I wanted to write about my ACA conference experience because it really made a huge impact on me. I participated in "Giving back" day where I worked at the cemetery that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, we put the stones back together and worked together to make the graves beautiful for the families. Well, after leaving this cemetery of the "poor people" we drove past right up the street cemetery's of the "rich people" that were extraordinary and unbelievable how well kept they are whereas the cemetery we were at was not even touched, weeds as high as you couldn't believe!!
After getting back to the conference center, I attended some really incredible seminars that gave info I could use back at my own counseling center. This was also my first year presenting at ACA I did two presentations and it was a great experience, the audiences were wonderful and it was such a great opportunity for me!! I met some really nice people at the conference and encourage everyone to attend the next one in San Francisco if you get the chance to.
I met some new friends at the conference that I plan to stay in touch with. The conference expo had a plethora of information,. I got the pleasure of working at the ACC booth (association of creativity in counseling) and we had fun with everyone making mardi gras masks. Adults are fun when they are making art !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I missed seeing all of you bloggers at New Orleans, hope to meet you in San Francisco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kimberly Beck is a counselor and a doctoral candidate with a special interest in Self-injury. Other interests are PTSD, trauma, and Borderline personality disorder