Evening LIs

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Daytime LIs (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Evening LIs (4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Daytime LIs (8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
Evening LIs (4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14031, Advanced
Spiritual Assessment and Case Conceptualization for Counselors
Elizabeth A. Maynard, PhD

While most counselors have received foundational training in addressing religion and spirituality with clients as an aspect of diversity, most counselors have not received advanced training in the use of assessment instruments and methods to gather relevant information from clients that will inform the work of counseling. This LI will introduce the counselor to assessement methods for clinical interviews and to scales/instruments for in-session use with clients. Active engagement in role plays, case studies, and discussion are expected.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14032, Advanced
Wounded Warriors: Play Therapy for Counseling Sexually Abused Males
Brian L. Bethel, MEd

Although there has been an explosion of research regarding child sexual abuse throughout the last thirty years, the overwhelming focus of this literature has addressed issues in counseling sexually abused females. In recent years, professionals have explored the complexity of working with male survivors of sexual abuse. As a result, a true understanding of counseling sexually abused males remains in its infancy. This LI will highlight the challenges when counseling male survivors of sexual abuse. Play therapy theory will be reviewed to empower clinicians to achieve evidenced-based practices through a non-threatening approach. Specific play therapy techniques will be demonstrated for use in counseling male survivors.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14033, Advanced
Introspective Ethics: Using Self-Awareness to Develop Ethical Sensitivity & Enhance Ethical Behavior
Cecile Brennan, PhD

Tired of attending ethics presentations which focus on the do’s and don’ts, which reiterate principles you already know by heart? This LI moves ethics instruction to a new level. While knowledge of ethical codes and laws is important, it is not enough. Applying the same principles used in work with clients, this experiential LI moves beyond instruction about the obvious into the realm of the psychological. Participants are guided toward understanding the internal basis of ethical actions. Through large and small group activities, you will identify areas of personal ethical vulnerability and develop a proactive, individualized plan for managing these ethically challenging situations.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14034, Advanced
Feedback Informed Counseling: An Evidence-Based Approach to Empower Clients and Increase Effectiveness
Sidney Shaw, EdD

It is more important than ever for counselors to use evidence-based approaches, to monitor their effectiveness, and to sensitively address the needs of each unique client. This LI will briefly summarize core findings from over 40 years of counseling outcome research and teach an evidence-based method for enacting these potent therapeutic factors. Learn hands-on, empirically supported methods to improve counseling outcomes, amplify the effect of the therapeutic alliance, and empower clients through formal client feedback. To help take these valuable lessons into your practice, a practical step-by-step model for integrating formal client feedback will be reviewed, demonstrated, and rehearsed.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14035, Advanced
Career Counseling as an Idiographic Process
Mark B. Scholl, PhD, Pamelia E. Brott, PhD

This LI will focus on advanced approaches to constructivist career counseling as an idiographic process. A variety of techniques will be demonstrated and you will have the opportunity to engage in the narrative process of uncovering, deconstructing, and constructing a career story. The blending of quantitative (e.g., Holland typology, Myers-Briggs types, O*NET) and qualitative (e.g., life line, card sorts, constructivist résumé and analysis, life roles circles, career genogram, goal map) approaches will provide you with the knowledge and tools to embrace this dynamic process.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14036, Advanced
This Side of the Rainbow: Ethics, Competencies and Skills for Improving your LGB Affirming Practice
Steven Farmer, PhD, Michael DeVoll, MEd

Counselors in every setting are likely to encounter lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) clients. To build one’s competency with LGB clients, a counselor must go beyond the awareness of LGB issues and include the knowledge and practice of specific skills designed to affirm LGB clients and their experiences. This LI will present research in the area of Sexual Identity Development, Adolescent Development and coming out, Sexual Minority stress and issues LGB clients across the lifespan encounter. Learn and practice specific skills that can apply in your practice with LGB clients. Take your LGB affirming practice to the next level with this advanced training that focuses on counselor skills.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14037, Advanced
A Closer Look at Disability: Enhancing Counselors' Effectiveness in Addressing the Needs of People with Disabilities
Susan Stuntzner, PhD, Michael T. Hartley, PhD, Sonya M. Ware, PhD

Disability is an experience often misunderstood by the public and many professionals. Many counseling and psychology programs do not offer any training or awareness of disability or the needs of persons with disabilities. In an effort to increase counselors' understanding of the many issues encountered by persons with disabilities and to reduce ambiguity, counselors are presented with information and skills to enhance their ability to work effectively with many persons with disabilities and to assist people in reclaiming control of their life.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14038, Introductory
Open Journal Systems: An Alternative to the Publish or Perish Culture in Academia
Edil Torres-Rivera, PhD

Open Journal System (OJS) is a journal management and publishing system that allows editors, authors, and readers to be part of the refereed publishing process, stage by stage, from submissions, publication, impact factor, and indexing. This LI will teach you how to establish an electronic journal at a very little cost.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14039, Introductory
EcoWellness Assessment and Strategies: Integrating the Natural World Effectively into Professional Counseling Practice
Ryan F. Reese, PhD

EcoWellness was recently introduced in the counseling literature as one’s appreciation, respect for, and awe of nature that results in feelings of connectedness to the natural environment and the perception of holistic wellness. The purpose of this LI is to provide practitioners with a foundation and practical strategies for integrating EcoWellness into counseling assessment and practice. EcoWellness and the current multidisciplinary nature theory and research will be reviewed. Tips and strategies for integrating EcoWellness into traditional counseling settings will be explored and the ethical and multicultural considerations for bringing nature into counseling will be examined.


4:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Program ID #14040, Introductory
How to Build a 7-Figure Counseling Practice
Anthony J. Centore, PhD, Fred Milacci, DEd

While some counselors debate whether building a 6-figure counseling practice is possible, others are hard at work building 7-figure practices. This LI will offer instruction on how to build a clinical practice capable of grossing over a million dollars per annum.

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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