NIU Counseling Symposium
March 2, 2018
8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Cultural Considerations for Counseling: An Update on Best Practices

The Northern Illinois University Counselor Education and Supervision program is excited to announce the inaugural Counseling Symposium. This one-day symposium will offer a chance to hear from members of NIU's counseling faculty - leaders in the field. Workshops will focus on best practices in counseling for all counselors who identify as clinical mental health counselors, school counselors or college counselors.

The symposium will be held in the Learning Center, Gabel Hall, 245 University Circle. View directions and maps

Culturally response topics include:

  • Trauma informed counseling
  • Play therapy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Immigrant and refugee children
  • Supervision through a multicultural lens
  • Group work


Rates include continental breakfast and lunch.

  • Early Bird $129 (now through January 31, 2018)
  • Regular $149
  • NIU Student $39

Register Today


Description Presenter(s)
Broaching Cultural Differences in Supervision: Ethical and Relational Implications Melissa Fickling, Ph.D
Cultural Considerations in Play Therapy Dana Isawi, Ph.D
Effective Counseling Skills for International, Immigrant, and Refugee Children Teresa Fisher, Ph.D 
Dana Isawi, Ph.D
Culturally Responsive Trauma-Informed Counseling Adam Carter, Ph.D.