FIU’s counselor education program and CSI Delta Iota chapter recently hosted the inaugural Florida CSI statewide event, “Rolling Up Our Sleeves: Counselors’ Response to Community Crisis.”
With all the tragedy that has taken place in recent months and years, the topic simply seemed appropriate, said Dr. Logan-McKibben, the event’s organizer.
“We wanted to create a unique opportunity for people to learn from individuals’ firsthand experiences of responding to community crisis, whether it be due to a natural disaster, school violence or other form of crisis.”Dr. Logan-McKibben
Professors, counseling practitioners and counselors-in-training gathered for an opening speaker, panel and poster sessions, and an overview of Disaster Mental Health services and volunteer infrastructure of the American Red Cross. More than 50 attendees from across the state including members of other CSI chapters at Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Florida and University of Central Florida.
Additionally, Dr. Logan-McKibben was awarded a “CSI Statewide Event” grant to help support this inaugural conference for the state of Florida.
Dr. Sandra Logan-McKibben contributed to this article.