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2023 Annual Conference: BIPOC Panel *1.5* CEU's

September 18, 2023 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

2023 Annual Conference: BIPOC Panel

Experiences of MFT's of Color in Minnesota

1.5 CEU's | Cultural Competency (Pending board approval)


This panel includes a range of MFTs at different stages of their career discussing their experiences as family therapists of color in Minnesota. Please join us to learn more about your colleagues' experiences and whether they resonate or differ from yours. By the end of this panel, participants will be able to:

  • Identify issues and challenges faced by MFT’s or color at different stages of their careers

  • Understand how to be more culturally attuned with colleagues or color 

  • Recognize at least 3 ways in which systemic oppression impacts MFT’s of color within our field 

Moderators: Lambers Fisher, Ms, LMFT, MDIV Participants: Dr. Shonda Craft, PhD, LMFT; Kei Skeide, MS, LAMFT; Lisa Xiong, MA, LMFT, RPT


Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV, is a marriage and family therapist who has counseled individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in private practice and non-profit  organizations, as well as ministry environments.

Dr Shonda Craft, PhD, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, the dean of the School of Health and Human Services at St. Cloud State University and the higher education representative for the  Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Kei Skeide, MS, LAMFT is social justice driven clinician, first-generation immigrant, Pinxy/Filipinx-Japanese American,Bakla/Gender Queer provider. They are a licensed associate marriage, community organizer and trainer.

Lisa Xiong, MA, LMFT, RPT is a licensed marriage and family therapist, registered play therapist, and director of clinical services for Change Inc.’s school based mental health program, Community & School Collaborative (CSC), and outpatient clinic. She spent 10 years in school based mental health providing school-based prevention, early intervention, and mental health services in urban schools. As the Director of Clinical Services, Lisa offers mentorship and supervision for mental health practitioners and professionals. The last 10 years Lisa dedicated her time to BIPOC mental health workforce development.

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