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From Ally to Accomplice: A Counseling Perspective

  • August 26, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar


  • Registrant is a CURRENT FCA member. Please note, if your membership has lapsed, the registration system will not allow you to register for this FREE webinar. You can register as a non-member or better yet, renew your membership and then register for this and other FREE webinars as a FCA member. Thank you.
  • Registrant is not a current member of FCA. Please note, you will have an opportunity during this registration process to JOIN or RENEW your membership. PAYMENT IS DUE WITHIN 15 MINUTES OF YOUR REGISTRATION, otherwise, your registration will be cancelled. BUT you can re-register again and pay at that time.



Wednesday, August 26, 2020

12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Eastern Standard Time (EST)

1.5 CE Hours Approved [Florida Board and NBCC]

Program Description:

Privileged individuals who support disenfranchised individuals have been referred to as “allies.” At this time, the range of what comprises ally-ship, as well as who can designate an individual as an ally, has become somewhat muddled. Individuals who express dissatisfaction with the status quo may consider themselves allies, while others may invest significant sums of money, or risk life and limb to effectuate needed progress. This panel proposes that counselors-in-training, counselors, and counselor educators and supervisors adopt terminology that recognizes the greater level of commitment by privileged individuals who take direct action to protect the disenfranchised and to eliminate the injustices and resultant disparities experienced by minority groups in the United States of America. The panel members are passionate about this topic, represent a full range of socio-cultural identities, and reflect views of counselors-in-training, counselors, and counselor educators/supervisors. Come ready for an invigorating discussion that is anchored by the objectives, and be prepared to be inspired.


  1. Participants will leave with an understanding of the differences between allyship and accompliceship as it relates to the field of counseling.
  2. Participants will leave with an understanding of the power of collaboration amongst different identities as counselors, counselor supervisors, and counselor trainees engage in accompliceship collectively.
  3. Participants will leave with actionable takeaways that embodies the spirit of accompliceship in counseling.

Presented by:
Panelists include:  Lotes Nelson, Ph.D., LCMHC, ACS, NCC; Marsha "MJ" Milan-Nichols, Ph.D., Shuo Yuan, CMHC Graduate Student; and Derrick Whiteman, Youth Pastor. 

Moderator:  David Julius Ford, Jr., Ph.D., LCMHC (NC), LPC (VA, NJ), NCC, ACS

Registration is FREE to FCA Members and only $10 for non-members (payment is expected at the time of registration and can be made via credit card).  Please note, the ZOOM information will be sent to registrants on the afternoon of August 25 and again on the morning of August 26, 2020.  

Continued Education Clock Hours (1.5) Available:

The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling has approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#50-15249 and National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, Suite A36, Orlando, FL 32806-4474.  Please note, certificates will be issued within 30 days of the conclusion of this webinar.

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