ACA Podcast Series


Since 2008, ACA has provided a series of podcasts aimed to help you save time and money as you strive to stay well-informed on professional issues.

These podcasts—prerecorded interviews posted on the ACA website—can be downloaded to your computer so that you can listen to them at your convenience while at home or work. They also can be added to your iPod for use while taking a walk, on the treadmill, in the car, or whenever you have time.

Most podcasts offer opportunities to earn Continuing Education credits. If you are interested in earning CE credits click here.  

The podcasts can also be accessed by visiting our Professional Development Center

Transcripts for select podcasts can be found here.

Member Price: $22.00
Non-Member Price: $32.00

HT019 – Microcounseling, Multiculturalism, Social Justice, and the Brain - A Conversation with Drs. Allen Ivey and Mary Bradford Ivey

Dr. Allen Ivey and Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey

Speakers: Dr. Allen E. Ivey the author or co-author of more than 40 books and 200 scholarly articles, received his undergraduate education from Stanford (Phi Beta Kappa) and his doctorate from Harvard. He is Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is currently President of Microtraining Associates, an educational publishing firm. He holds a courtesy appointment as Professor in Counselor Education at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Dr. Mary Bradford Ivey, Courtesy Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa and Vice President of Microtraining Associates, has three areas of expertise and experience — writing, independent consulting and school guidance. Her master's degree in counseling was earned at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her doctoral degree in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts where she worked closely with Kenneth Blanchard, author of the well-known One-Minute Manager.

Among other things, Rebecca Daniel-Burke asks the following questions:

  • What is Microcounseling? Is it being used in other countries?
  • What was the road like towards ACA and APA approval of the multicultural competencies? What was your role in the effort?
  • Mary, what can you say about your work in the schools and Rogerian v/s microcounseling frameworks?
  • Where does Social Justice come into your work? What is occurring today in the field of Social Justice that pleases you, that concerns you?
  • Neuroscience has come a long way toward fitting in with traditional counseling theories and practices. How do you view current research on the brain?

Running time: 59:50
Date Recorded: 6/8/10

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Drs. Ivey Suggested Links:

1. Medscape: Why a medical link? Well written and short with free weekly email blasts. Mary and I learn some important issues that counselors ought to be aware of and watch for. Moreover, very helpful material from psychiatric research and neurology.

2. Genes and cognition: They have a 3D model of the brain and this is a great place to learn structure and function in a pleasant way.

3. Help Guide: It describes many psychiatric problems clearly. And it has a wonderful prevention orientation and shows what you and your clients can do to work with and prevent many types of issues.

MP3, 54.81 MB

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