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029 | Race, Justice, and Diversity: Using Emotional Intelligence, Relational Wisdom, and Worldview Assessment to Improve Practice

Preconference Workshops


David King, D.S.W., M.A., M.S.W., and James Long, Th.D.



Approved For CE

Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




Psychologists, other licensed mental health professionals, and medical professionals face significant challenges in responding effectively to issues of race, justice, and diversity in the context of increasing political polarization while seeking to support and empower clients who are ethnic minorities. In this workshop, participants will learn how principles of Emotional Intelligence (Currie & Currie, 2022; Herland, 2022; Matthews, 2022) and Relational Wisdom (Sande, 2004) can be used to effectively work with clients and issues in areas of race, justice, and diversity. In addition, participants will learn about the importance of understanding and assessing client worldviews when engaging clients in areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) to improve cultural humility and identify opportunities for reconciliation and understanding (Bouma, Halafoff & Barton, 2022; Chege et al., 2022; Van Tongeren et al., 2020). Finally, Christian mental health and medical professionals will learn a framework based on biblical principles for supporting the integration of emotional intelligence and worldview assessment in practice. 

Learning Objectives

Apply emotional intelligence and relational wisdom techniques for engaging clients in areas of DEI 
Utilize worldview assessment questions and techniques to include in clinical assessment when engaging clients in areas of DEI 
Assist psychologists, licensed mental health professionals, and medical professionals in developing a personal plan to engage with others using the proposed Dwelling in Grace and Truth model