Critical Race Theory and Its Implications for Career Interventions

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Webinar Description. Critical Race Theory has become a buzzword and highly politicized. The teaching of CRT has been attacked and banned in P12 settings. Many people do not understand what CRT is and what it means. This in turn creates more confusion, misunderstanding, and turmoil. Career counselors and coaches need to understand the impact of CRT on their practice with students and clients.

The purpose of this workshop is to explain CRT’s origins, what CRT is, how it relates to government structures, where it is taught, how is relates to Career Counseling and Coaching.

Learning Objectives

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the history of CRT
  • Understand what CRT is and what it is not
  • Understand how it impacts the counseling profession in general
  • Understand how it impacts career counseling and coaching

Presenter: Dr. David Ford, LCMHC (NC), LPC (VA, NJ), NCC, ACS

David Julius Ford, Jr. holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from Wake Forest University. In May 2014, he earned his Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Old Dominion University. Dr. Ford is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Virginia and New Jersey. He is a Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Dr. Ford taught for four years at James Madison University and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Professional Counseling at Monmouth University and is the Immediate Past-President of the New Jersey Counseling Association.

Dr. Ford’s professional interests are Black Greek life; multicultural issues; college students; Black men in higher education; career counseling; addictions counseling; supervision; group work; qualitative research; queer and trans BIPOC; Intersectionality; and persons living with HIV/AIDS. He has experience as an instructor for undergraduate human services courses and has taught graduate courses in counseling skills, multicultural counseling, career counseling, testing and assessment, clinical mental health counseling, addictions counseling, practicum supervision, lifespan development, and group counseling. He has also taught a doctoral-level dissertation course and a doctoral-level course in grant-writing and program evaluation and advanced theories. He is one of 24 inaugural fellows of the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program. He is the 2020 recipient of the AMCD Samuel H. Johnson Distinguished Service Award and the 2020 ACES Outstanding Counselor Education and Supervision Article Award.