Dr. Henfield will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) Conference. The conference will be held in Santa Rosa, CA November 7 - 11. The Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) was founded in 1961 as one of five regional organizations of the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). WACES counts among its members professionals and students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, as well as Pacific Rim countries. WACES seeks to advance the education, credentialing, and supervision of counselors. The association advocates for a multicultural approach that honors diversity and promotes the mastery of knowledge, skills, and competencies of its members who work in guidance, counseling, and student personnel services in all settings of society.
Dr. Henfield will be presenting at the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Conference on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. ASCA is the flagship organization of the school counseling profession and supports their efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. The title of the presentation is "Pursuing a Ph.D. as a School Counselor of Color."
Dr. Henfield has been invited to become a founding member of the Center for Postsecondary Readiness and Success (CPRS) Advisory Board. Housed at American University in Washington D.C., CPRS will be charged with disseminating new knowledge and discovery of college and career readiness and persistence models, while simultaneously connecting this new knowledge to K-12 and higher education policy formation.
Dr. Henfield will be delivering and chairing two presentations at the American Education Research Association (AERA) National Conference (AERA) April 2018 in New York City. AERA is considered to be the top education research organization in the world. The organization was founded in 1916, and is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research result. Here is a list of the presentations:
Symposium Title: School, Community, Family Partnerships in Support of Black Success
Fighting Without Fear: Critical Race Praxis as Struggle and Resistance for Self-Determination
Beyond the Dream: Social Justice Strategies and Curriculum for Youth Development Programs
Soul Rebels: The Power of Radical Healing in Community Change
Black to the Future
African American 9th Graders' Use of School Counseling Services
Chair & Discussant:Malik S. Henfield, University of San Francisco
Symposium Title: Expanding Opportunity for All Students
School counselors’ impact on schools’ academic outcomes: Staffing, use of time and perceptions
Experiences and Challenges of School Counselors and Local Liaisons Supporting the College Readiness of Students Experiencing Homelessness
The Role of a Pre-College Career Group Counseling on the Socio-Emotional Development of Low Income High School Students
School Counselor Leadership Professional Development: Examining the Impact on Increasing Educational Opportunities for all Students
Exploring the Impact of the California Colleges Guidance Initiative
Chair: Laura Owens, American University Discussant: Malik S. Henfield, University of San Francisco
National Counselor Education Presentation (10/8/17)
Dr. Henfield and Sheryl Davis,Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. co-presented at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) biennial conference in Chicago, IL.ACES is the premier organization dedicated to quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings. Their presentation was entitled, "Community Trauma and Police Interactions: Youth Facilitated Discussions to Support Dialogue."
Dr. Henfield presented at the R.A.C.E Mentoring Conference at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He presented on the topic of grantwriting, as well as balancing parenting and life as a scholar in the academy. He also received a special recognition award from the R.A.C.E. Mentoring Advisory Board. Started in 2013, R.A.C.E. (Research, Advocacy, Collaboration, Empowerment) Mentoring is an initiative and program co-founded by Drs. Donna Y. Ford,Michelle Trotman Scott and Malik S. Henfield. The goal of this virtual group is to provide mentoring to faculty and doctoral/graduate students of color, increase the representation of faculty of color on campuses and within the tenure pool, and to promote collaboration among academics in all educational settings (P-12, higher education) and at all types of colleges and universities (e.g., HBCU and PWI, private and public, online). This was the group's first annual conference.