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Annual Multicultural Research Symposium to be held

The College of Education Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology will hold the 13th Annual Multicultural Research Symposium from 4:30 to 8 p.m. April 21 in the O'Donnell Hall Lobby and Room 111.

The event is open to the public and will start with opening remarks by Eve Adams, training director of counseling psychology. Second-year counseling psychology doctoral students will then present their multicultural research. The six students will present on topics such as counselor and client spirituality, Latinos' attitudes about gender roles and health perceptions of medically-underserved patients.

"We hold the conference every year because the doctoral program in counseling psychology is known nationally for its multicultural competencies, and second-year students in the program are required to present and share their research," Adams said.

Keynote speaker Roger Worthington will present at 5:45 p.m. Worthington is an associate professor of educational, school and counseling psychology and the assistant deputy chancellor and chief diversity officer at the University of Missouri. He is a nationally-recognized scholar on issues of human diversity in counseling and education and has won numerous awards for service and teaching excellence.

Worthington's address is titled, "Counseling Psychologists as Diversity Change Agents in Higher Education." A catered reception and poster display of CEP students' research will follow.

The event is sponsored by the CEP department and also is funded in part by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Social Services and the NMSU Counseling Center.

For more information, contact Adams at (575) 646-1142 or eadams@nmsu.edu.