Starting Point: The Importance of Being Culturally Attuned With Children and Families, Tuesday, 11-26-19 (Live Webinar)

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Starting Point: The Importance of Being Culturally Attuned With Children and Families

This webinar is live, real-time and interactive, granting the same credit as in-person attendance for New York participants (2 CE Contact Hours), and Category 1 CEUs for Maryland Participants (2 Category I CEU’s). 

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Presenter: Sabra Starnes, LICSW,LCSW-C, M.ED, RPT-S

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

8:00PM – 10:00PM EST

Live Webinar



Being a culturally attuned therapist is vital to understanding clients’ ecosystem and their place within it. Sabra Starnes, LICSW,LCSW-C, M.ED, RPT-S will explore awareness skills and knowledge acquired and applied through expressive therapy and play therapy interventions. Participants will examine how Exosystemic Theory can be used to guide the treatment of clients across many cultural backgrounds, stages in the development of intercultural sensitivity, as well as the application of expressive arts in the play therapy setting with clients.
Sabra D. Starnes is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland and Washington, DC. She has worked as a clinical social worker in the Washington, DC area, for over 20 years in various settings, hospitals, adoption agencies, schools, daycares, outpatient clinics and inpatient treatment centers.
Sabra has a Masters in Social Work from Catholic University and a Master’s in Education from American University. She has her certification in Life Crisis Skills, Sand Tray, Play Therapy, Trauma, Loss and Grief. She is a Parenting the Love and Logic Way expert. She specializes in adoption, foster care, parenting issues and skills. She is very knowledgeable on support resources in the DMV, and often provides guidance to those needing immediate support. As a lifelong learner, she enjoys attending trainings, workshops and self-guided learning on new skills and techniques to enhance her clinical work with children, adults, families and couples.
Sabra is the owner and psychotherapist of Next Place Therapy, a small private practice, with offices in Maryland and Washington, D.C. She has owned her own business since 2001. They provide individual group and family therapy to children, couples and families. They also offer monthly parenting workshops and support groups to parents on such topics as balancing parenting and life, how to communicate and listen effectively to your children, helping young adults launch into the world, safety and the internet, understanding mental illness, loss and grief, and divorce. She has done workshops for children, families and adults on diversity, LGBTQ, growth and development, drug and alcohol prevention, warning signs of depression and other mental illness. Sabra supervises and trains mental health professionals on areas of child social emotional development, adoption and foster care, navigating the school system, and helping parents understand their child’s IEP or 504.
Sabra is an active member in her community. She is instrumental in providing support on pressing issues in our community today. She is very passionate about working with youths and families at risk. She provides pro bono counseling to those who are unable to pay for therapy through the Pro Bono Counseling Project. She has served on various boards in the community.
In her personal life, Sabra is an adoptive mother of two sons, a wife, new grandma and someone who loves to live life to the fullest by traveling, spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys swimming, bike riding, hiking, yoga and meditating.

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