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Lecture explores benefit of service learning

April 03, 2017
Location: Dauby 201

Assistant Professor Katherine Jackson, Ph.D., will speak on “Developing Multicultural Competence through Service” on April 3,student with children at noon in Dauby Hall, Room 201. Dr. Jackson's lecture is the third and final of the 2017 Faculty Lecture Series.

Dr. Jackson teaches in Ursuline’s Counseling and Art Therapy master’s degree program and runs the service learning initiative, has led group service learning trips across the US and abroad, most recently to Hungary in March.

Dr. Jackson looks at whether providing service for those less fortunate helps students learn and grow as culturally competent clinicians. This question is the focus of research being conducted in the Counseling and Art therapy program with students attending the service learning program. This lecture will demonstrate positive outcomes and considerations in developing student awareness in biases, thoughts and perceptions about people who are different from them. Dr. Jackson maintains a clinical mental health practice in Beachwood, where she sees a variety of clients. 

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