Webinars for Counselors

USING THE DSM-5: Countdown to October 1, 2015

7 Weeks
6 Speakers
7 CEs

Members $119  Non-Members $159

Series Description:  Remember October 1, 2014 when we thought the DSM-5 would be implemented?  Then the World Health Organization postponed implementation of the ICD-10 until October 1, 2015 triggering the same delay for the DSM-5 implementation.  Well the wait is over! The 5-axis diagnosis will be gone! We will all need to start using the DSM-5 and the ICD-10 on October 1, 2015.  This series will provide you with all of the tools you will need to start using the DSM-5.

General Introduction/Gender Dysphoria

April 8, 2015
1-2pm EST

This presentation will review major structural, philosophical, and diagnostic changes found within the DSM-5. Participants will also learn about a new diagnostic category, Gender Dysphoria, and review criteria sets for adolescents/adults and children.

Stephanie DaileyStephanie F. Dailey, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS, is an assistant professor of counseling at Argosy University in Washington, DC. Her clinical experience includes 15+ years of experience within community mental healthcare settings and work as a disaster mental health responder. Dr. Dailey's latest publication is lead author of the book, DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors. She is co-chair of the ACA Ethics Committee and President-elect of the Maryland Counseling Association.

Substance Abuse/Disruptive Impulse Control/Conduct Disorder

April 15, 2015
1-2pm EST

This webinar provides an overview of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders and Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders. The presenter will discuss implications for clinical practice.

Shannon KarlShannon Karl, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CCMHC is Associate Professor with the Center for Psychological Studies at Nova Southeastern University. She has extensive clinical mental health experience. Dr. Karl is also a Past-Secretary of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). She is a co-author of the DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors and has presented on the topic at regional, national, and international conferences.


April 22, 2015
1-2pm EST

In this webinar, Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders will be discussed. Participants will learn about changes to the DSM-5 criteria with regards to the aforementioned disorders. Diagnostic criteria will be explored.

Victoria KressVictoria E. Kress, Ph.D./LPCC-S, NCC is the director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University. She has over 20 years of experience in various clinical settings. She was the 2012 recipient of the ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy Award, and the 2013 recipient of the ACA Distinguished Mentor Award. She has published nearly 100 refereed articles. Her most recent book is entitled, Treating Those with Mental Disorders: A Comprehensive Approach to Case Conceptualization and Treatment.


April 29, 2015
1-2pm EST

This presentation will review major structural and diagnostic changes found within the DSM-5 regarding the diagnoses of Depression and Bi-polar spectrums. Participants will also learn about these diagnostic categories and review criteria sets.

Carman GillCarman S. Gill is Associate Professor for Florida Atlantic University's counseling programs. Dr. Gill worked as the counseling program chair for Argosy University, DC. She also has extensive counseling experience as a crisis services manager, inpatient unit counselor, and crisis services clinician covering three hospital emergency departments. Dr. Gill has published widely on ethics, distance supervision, poor, rural women, forgiveness and substance use disorder. She is a co-author on the Learning Companion to the DSM-5.

Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

May 6, 2015
1-2pm EST

The presenter will discuss the schizophrenia spectrum disorders, disorders that "look like" schizophrenia but fall short in meeting the full criteria, and the importance of diagnostic accuracy for psychotic disorders.

Todd LewisTodd F. Lewis, Ph.D, LPC, NCC. is Associate Professor of Counseling and Counselor Education at North Dakota State University. He has a long history of clinical work. Dr. Lewis has taught assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, motivational interviewing, substance abuse counseling, and quantitative research methods. He is the 2012 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Assessment/Emerging Measure/Recording-Coding

May 13, 2015
1-2pm EST

There will be a discussion of philosophical shifts in the DSM-5. Counselors will learn non axial diagnoses and transitioning to ICD-10 coding. Cross-cutting and dimensional assessment measures will be discussed. Finally, counselors will learn how to incorporate these changes into their clinical practice.

Casey Barrio MintonCasey A. Barrio Minton Ph.D, is Associate Professor and counseling program coordinator at the University of North Texas. Her clinical experience includes outpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, and inpatient mental health settings with a focus on crisis intervention and stabilization. She co-authored DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors. She is the editor of the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, and is a past president of Chi Sigma Iota International and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling.

Wrap Up/Answer remaining questions from all sessions


May 20, 2015
1-2pm EST

In addition to summarizing key points for all presentations and concluding the webinar, this presentation will address remaining questions from the previous sessions. Implications for counselor using the DSM-5 and trends for the profession regarding diagnostic nosology will also be highlighted.

Stephanie DaileyStephanie F. Dailey, EdD, LPC, NCC, ACS, is an assistant professor of counseling at Argosy University in Washington, DC. Her clinical experience includes 15+ years of experience within community mental healthcare settings and work as a disaster mental health responder. Dr. Dailey's latest publication is lead author of the book, DSM-5 Learning Companion for Counselors. She is co-chair of the ACA Ethics Committee and President-elect of the Maryland Counseling Association.

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Stacey Brown Wins Counseling Awareness Month Publicity Contest

by Amber McLaughlin | May 29, 2013

"Many times, I hear people say that they ’should be able’ to handle whatever is wrong on their own. According to whom?" - Stacey Brown, MA, LMHC, NCC

The winner of ACA’s first Counseling Awareness Month Publicity Contest is a private practitioner in Fort Myers, Fla., specializing in individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, as well as the Director of the Human Services at Edison State College.

In addition to putting up posters around campus, promoting CAM on her personal Facebook page and the Facebook pages of Edison State College, and an email campaign to various departments and students, Stacey Brown wrote a powerful article, which was just published in the Fort Myers News Press.

Currently, Brown is exploring speaking opportunities to engage students and the public at large about the importance of counseling. She received a full year of membership to ACA and free registration to the ACA 2014 Conference & Expo in Hawaii.

Congratulations, Stacey! Your passion and dedication is making a difference, for your profession and for the world.