In this episode, I'll be talking with Dr. Marie Huggins about the unique challenges facing caregivers from diverse cultural backgrounds, with an emphasis on working with caregivers of color. We'll look at systemic factors that impact the wellness of caregivers, and learn strategies for connecting and providing effective support. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define caregiving
  • Identify cultural narratives that impact the experience of caregiving
  • Understand the importance of taking an ecological over individual stance in the counseling relationship
  • Identify strategies for assessing caregiver needs in a counseling setting
  • Examine systemic factors that impact stress and wellness of caregivers of color, and ways to address these in the counseling relationship.

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How the CE Process Works

  • Format

    This course is a one-hour podcast you can listen to anytime anywhere. Access the audio on your favorite platform. For a richer learning experience, including full transcripts, access the content on the course player.

  • Instructions

    1. Create an account to enroll in the course. 2. Listen to the podcast. 3. Log into your Beyond Therapy account to take the test and complete the course evaluation.

  • Certificate Information

    Your certificate be available for download in the student dashboard once you earn a passing score (80%) on the post-test and complete the evaluation. We'll keep your certificate on file for 5 years.


Guest Instructor

Marie Huggins

Dr. Marie Huggins (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina and holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; as well as M.Ed. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a concentration in College Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education and a BA in Applied Psychology and Africana Studies Minor from North Carolina State University. She also holds the credentials of National Certified Counselor and a Global Career Development Facilitator. She currently works as an Outpatient Therapist at Creasman Counseling, PLLC servicing clients in Durham, NC and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Dr. Huggins has provided counseling to various culturally diverse adults who have been caregivers and also been a primary caregiver for her immediate and extended family members.


Candice Creasman Mowrey

PhD, LCMHCS - Dr. Candice Creasman Mowrey received a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008, and a Doctorate in Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina State University in 2015. She has worked in in-patient, psychosocial rehabilitation, community agency, disability services, and intensive outpatient settings. She founded Creasman Counseling, PLLC, a single-person private practice, in 2011, which has grown to a team of over a dozen culturally and professionally diverse clinicians. Dr. Creasman Mowrey has taught Masters level counseling students in online and in-person settings, and currently directs a Clinical Mental Health Counseling internship program.


Creasman Counseling PLLC's courses meet the qualifications for CE hours as required by NBCC. Beyond Therapy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #7234. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Creasman Counseling, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

Course Content Development

Counseling Caregivers from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds was created, developed, advertised, planned, and implemented by the staff of Creasman Counseling, PLLC

To learn more about presenter Marie Huggins click here.

To learn more about your host, Candice Creasman Mowrey, click here.

The Beyond Therapy Podcast and all associated learning content are developed by the professional mental health services team at Creasman Counseling, PLLC. Our staff of licensed, board-certified counselors, social workers, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners are committed to creating engaging, evidence-based, and practice-ready content for your growth as a clinician.