Kalesha Jenkins

Kalesha Jenkins smiling in a gold shirt
Dr. Kalesha Jenkins

New England Clinical Mental Health Counseling teaching faculty Dr. Kalesha Jenkins, along with three colleagues, held a workshop at the 2022 All Ohio Counseling Conference in Columbus, Ohio. She and Dr. Tahani Dari of University of Detroit Mercy, Dr. Jenny Cureton of Kent State University, and Alicia Hall (LPCC-S) of Lifestance Health presented one of several  pre-conference workshops, entitled, “Trauma-Informed Care from a Multicultural Lens: Infusing Cultural Humility into Counseling Practice.” 

The presenters offered their workshop audience some insight into essential practices of resiliency-focused, culturally competent, and trauma-informed care (TIC) of clients or students through group activities, discussion of practical interventions, and the use of TIC resources. Along with these resources to focus on cultural competency, skill and professional development, and social justice and advocacy, presenters and workshoppers discussed the integration of core tenets of cultural humility into counseling practice within the TIC framework to promote client or student resilience and growth. 

This was one of over 100 educational workshops/sessions offered this year at the All Ohio Counselors Conference for Mental Health and School Counselors. Over 1,200 counseling professionals participated in this event, networking through the many in-depth learning opportunities offered.