August 1, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: ALLIE HUNTER
ALEXANDRIA, VA.... Noted experts in counseling and neuroscience, Dr. Allen Ivey, along with his wife and colleague, Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey, will address more than 4,000 counseling professionals at the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Annual Conference & Expo in Cincinnati, OH, March 20-24, it was announced today. They will be presenting on March 23, 2013 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center on "What Counselors Need to Know about the Intersection of Neuroscience and Counseling."
Dr. Allen Ivey earned his doctorate from Harvard University and holds several titles including Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a courtesy appointment as Professor in Counselor Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa. He is president of Microtraining Associates, an educational publishing firm and is also a life time member of ACA.
Dr. Allen Ivey has been researching and writing since 1974 and was the originator of the influential microcounseling framework, the integrative theory, and the Developmental Counseling and Therapy (DCT). He has authored or co-authored more than 40 books and 200 articles, which have been translated into 20 languages.
Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey earned her doctorate in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include writing, independent consulting, and school guidance and one of her main specialties is applying consultation skills to school and management environments. She has taught or held appointments at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Keene State College, the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and Flinders University, Australia.
"Counseling professionals and their clients are benefitting from a deeper understanding of the brain," said David Kaplan, PhD, Chief Professional Officer of ACA, "and we are fortunate to have two experts on this fascinating frontier of brain neuroscience at the ACA conference."
Also presenting as a key note speaker at the 2013 Conference is Ashley Judd. Ms. Judd, a well-known and acclaimed actor-turned humanitarian, attended an intensive in-patient treatment program at Shades of Hope all-addictions center to help heal from a struggle with depression. Following her positive experience with counseling, she has become an advocate for the therapeutic process. She will be speaking on March 22, from 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Registration for the ACA 2013 Conference is open and the reduced Summer Rate ends Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
The American Counseling Association is a nonprofit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing more than 50,000 professional counselors.