Counseling Theory

Counseling Theory


Friday, March 28
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #125, Room 313C
Solution-Focused Counseling for Depression

90-Minute Session, Advanced
Clayton V. Martin, Jeffrey Guterman 
Solution-Focused counseling is a comprehensive model that emphasizes clients' strengths, resources, and effective coping skills to bring about positive change. If these resources—called exceptions—are identified and amplified, then problem resolution can be brought about in an effective and efficient manner. This advanced session offers an opportunity to learn solution-focused principles and techniques for depression. Case examples illustrate using solution-focused counseling with a variety of clients dealing with depression. The program includes exercises aimed at helping attendees learn the material.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ACA Counseling in Action Demonstration Series
Child & Adolescent Counseling Academy
Program ID #148, Room 313A
Empowering Youth Victimized by Cyber-Bulling: A Solution-Focused Adlerian Counseling Model

90-Minute Session
Janet Froeschle Hicks 
Cyber-bullying is a growing concern due to enhanced use of social media and other forms of technology. Anonymity offers an opportunity for students to bully others without being seen. The consequences of such actions can be devastating for the victim and programs are needed to address this issue. This session demonstrates the use of a solution-focused Adlerian counseling model with youth who have been victims of cyber-bullying. The model infuses art, solution focused and Adlerian techniques into a session that empowers the victim. The model will be illustrated through a live role play as well as case studies and practical exercises.


Friday, March 28
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ACA Author Session
Clinical Mental Health/Private Practice Academy
Program ID #150, Room 316A
Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling

90-Minute Session
Jeffrey T. Guterman 
Based on the updated and expanded book Mastering the Art of Solution-Focused Counseling, this presentation describes a highly effective model that helps clients build on their existing resources, strengths, and problem-solving skills. If these resources—called exceptions—are identified and amplified, then problem resolution can be brought about in an effective and efficient manner. The presenter will describe the theory and stages of solution-focused counseling, and provide practical examples to illustrate this innovative approach.


Friday, March 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Program ID #174, Room 313B
Counselling Theorists: The Next Generation from an International Perspective

60-Minute Session, Advanced
Lorna M. Martin, Amanda Hawkins 
Have you ever wondered what the next generation of counselling and psychotherapy theories will look like? Who will be the next "great theorists" in our profession? This session provides international perspectives on past and present theorists, the impact of the global village and technology on evolving counseling theories, and the role of evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence on emerging theories. The presenters offer perspectives from their countries in addition to other parts of the world beyond the U.S. in their discussion.


Saturday, March 29
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

ACC Day of Learning
Program ID #210, Room 323B
An Introduction to Relational-Cultural Theory

60-Minute Session
Heather C. Trepal 
Relational-Cultural Theory (RCT) is an emerging approach to understanding human development and the ways in which we interact with one another. Developed as an outgrowth of feminist approaches, RCT is receiving increased attention in both research and clinical practice (Jordan, 2010). Unlike other traditional theories, RCT purports that connection and context, instead of individuation, are at the heart of human development. In addition, the impact of cultural context on relationships and relational strategies is also central to this approach. This session will overview RCT and provide attendees with information related to examining their own relational challenges as well as those of their clients.


Saturday, March 29
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Program ID #248, Room 313C
Living Legends in Counseling: Personal Development and Professional Wisdom

90-Minute Session
Jon Carlson, Jeffrey A. Kottler, Mark Pope, Howard Kirschenbaum, Gerald Corey, Debbie Joffe Ellis, Robert E. Wubbolding, Marcheta Evans 
Join an intimate, revealing, honest, and provocative discussion with many of the “legends” in the profession, including prominent authors, theoreticians, and practitioners, who “walk their talk,” practicing in their personal lives what they teach to others. Issues will be explored related to critical incidents, challenges, frustrations, joys, and sources of pride, throughout long and distinguished careers. With this group sharing time together, expect the unexpected!


Saturday, March 29
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ACC Day of Learning
Program ID #256, Room 323B
Developmental Relational Counseling: Clarity, Compassion, and Connection in Practice

90-Minute Session
Thelma Duffey, Shane Haberstroh, Erin Marble, Renee Foyou 
Learn practical strategies to assist clients navigate their relationships and clarify their perceptions of themselves and others. Using interactive vignettes, the presenters will illustrate the basic tenets of Developmental Relational Counseling (DRC), a conceptual framework that integrates Relational Cultural Theory, cognitive therapy, narrative therapy, and the Enneagram Personality Typology. Based on the idea that clarity, self-compassion, and compassion for others are integral to connection and development, DRC explores power in relationships, the role of feedback, and distinctive relational styles and their interactions with one another.

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Professional / regular
$480

New Professional / student / retiree
$345

Non-member Attendee
$615

Non-member student
$505

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Preconference Learning Institutes

Advance Rates Thru 2/15/14

Professional / regular
Day: $170
Evening: $125

New Professional / student / retiree
Day: $125
Evening: $100

Non-member Attendee
Day: $230
Evening: $185

Non-member student
Day: $185
Evening: $160

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