Master of Arts Program Keynote Speaker
Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Prescott College; 215 Garden Street, Prescott, Arizona 86301
Keynote Speaker: Ed Ableser, LPC
Ed Ableser is finishing his Ph.D. in Justice and Social Inquiry from Arizona State University. He received his Masters in Counseling Psychology in Education from Arizona State University. Ed has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor for almost ten years in the school, home, and clinical settings. His agency, Ableser Family Counseling, serves families all over the metropolitan Phoenix area. Ed has also served as the State Representative from 2006 â€“ 2012 and is currently serving as the State Senator representing Tempe, Mesa, and the Salt River, Pima, Maricopa Indian Community. Johnson, J., Prior, S.F., Abbott, K.R., & E.Z. Ableser. (eds.) 2011. Theories on Justice. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.
Keynote Address: How to influence policy change through advocacy and grassroots politics.
Being a professional in the health and human services field, many feel disenfranchised as to the inability of making impactful systemic change in our clientâ€™s lives due to harmful policies. The Community Counseling philosophy is that we work to change the individual, family, community and global dimensions of the client. How do we participate in community advocacy? What changes could we possibly make? Whatâ€™s the best approach to take when lobbying on issues? How does our Government â€śactuallyâ€ť work? What type of policies should we advocate for?
Community Colloquium schedule is available at: www.prescott.edu