Are You Culturally Alert?
How to Effectively Counsel your African-American Client’s.

Presented by:
Tiy-E Muhammad, Ed.D., Christopher Bass, Ph.D.,
and Adrienne Harrison Berry, Ed.D.

Saturday May 4, 2019 | from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 

(6.5 Core CE’s – LPCs, LCSWs, & LMFTs)​

(LPCA CE Approval #8110-19)


Clark Atlanta University

Clement Hall | Atlanta, GA 30314

Workshop Description:

The program is designed to enlighten the therapist on the grounds of being Culturally Alert. Culturally Alert counseling is defined as a consistent readiness to identify the cultural dimensions of clients’ and counselors’ lives and to integrate culture into counseling work. The program is designed to cover the following: (1) Understanding the socially constructed worldviews of the African-American culture (2) Why are Spirituality and religion highly important and integral to most African-Americans. (3) The family is often broadly defined as extended networks of family members and friends. (4) Communication is often expressive, highly animated, and creative. (5) Vernacular English or Black English is a means of bonding with other African Americans. (6) Discrimination is a societal reality for many African Americans. (7) Body language says more than the verbal.


Learning Objectives:

  • Recognizing and addressing microaggression in therapy (how is the Counselor/Client Relationship impacted by Cultural Alertness)
  • Increase understanding of the socially constructed world-views in the African-American Community
  • How to recognize and respond to external biases relating to the African-American culture in therapy

About Your Presenters:

Dr. Tiy-E Muhammad, founder of OneLove Counseling Services and Author of 5-books.

Dr. Muhammad is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS), author, mentor, and speaker, who has spent years giving advice on radio & tv, online, in the classroom and in person. The Marathoner and 25 year Vegan takes a “tell-it-like-it is” and holistic approach to counseling that has earned him features on shows like Rikki Lake, Real Housewives of Atlanta, and MTV’s “Made” and most recently on TLC’s 90-Day Fiancé. He is also a featured contributor on and is the creator/ host of the weekly Facebook live show and podcast “Sex, Love and the Misunderstanding,” aka “S.L.A.M.”  Dr. Muhammad has taught psychology courses at Clark Atlanta, Morris Brown, and Georgia State University. Dr. Muhammad’s philosophy is “You can’t heal what you don’t reveal.” His life is dedicated to fulfilling his Godly purpose; which is to help people achieve inner peace, love, and Godly health.

Dr. Christopher Bass, Professor, Author, and Mental Health Consultant

Dr. Christopher K. Bass is originally from Washington D.C., a place that he credits with influencing him and his ideas related to ethnocentric research and study. While his clinical and research area of focus center on crimes involving sex and aggression, he has also worked with a number of other clinically recognized mental disorders. Clinically he has served in a variety of posts including; Clinical Director at an Residential treatment facility for adjudicated late adolescent males, Psychologist for the City of Atlanta and Senior Psychological Partner at The Bass Medical and Psychological Consultants firm LLC. His work with Police Departments and other service agencies around the country has provided him with the platform to lecture and speak on cultural considerations in traditional fit-for-duty evaluations, psychological variables related to police and community interaction, adjudicated youth involvement in the judicial system, recidivism and alternative approaches for family reintegration and serial offender profiling. He has held faculty appointments on the campuses of Hampton University, University of Georgia, Walden University, Oglethorpe University, Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University.

Dr. Adrienne Harrison Berry, founder of ChangeMakers, LLC.

Dr. Adrienne is a Licensed Professional Counselor and owner of ChangeMakers, LLC and A Change For ALL2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Adrienne’s psychotherapeutic areas of expertise include: individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, stress management, depression, substance dependency, loss of employment, grief/loss, anger management, life change coaching, relationship & communication, pre-marital counseling, divorce recovery, parenting skills, adolescent development, state funded Independent Living Programs, and Employment Assistant Programs. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Adrienne served as the Director of Operations for an all-male child caring institution, a consultant as a Project Director for a statewide Alcohol Abuse Prevention Initiative, and as a Clinical Director and Utilization Manager for a CORE agency that provided community-based therapeutic support and services over the past several years.

To register for this workshop, please follow this link to our website:

This course is approved by the LPCA for 6 Ethics hours for all disciplines licensed under the GA Composite Board.

Registration begins at 8:30am; class begins at 9am and ends at 4:00pm. There will be a 60-minute lunch break.

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Please ensure your checkout information includes your name, as you would like it to appear on your certificate and email address. We do not offer refunds for CE events at this time.