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  • Class 1 - The Bully in the Workplace! Emotional and Ethical Implications
    October 17, 2017
    10:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Class 2 - Believe it or Not! Developing Religious Competency in Mental Health Treatment
    October 17, 2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

bullying- religious diversity

Workplace Bullying, Religious Diversity,

Ethics and Cultural Competence Seminar!

October 17, 2017

Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)

810 1st Street NE, 8th Floor, Room 806 A-B

Washington, D.C. 20002 Symbol to indicate that the branch meets accessibility standards

(Accessible by Metro Red line, Union Station, 1st Street Exit)

This One Day Seminar includes two excellent classes, a total of 6 CEUs. Refreshments are served throughout the day. The cost of the full day is $99. You may attend an individual class for $59.



Class 1 – 10:15am-1:15pm (3 CEUs)

The Bully in the Workplace! Emotional and Ethical Implications

According to Dr. Ruth Namie of the Workplace Bullying Institute (WBI), “Work Shouldn’t Hurt”! Work should be a place where excellence and productivity are expected, but managers should not create or encourage hostile work environments that cause psychological harm to employees. However, the reality is that one in ten professionals will experience workplace bullying or abuse in their career (Workplace Bullying Institute, 2014).

This interactive training will help mental health participants understand the characteristics of workplace bullying. The legal, ethical and health implications of workplace bullying will be explored. Through videos and interactive discussions, participants will identify the characteristics of workplace bullying. Mental health professionals will learn how to differentiate between workplace bulling and a negative work environment.

Participants will learn various ways to help victims of workplace bullying in the counseling setting as well as how to assist organizations in handling this problem. (Trainer: Deidra A. Sorrell, Ed.D., NCC, LPC, LCPC, ACS)


Class 2 – 2:00pm – 5:00pm (3 CEUs)

Believe it or Not! Developing Religious Competency in Mental Health Treatment

What do you do when a devoutly spiritual client comes to you, wants to include their spirituality in their treatment and you are not very familiar with their religion? Have you ever felt confused as to whether or not a client’s religion or spirituality was hurting them or helping them? Multicultural competency in the mental health professions includes knowledge of religious diversity. “Spirituality continues to be a salient aspect of human psychological functioning…” (Peidmont, 2004). Learning the basics of many religions and some foundational cross-cultural concepts and principles can equip you toward a more thorough religious competency.

This interactive training will help participants understand the basic teachings and practices of major world religions. Participants will learn how to address a client’s religion and spirituality, if and when to incorporate it into treatment, and some common issues pertinent to treating clients from different religions. (Trainer Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)


1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, District of Columbia, 20020, United States



Situated  on well-manicured grounds in Southeast Washington, DC, the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC)  offers free parking on well-lit grounds. There is additional street parking as well.


Traveling by bus, take the W2 or W3 and be dropped off right in front of THEARC. Bus 94 will let riders off at Savannah and 19th Street for a short walk down the hill to THEARC. Bus 32 will drop riders off on Southern Avenue, just 0.35 miles from THEARC.


Metro riders travel to the Southern Avenue Station on the Green Line and walk 0.35 miles to THEARC.

Refreshments (healthy and not-so healthy) served at all trainings.