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September 20-21, 2007

Reed College
Portland, Oregon



 8:30 AM     Breakfast

 9:00 AM     Welcome

Colin Diver, President of Reed College
Lisa Moore, Assistant Dean, Multicultural Affairs, Reed College

                   Kidan Kassahun, Coordinator of the Consortium on High Achievement and Success

9:30 AM     Keynote presentation: Counseling the Culturally Diverse by Dr. Charles R. Martinez, Jr., Clinical Psychologist and Interim Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity at the University of Oregon
Since 1999 Martinez has directed the Oregon Prevention Research Center's Latino Research Team (LRT) in collaboration with partners from Centro LatinoAmericano, and the local Latino community. One of the main functions of the LRT is to provide cross cultural methodological consultation to OSLC and other prevention researchers. He has extensive experience providing clinical and prevention services to diverse populations. He has published numerous methodological and substantive papers related to general cultural issues in prevention and preventative intervention effects for families coping with difficult life circumstances. Dr. Martinez received a B.A. from Pitzer College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology.

10:45 AM   Coffee Break

11:00 AM   Panel for presentation of cases highlighting success and challenges in cross-cultural counseling and outreach
Panelists are team members from Reed, Vassar and Williams Colleges   

12:00 PM   LUNCH

1:00 PM    Breakout groups each discuss one case, and prepare recommendations for both the counseling
                   session(s) and involvement of collaborating offices

1:45 PM     Recommendations offered to the larger group

3:00 PM   Black and Latino Males: Discussions on outreach to and service for under-represented student groups
Facilitated by Larry Cerecedes, Psychological Counselor, Vassar College

4:30 PM     A Best Practice in Data Collection and Assessment
Presented by Craig Piers, Staff Psychologist, Williams College


5:00 PM     Reception

6:00 PM     Independent Dining in Portland



8:30 AM     Breakfast


9:00 AM     Panel on best practices in interoffice collaboration and related challenges, including confidentiality
Facilitated by:
Michael Brody
, Director of Health and Counseling Services,
Lisa Moore
, Assistant Dean, Multicultural Affairs, Peer Mentor Program
and Sarah Parshley, Associate Dean of Students,
all of Reed College.

9:45 AM     Breakout groups by office, discuss challenges to and successes in
                   collaboration with other two offices

10:45 AM   Coffee Break

11:00 AM   Reconvene to discuss challenges to interoffice collaboration in larger group

12:00 PM    LUNCH

1:00 PM      Presentation on institutional change, and interoffice collaboration

by Dr.Suraiya Baluch, Director of SHARE at Princeton University.
Prior to her appointment as director of Princeton's Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources and Education (SHARE)
office, Ms. Baluch was affiliated with the counseling center at Barnard College, as a staff psychologist, and was named associate director in February 2004. She also served as a clinical supervisor for Columbia and Barnard's Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center and as an adviser to Columbia's Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program. Suraiya holds bachelor's degrees in psychology and religion from Rutgers University, a master's degree in psychological counseling from Columbia and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Fordham University.             

2:00 PM     Breakout groups by college, discuss effective collaboration in serving the needs of underrepresented students.  How can current patterns of communication or lack of communication be changed to achieve effective collaboration?

3:30 PM     Reconvene to share strategies developed by college teams

5:00 PM     Dinner in observance of Jewish tradition, Kosher meal available
Yom Kippur services will be observed at a synagogue in downtown Portland.



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