Central Penn College - Inclusion Statement

Central Penn College

 

Inclusion Statement

from Megan Cline, LSW

As a social worker and a human being, I believe in respecting the dignity of each person. I will participate in our therapeutic relationship with respect towards you and encourage you to educate me on your experience. In group settings, I will monitor the conversation for any intentional and unintentional discrimination towards a person due to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religious orientation, sexual orientation, or disability. Disrespect is never tolerated.

I observe all holidays recognized by the college. However, if there is a holiday that you observe due to your culture or religion, please contact me for arrangements.

I am an ally of the LGBTQIAA community. The counseling office and relationship is a safe space for all those who self-identify on the LGBTQIAA rainbow and their allies. Note that this may not seem to affect you directly. My language is designed to be inclusive and avoid heteronormativity.

If you are a person with a disability, Central Penn has protocols in place to assist you in the process of obtaining your goals. If you are interested in knowing more about available resources, Dave Baker, Dean of Students, oversees the process. You may reach her at DaveBaker@centralpenn.edu.

I am continually assessing my clinical practice and programming to foster an environment where everyone is respected, welcomed and appreciated. I welcome feedback and the opportunity to learn from your unique experience. You are encouraged to share your insights in the counseling satisfaction survey e-mailed at the end of each term.