How to Counsel Clients without Shaming them?

Next Gen Mentoring Webinar

How to Counsel Clients without Shaming them?

Many of us were taught not to talk about money when growing up. However, the more we make, the more we may need to seek help in accumulating wealth. 

In this webinar, Chia-Li Chien, director of Cal Lutheran’s Financial Planning Program, will interview licensed clinical psychologist Ekta Kumar on how to encourage financial planning clients to talk without shaming them.

The session will discuss the following questions: What is shaming? How do we know when we are unintentionally shaming our clients? How do we encourage clients to talk without shaming them when providing financial planning or counseling? What can financial planning professionals do to avoid shaming their clients? 

Register now, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

This is a webinar you won't want to miss!

Ekta Kumar received her master’s degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis as a diverse fellow and served on the Diversity Advisory Board for the School of Psychological Sciences. She has developed workshops and continuing education programs related to diversity, trauma, clinical practice for students, staff, faculty and clinicians in Indiana and California.
Recently, Kumar was the Director for Community Counseling Services at Cal Lutheran and is now the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and provides therapy services for USC students.
In her private practice, Kumar specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals and people of color. She has a variety of training and experience providing therapy, outreach/prevention programming, and facilitation of difficult dialogue related to trauma and diversity. She has presented at various national conferences and is published in the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.


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Josiah Gonzales