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Cultural Challenges for Christian Counselors by Maria Bush, LPC-MHSP. In Person Only

September 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

$10.00 – $15.00

Maria Bush, LPC-MHSP, is a licensed therapist, serving in the mental health field for over 16 years. Maria has served her community in various social service roles that include: Emergency Psychiatric Services, Substance Abuse, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. She is the former Assistant Director for the Office of Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She is the owner of Kindness Connects Us Therapy Services, established June 2015 and Worthy-ish LLC. Everyday she helps youth and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, and anger that impacts their ability to make decisions, low self-esteem, substance abuse, physical pain, and troubled relationships.

Maria earned her undergraduate degree from Fisk University and graduate degree from Argosy University in Nashville, TN. She has additional certifications in working with individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and mood disorders, training clinicians across the state of Tennessee in emergency involuntary psychiatric services, advanced training for counseling adults who’ve experienced various types of abuse, and Approved Tennessee and Missouri Licensure Supervisor.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the impact of deficiencies in culture in Christian counseling.
  2. Identify ways to increase cultural self-awareness to improve rapport building in sessions.
  3. Explore the use of clinical strategies to address and reduce unintentional cultural offenses in the therapeutic relationship.

Bring your own lunch. Drinks will be provided.

In-person only at The Village Chapel. 

No Zoom Access.


September 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10.00 – $15.00


The Village Chapel
2021 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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