges experienced, and process lessons learned regarding group planning, implementation, and research data collection designed to promote academic and personal development of female college students.

Angela D. Coker, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is an associate professor of Counseling and Family Therapy, at the University of Missouri - St. Louis (USA). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri and a National Certified Counselor in the US. Areas of expertise include multicultural counseling, women's issues, group work, and the internationalization of counseling.   She is a Fulbright-Hays scholar who has conducted multicultural research in Brazil.  She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and co-author of Experiential Activities for Teaching Multicultural Competence in Counseling, a book that highlights teaching resources counselor educators can use to promote cultural competencies. Dr. Coker has won several teaching awards including the Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.   Currently she serves as a visiting scholar and sabbaticant in the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Botswana where she is examining how culture impacts the practice of counseling in African communities.

A light lunch will be served.

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