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Behind the Badge
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Morgan Spurlock, Academy Award-Nominated Director of Super Size Me and Documentary Filmmaker
Friday, March 28, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning writer, director, and producer best known for his immersive explorations of the social issues that both directly and indirectly shape the choices and life paths of our clients, students, colleagues… and ourselves. As a man with his finger on the pulse of a rapidly changing society, Spurlock will share experiences, insights, and reflections from the front lines of American culture. Learn more
Saturday, March 29, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Cloé Madanes is a world-renowned innovator and teacher of family and brief therapy and one of the originators of the strategic approach to family therapy. She has authored seven books that are classics in the field: Strategic Family Therapy; Behind the One-Way Mirror; Sex, Love, and Violence; The Secret Meaning of Money; The Violence of Men; The Therapist as Humanist, Social Activist, and Systemic Thinker; and Relationship Breakthrough. Learn more
Featured Education Sessions
ACA Waiting List Only Status Series
There’s one in every agency, clinic, and larger practice setting—that one clinician who all clients want to see. His or her status is always: Waiting List Only! What special skills or traits do these clinicians share? Why are they SO sought-after? This series will present powerful talks with six Waiting List Only clinicians. Listen closely to their strategies and find out for yourself. Learn more
ACA Client-Focused Research Series
ACA strives to increase the visibility of research that empowers professional counselors. Whatever you want to call it—evidence-based practice research, best practices research, or outcome research—this unparalleled professional series will shed light on what works best. Learn more
ACA Counseling in Action Demonstration Series
Learning about new techniques and strategies to use with your clients is one thing, but seeing them in action, and being able to implement them immediately upon return, is another. Learn more