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This presentation will focus on advances in culturally responsive clinical supervision. Fundamental concepts and definitions in cultural responsiveness more broadly such as privilege, oppression, and intersectionality, as well as common points of misunderstanding, will be reviewed. Multicultural Orientation and structural approaches will be briefly introduced as they apply to clinical supervision, and the research on culturally responsive clinical supervision will be discussed.
Melanie Wilcox, Ph.D., ABPP
Dr. Melanie Wilcox is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, Institute of Public and Preventive Health, and Department of Psychiatry at Augusta University. She is also a licensed psychologist and board certified in counseling psychology and works part-time in private practice providing both therapy and assessment via telehealth. Her clinical areas of expertise include culturally responsive and trauma-informed care as well as substance abuse and addiction. Her research focuses on culturally response and antiracist psychotherapy and training, racial and socioeconomic inequity in higher education, and racial and social justice more broadly. She is in her final year as a member of the American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs, which she chaired in 2020, and is currently President Elect-Elect of APA Division 17, the Society of Counseling Psychology.