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ACA Author Content Session Series
Leaders in the field discuss their new books in this highly informative series.
Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel, Bayhill 21 & 22
FriDAy, MArCh 13, 2015
7:30 am – 8:30 am | Program iD #104
Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools: Practical Ways to help Students Change With Dignity
John J. Murphy
This session will provide practical strategies from Dr. Murphy’s award winning book, Solution-Focused Counseling in Schools. Participants will learn about building cooperative relationships with “resistant” students, using change- focused language, and building solutions from students’ strengths, successes, and other resources in their lives. Short demonstrations and exercises will help participants to immediately apply solution-focused strategies the very next day on the job.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm| Program iD #126
The Counselor and the Law: 10 Tips to reduce risk While helping Clients Thrive
Burt Bertram, Anne Marie “Nancy” Wheeler
This session highlights important legal and ethical issues in counseling practice, as examined in the new edition of The Counselor and the Law. The presenters will offer strategies for managing current and future risks inherent in mental health practice. Issues discussed will include the legal/ethical decision-making model; confidentiality, privilege, and privacy (including HITECH, child custody, and subpoenas); cooccurring relationships; social media and online practice; records; reporting duties; gun violence; and making ethical referrals.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm| Program iD #171
ACA Ethical Standards Casebook and Boundary issues in Counseling
Barbara Herlihy, Gerald Corey
Ethics experts, Herlihy and Corey will address a range of topics related to the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics and provide highlights from the new 7th edition of the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook and the 3rd edition of Boundary Issues in Counseling. The focus will be on competence, managing
value conflicts, and counselor education and supervision. Emphasis also will be given to effectively and ethically managing boundary issues in counseling practice.
SATurDAy, MArCh 14, 2015
7:30 am – 8:30 am| Program iD #204
Becoming a Male Sensitive Counselor
Matt Englar-Carlson
Men are vastly underrepresented as counseling clients with respect to their mental health needs. This session, based on
the presenter’s new book A Counselor’s Guide to Working
With Men, will provide evidence-based strategies to address the help-seeking process for men and assess the influence of masculine socialization on presenting concerns and the process of counseling. Participants will learn to integrate a culturally- informed, gender-aware perspective in practice; be exposed to practical strategies to engage men in counseling; and learn to integrate masculinity into case conceptualizations.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm| Program iD #272
Treatment Strategies for Substance and Process Addictions
Robert L. Smith, Stephen J. Southern, Summer Reiner, Joshua Watson
This session will offer the most up-to-date information and research findings on addictions. Both substance and process addictions are covered, including gambling, sex, disordered eating, shopping, exercise, work, and Internet. The presenters’ focus will be on defining addictions, identifying criteria used in determining when a behavior pattern becomes an addiction, and discussing evidence-based practices recommended when counseling clients
with addictions.
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