Course curriculum

    1. How to use this course

    1. Course Description and Learning Objective

    2. About the Instructor

    3. Course FAQ

    1. Prep Quiz

    2. The Impact of Representation in Therapy (Training)

    3. References

    1. Directions for Quiz and Certificate

    2. Quiz

    3. Evaluation

    4. Before you Go...

About this course

  • 11 lessons

Course Description

The course “The Impact of Representation in Therapy” highlights the importance of representation in therapy and its impact on the lives of clients. This training explores suicide prevention in mental health counseling and the topics of accessibility to mental health care, multiculturalism, and warning signs for supporting clients from diverse and oppressed cultural backgrounds.  

This training defines the key terms of representation and suicide prevention. The training also makes connections between representation and mental health, explores suicide as a global concern, and highlights the benefits of representation and cultural sensitivity within the therapeutic space. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in reflection around their own identities.

This is a beginner’s level course and there are no specific prerequisites for this course. The course is open to social work professionals, students, and individuals interested in gaining knowledge and skills related to Multiculturalism in Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

 Learning Objectives & Agenda

  • Understand the concept of representation within the context of mental health counseling

  • Explore the significance of mental health counseling:

  • Identify barriers to accessing mental health counseling

  • Explain the link between representation and suicide prevention

  • Provide an opportunity for participants to reflect on their own identities and how it may show up in their clinical practice 

  • Present empirical evidence and case studies showcasing the impact of representation on client’s wellbeing 

  • Review strategies for increasing representation and promote action


  • 0:00-0:05: Trainer Introduction + Learning objectives

  • 0:05-0:15: Defining representation within the context of mental health counseling

  • 0:15-0:20: Suicide prevention and mental health 

  • 0:20-0:30: The link between representation and suicide prevention

  • 0:20-0:25: Barriers to mental health care 

  • 0:25-0:35: Difficulties of working with clients from similar backgrounds 

  • 0:35-0:45: Factors that limit of representation in counseling

  • 0:45-0:55: Strategies for improving representation

  • 0:55-1:00: Conclusion + Summary

  • 1:00-1:10: Questions & Answers

  • 1:10-1:15: Closing & Evaluation

Lead Trainer

Trainer Faith Iloka, LAC

Faith E. Iloka (she/her) is a Nigerian Mental Health Counselor who employs a collaborative and client-centered approach in her work with clients. Faith utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, art therapy, feminist-therapy, multicultural, and trauma-informed interventions to support and empower clients towards increased self-awareness and healthy coping skills. Faith’s interests lie at the intersections of mental health and wellness, creative arts, and race. Faith also incorporates spirituality as it relates to clients’ unique backgrounds and experiences. Faith works with clients to design an individualized treatment plan to help clients feel heard and held, and support clients as they transition from “surviving” to “thriving”. Faith received her BA in African American Studies from Princeton University and her Master of Education and Master of Arts degrees in Mental Health/Psychological Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. Faith completed her Masters Externship at Baruch College Counseling Center. Faith’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, multicultural issues, romantic/interpersonal relationship issues, self-esteem, stress/anger management, and trauma/racial trauma. Faith enjoys afrobeats, playwriting, traveling, thrifting/fashion, and trying new foods.

Certificates will be awarded after completion of the full Webinar and course evaluation.

Radiant Sunshine, #1403, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Radiant Sunshine maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/28/23 to 2/28/2026  Social workers completing this course receive 3-clinical continuing education credits. 

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Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP):

Radiant Sunshine has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7371. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

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