Wellness and Burn-Out Prevention for Counselors

BONUS CALL: Wellness and Burn-Out Prevention for Counselors – Wednesday, November 25, 2015 from 1-2pm ET

 Participants may attend a bonus conference call to discuss self-care and burn out prevention strategies. This  conference call will focus on counselors who work with traumatized clients.

Conference Call Facilitators:

John P. Duggan, M.A., NCC, LCPC, LPC is a graduate of Marymount University in Arlington, VA with an MA in Counseling and of the Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC with an MA in Theology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in three jurisdictions, an approved supervisor in Maryland and a National Certified Counselor. John has worked with client who have experienced multiple, complex trauma, PTSD and dissociative disorders. With a career spanning more than 25 years, John brings myriad experiences to support members of the American Counseling Association as Manager of Professional Development.

Judith A. Harrington, Ph.D., NCC, LPC is an Assistant Professor Counseling at Montevallo University. She has been a mental health professional since 1979, having served most of her career since 1988 in full-time private practice and community counseling in Birmingham, Alabama.  Dr. Harrington specializes in bereavement counseling family members who have lost a loved one to suicide. She has experience in trauma and counseling education and specializes in providing clinical supervision of licensure-seeking counselors in her state of Alabama.

Danielle A. Irving, MA is a Career Specialist and the Senior Coordinator, Professional Projects & Career Services at the American Counseling Association.  She received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling, with a concentration in Community Counseling at Hampton University.  She has been a counselor and clinical intake assessor in the community agency setting assisting diverse populations and diagnoses.  She currently manages the ACA Career Center, providing guidance, services, and resources designed to encourage and assist students and professionals in obtaining their educational, employment, and career goals while also promoting the importance of self-care, wellness, work-life balance and burnout prevention.