Dr. Pamela Hays, Soldotna Counseling
Dr. Pamela Hays, Counselor

Workshops & Trainings

"Pam makes everyone feel appreciated as a colleague and contributor to the process of new learning, and her genuine love for the subject matter makes her a stimulating & fun presenter." -- Mary Ann Boyle, Director, NW Behavioral Health, Bellingham, WA.

"Pam helped us take cultural competency to the next level."  -Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., Claremont McKenna College, California

"Pam's workshop was engaging, thought-provoking, and fun.  She challenged my thinking in a supportive, caring way and gave me new ideas for relationships with people of diverse identities." -Carolyn Kenny, Ph.D., Professor of Human Development and Indigenous Studies, Leadership and Change Program, Antioch University.

"I have admired Pamela's work from afar for a long time, and this is one time that the direct experience of the person certainly matched the quality and creativity of the academic work." -Jerry Downing, PhD, Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA

"Her workshop is a "must-attend"for anybody who is in a helping profession." -Senel Poyrazli, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Pamela Hays workshops and trainings

Workshops and trainings are aimed at providing an empowering, informative, and engaging learning experience for organizations. I use the ADDRESSING framework to consider Age and generational influences, Developmental and other Disability, Religion and spirituality, Ethnic and racial identity, Socioeconomic/class status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous heritage, National origin, and Gender. Emphasis is placed on the ways in which multicultural awareness and knowledge of systemic oppression and privilege can enhance understanding, improve relationships, and facilitate effectiveness at work and in social settings.

Therapist trainings are designed specifically for psychologists, behavioral health and substance abuse counselors, social service providers, mental health educators and supervisors. Participants learn evidenced-based skills and strategies for improving the effectiveness of psychological and social services with people of diverse identities.

Organizations for whom I have provided workshops and presentations:

  • Optum Health
  • Rogers Behavioral Health
  • Alliant International University
  • Headspace Australia
  • Consejo Counseling & Referral
  • The Kenaitze Tribe
  • 501 Commons Seattle
  • The New School
  • American Psychological Assoc. CE Program
  • Andrews Air Force Base, Psychology Training Program
  • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Valley Asian/Pacific Islander Mental Health Project
  • American Counseling Association
  • State Psychological Assoc’s HI, MI, WA, AK
  • International Council of Psychologists
  • Alberta Counseling & Guidance Association
  • Capilano College, Music Therapy Program
  • Association of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapists
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW-AK)
  • Moving Beyond Cancer Conference

Multicultural Awareness Workshops

Multicultural awareness workshops are intended for corporations, nonprofit, and educational organizations interested in improving cross-cultural effectiveness. These workshops focus on the practical skills and information needed to build relationships and create success in a culturally diverse world. Participants learn strategies for expanding personal awareness, avoiding destructive interactions, resolving conflicts, and creating meaningful connections.

Topics include:

  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Building Relationships
  • Cultivating Compassion and Connection
  • Wisdom that Crosses Cultures

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